This creamy date caramel sauce is made with just dates, plant-based milk, and a tiny pinch of salt. A pourable sauce to drizzle all over apples, oatmeal, cinnamon rolls, or add to any autumnal dessert.
Apple season is upon us and there’s no better way to enjoy apples than sprinkled with cinnamon and dipped in date caramel sauce.
This caramel sauce is silky smooth, not sticky or chewy like traditional caramel, so it’s much easier on your teeth, and with no added sugar, it’s a healthier alternative too.
The best part is that you can make this with only three ingredients:
Dates, vanilla plant-based milk, and a tiny pinch of salt (optional). That’s it!
For a pourable sauce, use 1 cup of plant milk, or for a thicker caramel use 1/2 cup. I prefer the thinner sauce because it’s easier to drizzle it all over everything, and that’s mainly how I like to use it.
Here are few of the ways I’ve been using this date caramel sauce:
as a dip for sliced apples and pears
on top of oatmeal, baked oatmeal bars, or in overnight oats
drizzled all over homemade cinnamon rolls or apple pie
blended with apples to make a caramel apple smoothie
add some to granola
swirl into the batter of your next cinnamon loaf or cake
stir into your morning coffee or tea for a refined sugar-free sweetener
blend with frozen bananas and apples to make caramel apple nice cream
This recipe makes about 12 oz of sauce. This will keep fresh for up to 10 days in a sealed jar in the fridge.
If you try this out, let me know what you use it on and leave a comment below!