Paleo Caramel Sauce

October 15, 2023

This Paleo caramel sauce is so good, you won’t even know it’s refined sugar-free. Yup, none of the processed stuff here! Instead, I use a combination of maple syrup and maple sugar.

I will start by saying that I haven’t ever paid that much attention to caramel. To be honest, I am more of a chocolate person than I am a caramel person, but there are certain times in which caramel is the best choice… Like for drizzling on a baked apple, which is how I ended up creating this recipe. One day I got a craving for a baked apple; one thing led to another, and here we are, with a new paleo caramel sauce recipe that I love!

There are many paleo caramel sauce recipes with coconut sugar. However, I prefer the flavor of maple in the sauce instead of coconut sugar. That being said, if you don’t have maple sugar, you can very easily use coconut sugar in this recipe. It will taste a bit different, but it will still be great. I tried it with both and it really just came down to my own personal preference.

Caramel is one of those things that some people can be afraid of making. No need to fear! I don’t think it’s difficult, I think it simply requires your full attention. Having all your ingredients pre-measured before you start cooking is essential to making a successful caramel sauce.

Cooking Tips

There are many different ways you can use this caramel sauce. You can add it to your coffee, drizzle it on an apple for a snack, on brownies, ice cream, etc. One thing I would say is, try not to eat it all straight out of the jar. Yup, it’s that good!

Paleo Caramel Sauce

This Paleo caramel sauce is so good, you won’t even know it’s refined sugar-free. Yup, none of the processed stuff here!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 1 Cup


  • ¾ C Maple syrup
  • ¼ C Maple sugar
  • ¼ C Coconut milk (canned and full fat)
  • 3 Tbsp Ghee (can also use grass-fed butter)
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • Place the maple syrup and maple sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil. About 5 minutes. It will become very bubbly and foamy. Leave boiling for 2 more minutes.
  • Add the ghee. Mix with your spatula so that it incorporates. Once it's mixed, slowly add in the coconut milk while slowly stirring. The caramel may stop bubbling. Give it a moment so that it warms up again and once it starts bubbling, bring down to a simmer.
  • Leave it simmering for about 15 to 20 minutes, until a food thermometer marks 225 F.
  • Remove from the stove and allow it to cool down for at least 10 minutes before serving or storing. It will continue thickening while it cools.
  • Drizzle on anything you'd like!


Keep the caramel sauce refrigerated and it will keep for 2 weeks.
Keyword caramel, drizzle, paleo, sauce, sweet

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