Gluten-Free Vegan Caramel Sauce

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This Gluten-Free Vegan Caramel Sauce just might be one of the most versatile recipes that you will need to keep in your kitchen at all times. You only need 3 main ingredients to make this amazing clean version of caramel sauce and no special equipment like a food processor or blender. Traditional caramel sauce that you can buy at the store usually has ingredients like highly refined sweeteners, gums and emulsifiers, food dyes, and preservatives.  This healthier version uses maple syrup as a natural sweetener in place of the GMO corn syrup, coconut oil in place of the butter and creamy almond butter as a thickener. Perfect on top of a big bowl of banana nice cream!



  • 1/2 cup organic almond butter
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut oil (melted / liquid)
  • 1/2 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla bean powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt


  1. Prepare the coconut oil: melt the coconut oil completely (I melt mine on the stove top since I don't use a microwave).
  2. Add all ingredients (almond butter, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla bean powder, pink salt) to a medium size bowl and whisk together with a whisk until it is creamy smooth and everything is well combined.
  3. Store in the pantry or refrigerator in an air-tight glass container (mason jar works great). If you store in the refrigerator, it will become solid due to the coconut oil. Just run the glass container under warm water to melt it again and re-stir.
Karielyn TillmanAbout Karielyn Tillman

Hi there, I’m Karielyn! I’m a wife and mother of three (daughter 20 years old, son 7 years old and son 5 years old) and I’ve been married for 24 years. I try very hard to make sure my family has healthy, nutrient-dense and wholesome foods to eat and that we avoid detrimental foods that can destroy and undermine our health.  Since I purchase the groceries and prepare the meals for our family, I do not take this responsibility lightly – it has always been my number one priority since embracing healthier food choices over 7 years ago. love to make everything I can from scratch and avoid processed foods as much as possible.  I'm very proud to have two young boys who love kale, goji berries, hemp seeds and my green smoothies. I am passionate about eating and buying healthy, organic, unprocessed, nutrient-dense foods and ingredients and hope I can relay some of that passion with you.   On my website, The Healthy Family and Home, I share easy to make raw, vegan and gluten-free recipes using clean, wholesome ingredients.  I also provide "5 Fast Facts" about the key ingredients in the recipes I post listing the nutritional benefits of each one so you can "feel good about what you eat". No matter what diet plan you follow, I want to help you make healthier food choices, read ingredient labels and learn about what's in the foods you eat. Eat like it matters...because it does!

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