Refined sugar free caramel sauce is a healthier and delicious way to dress up desserts, pancakes, or waffles. Make no mistake, this sauce is an indulgence! But I certainly feel better about occasionally indulging in rich, buttery date caramel sauce, knowing that it doesn’t contain any refined sugar. This recipe calls for only four simple ingredients: butter, date paste, vanilla, and salt. It’s best served warm or at room temperature for those special occasions that call for a treat.
Use this sauce to top french toast, pancakes, ice cream, my dairy free gluten free chocolate cake and anything else you can think of without having to worry about adding any extra refined sugar to the treat. Or better yet, use this sauce as a dip for fruit or drizzle it on top of bananas flambé. I honestly prefer the flavour of this healthier sauce when compared with traditional caramel sauce. Just be warned, it is addictive!
Refined Sugar Free Caramel Sauce Recipe
1 1/4 cups date paste
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and simmer on low heat until the mixture browns slightly and thickens a little, approximately 8 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature or store in the fridge. Reheat slightly or bring to room temperature to serve. Makes 1 cup of refined sugar free caramel sauce.
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