- 1 cup pitted dates , packed
- 1 cup boiling water
- ¼ tsp sea salt
3-Ingredient Salted Date Caramel Sauce
Lately, I have really been into adding more basic recipes to my website. Recipes that can be used in other recipes. Just like my Homemade Coconut Butter, this 3-Ingredient Salted Date Caramel Sauce is a recipe that I make over and over again. Why? It is incredibly easy to make and is so versatile.
If you are like me and have been trying to minimize your consumption of refined sweeteners, Salted Date Caramel Sauce can come to the rescue! Made simply with dates, salt and water, this sweetener is 100% refined sugar free and made from whole foods.
I personally love to use this 3-Ingredient Salted Date Caramel Sauce to sweeten my porridge, my smoothies, cold and hot drinks. I love to drizzle it over ice cream or to mix in with my peanut butter on toast. But also, I find that this sweetener works very well in baked goods. You have to keep in mind that it is a liquid sweetener so it cannot be used in equal quantities to replace a granulated sweetener like coconut, brown or white sugar.
However, it can do a great job at replacing maple syrup, agave and honey. I have noticed though that whenever I use date paste as my main sweetener instead of maple syrup (because that tends to be my go to), the flavour is earthier and the sweetness level is a bit lower, which is something to keep in mind.
On this note, I am glad I shared with you yet another classic pantry staple of mine. If you guys decide to make this recipe and share it on IG, make sure to tag me (@muriellebanackissa)!
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