Vegan Miso Caramel Sauce Recipe – Great with apples or ice cream

My Vegan Miso Caramel Sauce is so decadent and delicious. If you’re looking for something to elevate your pies, squares, cakes, cookies, or even just some sliced apples, this is it! I had so much fun creating this recipe. Pairing ooey gooey caramel with umami-flavoured miso gave me the salted caramel sauce I never knew I needed in my life!

Vegan Miso Caramel Sauce by Jesse Lane Lee

Coconut and miso make up the bulk of this recipe, both of which have so many awesome health benefits! Keep scrolling for the full recipe and to learn more about its yummy ingredients. Oh, also, if you’re a caramel lover like me, don’t miss the recipe roundup I created just for you featuring some of my favourite caramel recipes! Spoiler: there’s even a salad! 

Find all of the yummy details below!

Vegan Miso Caramel Sauce Recipe

gluten-free & vegan

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Serving size: 4


  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • ½ to 1 tbsp white miso paste


  1. Place the coconut sugar and water in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Cover and cook for 5 minutes until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Increase the heat to medium whisk for 5 minutes or until the sugar starts to smell like caramel.
  3. Blend together coconut cream, arrowroot powder and miso until smooth. Slowly whisk in the coconut cream and miso and simmer until the caramel dissolves roughly 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat when the vegan miso caramel sauce has thickened and becomes glossy.

NOTE: For a lightly salted caramel flavour only add ½ tbsp miso paste. For a bold miso flavour add 1 tbsp miso paste. 

Coconut Vegan Miso Caramel Sauce by Jesse Lane Lee

Health Benefits of Coconut

This Vegan Miso Caramel Sauce recipe stars coconut cream and coconut sugar so you get a double dose of this healthful ingredient! I honestly love coconut! I use coconut in so many of my recipes because it adds great flavour and is so versatile to work with. But the best part about coconut is that it is absolutely packed with health benefits.

  • Coconut contains medium-chain triglycerides (MTC) which help with weight loss and energy levels
  • It is incredibly high in fibre which helps with healthy poops, stabilizes blood sugar, and helps you stay full for longer
  • The healthy fats found in coconut are awesome for boosting the immune system (hello allergy season) because they have both antibacterial and antiviral properties
  • Coconut is high in manganese which is excellent for supporting bone health

Coconut Vegan Miso Caramel Sauce by @jesselwellness

Health Benefits of Miso

Miso has been known to be super salty, which is why some people might not consider it to be a healthy food. But one of the best things about miso is that despite all of the salt, it doesn’t appear to increase blood pressure as you might think! It has actually been shown to have little to no effect on blood pressure at all! Scientists don’t have a clear explanation as to why just yet, but they have a theory. They believe that the specific components of miso actually help to put the body into a more relaxed state. This prevents an increase in blood pressure or cardiovascular function unlike how you might feel after eating lots of table salt. Cool right!?

Miso has also been shown to increase the number of anti-DNA immunoglobulin M antibodies, which help to prevent autoimmune diseases.

Aside from stabilizing blood pressure and reducing the risk of autoimmune disease, miso is a powerhouse probiotic. It’s made from fermented soybeans and grains and contains many gut-supporting enzymes and microbes. Fermented foods are super important to our health! To learn more about why fermented foods are amazing, check out my guide to all things pre and probiotics here!

Coconut Vegan Miso Caramel Sauce by Jesse Lane Wellness

Must Love Miso? If You Say So!

Ok, I’ll admit it, I’m officially obsessed with miso! Not only does it have blood pressure balancing effects, but it is so delicious and super versatile too! This month I’m determined to make a miso lover out of everyone (including you and your team) with my Must Love Miso Corporate Cooking Class

Miso is a delicious, versatile fermented paste with a salty umami flavour. Many of us know how yummy miso can be, but how do we actually use it in our cooking? Together in this healthy virtual cooking class, we’ll make both Miso Butter Salmon and Green Beans, as well as this Miso Caramel Sauce for dessert. Your team will love expanding their culinary skills with this exciting underused ingredient!

Learn more about the delicious fermented food that is miso in this online healthy cooking class! Email for details on how you can register your team for this engaging event! Celebrate the return of spring with a fun team-building miso party! Wahoo!

Vegan Miso Caramel Sauce by @jesselwellness

Caramel Lovers Recipe Roundup

If you’re a caramel lover like me, then this recipe roundup is for you! To accompany my ​​Vegan Miso Caramel Sauce, I’ve included some of my favourite caramel desserts as well as some surprise recipes (spoiler: there’s even a salad) that have those warm caramel notes we all love! Get a healthy dose of caramel for lunch, dinner, or a snack with these recipes!

Vegan Salted Caramel Chews

My Vegan Salted Caramel Chews are an ooey gooey sweet treat made with only 5 ingredients (and 5 minutes of your time)! Dates and maple syrup give these their distinct caramel flavour, and tahini adds richness as well as a calcium protein boost. These Vegan Salted Caramel Chews are also nut-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free, say what!?!?!

Vegan Salted Caramel Chews by @jesselwellness #vegan #caramel

Vegan Toasted Pecan Clusters aka Healthy Turtles Chocolate

Another classic twist on caramel is with my Vegan Toasted Pecan Clusters. This is my own healthy spin on Turtles chocolates, minus all of the dairy and refined sugar! These healthy turtles are surprisingly nutrient-packed thanks to all of the yummy whole-food ingredients I use to make them. They’re packed with mineral-rich chocolate, pecans with healthy fats, AND (of course) healthy caramel! Done in 30 minutes, these are amazing gourmet treats to have on hand or to share with your loved ones.

Vegan Toasted Pecan Clusters aka Healthy Turtles Chocolate by @jesselwellness

Creamy Sesame Kale Salad

Remember back in the 2010s when you couldn’t look at anything health-related without seeing the glorious green vegetable that is kale? Kale was everywhere, we couldn’t get enough of it. I still can’t get enough of it, especially in this quick, easy and oh-so-delicious Creamy Sesame Kale Salad. I give the kale a quick massage in the velvety, creamy tahini dressing that has just a hint of caramel sweetness from the dates. This 15-minute salad can accompany a meal as a side, or can fill you up as one big entree! Try it for a dose of caramel at lunch or dinner!

Creamy Sesame Kale Salad by Jesse Lane Wellness

Iced Dandelion Vanilla Latte

Ok I know it says vanilla, but I promise those caramel notes are alive and thriving in this delicious and refreshing take on Iced Tea. My Iced Dandelion Vanilla Latte is a detoxifying, zero-sugar alternative to iced coffee. It’s made using roasted dandelion root tea which gives it a rich and full-bodied flavour with hints of caramel (told ya). It’s sweetened with stevia, flavoured with a little bit of vanilla, and topped with a splash of organic soy milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon to turn it into a full-bodied latte.

Iced Dandelion Vanilla Latte by @JesseLWellness #dandelion #vegan

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