Did you know that you could make sauces in a bread maker? No? Me neither! I never really paid much attention to my bread maker other than to throw in some bread mix but there is also a cycle on there where you can make jam. Since going dairy free there are plenty of things that I’ve managed to get alternatives for such as ice cream, chocolate, yogurt, cheese, etc but have never found a Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce. Another thing I discovered was that not all sugars are vegan! Now I knew that honey wasn’t vegan but never realised that some brands refine sugar further by using bone char to filter it. See, every day is a school day! In the UK, Tate & Lyle, Billington and Silver Spoon granulated sugar are vegan but not all of their sugars are.
This Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce recipe is so easy to make as it only requires 4 ingredients which are then placed into a bread maker. No sugar thermometers or checking that the sugar is going to burn is required, that’s how easy it is to make. You just put the ingredients into the bread maker and leave it to cook. If you don’t like your caramel sauce salted then leave out the salt. As you aren’t heating up the sugar then you aren’t going to get the dark amber colour familiar with caramel sauces but it will be a lighter golden colour.
So what can you do with the sauce once it’s made? Well you can use it to:
There are plenty of things you can use it for! Store in a sterilised jar and keep in a fridge.
100g Vegan Margarine (I used Vitalite)
400g Granulated Sugar (Tate & Lyle’s granulated sugar is vegan)
1 Can Coconut Milk (full fat)
1.5 Tsp Sea Salt
Throw all the above ingredients into bread maker
Turn on bread maker to jam cycle
Leave machine to do its thing while you go off and do your own!
If you try out this recipe or anything else from my blog, I’d really love to hear any feedback!
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