A super easy refined-sugar free date caramel recipe using just two ingredients! This healthier vegan caramel is naturally sweetened and takes just 10 minutes to make – perfect for a refined-sugar and fat-free alternative to traditional caramel recipes.
This date caramel recipe is so easy, takes under 10 minutes and is refined-sugar free with just two ingredients.
I first made this recipe when I was making some millionaire shortbread bars (recipe still being tested!) and wanted a healthier alternative for the caramel layer.
Dates are naturally sweet with a gorgeous caramel flavour that makes it hard to believe they’re a fruit! They’re the natural option for a sweet, indulgent, sticky caramel sauce.
This recipe could be perfect paired with these protein flapjacks!
To make the 2-ingredient date caramel
This recipe requires just two things: hot water and chopped de-seeded dates.
Simply soak the dates in hot water for around 10 minutes, drain (reserving the water) and blend. Slowly add in more water to get your desired consistency.
A thicker caramel consistency can be perfect for spreading a thick layer over cakes and bakes, whereas more water or even a few spoonfuls of thick coconut milk can create a more sauce-like caramel for drizzling over desserts.
Potential modifications you could make to this recipe include adding:
- A tablespoon of cacao powder for a chocolatey taste
- Vanilla essence
- Coconut milk
- 200g medjool dates, without pits
- 150ml hot water
- Soak the dates in the hot water for 10 minutes
- Add the dates and half the water to a blender and blend.
- Add more water until the caramel is at your desired consistency.
This caramel is fantastic cold, but is also amazing heated up and thinned out with water or a little coconut milk for a more sauce-like consistency.
You could also stir in cinnamon powder or even cacao powder for a heavenly variation.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 27gProtein: 1g