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Five Minute Vegan Caramel

This five minute vegan caramel is made with five simple ingredients and truly comes together in no more than five minutes. Pure maple syrup, creamy almond butter, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt are poured into a sauce pan and whisked together as they warm. The ingredients combine effortlessly and take on all of those beloved caramel qualities: drizzle-worthy, sticky, sweet, and buttery.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, plant-based, Refined-Sugar-Free, Vegan
Servings: 1 ¼ cup


  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup natural unsalted almond butter
  • cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt


  • Add all ingredients to a small saucepan. Whisk together over medium low heat until all ingredients are melted together (approximately 3 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • Enjoy over ice cream, apples, or all on its own.
  • Refrigerate leftovers. As the caramel cools, it becomes even thicker. Reheat in a sauce pan or enjoy as is!


If you want a super creamy and smooth caramel, you can transfer the warm caramel sauce to a blender and blend on high. The caramel in the photos was left as is and not blended, so it's already quite smooth as is!