Monika’s Molecular Meals: 3-Ingredient Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce (Supports A Healthy Gut!)
This Dairy-Free Caramel Tastes Decadent… But Has A Secret Good-For-You Ingredient
I know you deal with a lot on a daily basis. You have the demands of a family… you serve your friends… you might be working… and so much more–every day!
I’d say you deserve a treat. And this 3-ingredient caramel sauce is just the thing.
Even though it’s vegan, I’ll admit this caramel sauce still is not the “healthiest.”
But there is one sneaky, very good-for-you ingredient in it:
One of my favorite “secret ingredients” in the kitchen, miso paste is:
- Rich in essential minerals and amino acids…
- Chock-full of protein…
- An excellent source of Vitamins E & K…
And perhaps most importantly of all… completely delicious!
If you’re a fan of salted caramel sweets, miso paste has got you covered.TRENDING: Science Reveals Easy, No-Workout Ways to Lose Weight… While You Snooze!
And even if you’re not, while the salt content of miso paste is admittedly high… a little bit goes a long way. So if you’re got a sensitive palate, just use a little bit to start out with.
(If you’re anything like me, once you add miso to your diet you will start craving it more and more over time… I also like to use miso paste in salad dressings, soups, pan sauces, and even oatmeal sometimes!)
And once you see how great just a little bit tastes… you can slowly start adding more to fit your tastes.
The best part?
The whole thing comes together in about 15 minutes and can be made using a single pan. 🙂
(That’s my kind of recipe–especially when I want my treat to be ready 20 minutes ago!)
So, if you’re ready for a delicious, simple treat…
Here’s how it’s done:
FTH’s 3-Ingredient Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce (Supports A Healthy Gut!)
Equipment Needed: Nonstick pan or heavy-bottomed saucepan
Recipe Time: 15 minutes
Makes: About 1.5 cups of sauce
- 1 cup full-fat coconut milk, plus another 1/4 cup set aside
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 3 Tbsp Miso paste, preferably shiro (see Recipe Notes)
1) Make the sauce.
In a nonstick pan or heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the coconut sugar and milk. Turn the heat to medium-low and let cook until the sugar dissolves, stirring often.
Continue cooking this mixture over medium heat until it is just slightly thinner than a typical caramel sauce (about 7-10 minutes), then remove from heat.
Whisk in the miso paste until dissolved, and taste. If it’s thinner than you want it, go ahead and put it back on the heat until it thickens to your liking.
On the other hand, if it’s too thick, add a little bit of the reserved coconut milk, one teaspoon at a time.
Taste and adjust as needed. Serve immediately, or if you want to save it, let it cool to room temperature and then refrigerate.
(Note: This sauce will keep best in a sterile glass jar.)SPECIAL: This Scientific Trick Can Reduce Your Belly Fat By 8.5% in Just 12 Weeks…
- There are many different types of miso out there, but a mild one tends to work best in desserts (especially if you aren’t used to eating miso very often). Shiro or white miso is great, though yellow miso will also work.
- Miso paste can be found in many grocery stores. If your local grocer doesn’t carry miso paste (or if you can’t get to the grocery store right now due to lockdown)… there’s always Amazon!
- If you’re concerned about the coconut flavor coming through too much, don’t worry—it honestly doesn’t taste a whole lot like coconut. Despite being called “coconut sugar,” coconut sugar is more reminiscent of brown sugar or molasses than actual coconut, and the miso paste balances out the coconut milk quite nicely.
- If your caramel sauce appears grainy, that’s probably a sign that some of the sugar recrystallized while you were cooking it. You could attempt to save it by adding in a tablespoon or two of water and heating it to recrystallize, but your best bet is probably to start over.
How To Get The Most Gut-Boosting Health Benefits From This Caramel Sauce (Hint: Your Timing Matters)…
You might be tempted to add the miso paste into your pan along with the coconut milk and sugar before you cook it.BRAND NEW: These 7 Delicious Desserts Can Help You Burn Fat & Lose Weight
And while sure, I mean, you could do that… you’d also be depriving yourself of most of the health benefits associated with miso!
(So DON’T do that!)
Cooking probiotic or cultured ingredients like miso paste to very high temperatures will not only take away a lot of the complexity and flavor… but it will also kill a lot of the beneficial bacteria in it.
So while your caramel sauce will still taste great… you won’t be getting nearly the same level of benefits you would if those live cultures hadn’t been killed off.
That’s why it’s better to stir the miso paste in after the sauce is cooked, rather than before, if you want to reap the gut health-boosting benefits of this dessert.
Did You Know Certain Types Of Miso Paste Can Help You Burn Stubborn Belly Fat?
Even though all miso pastes generally support good gut health and have the same amount of calories per serving… (25-30 cals per tablespoon)…
…new scientific research reveals certain kinds of miso pastes can actually help your body burn fat faster than others.
(Eat caramel sauce to help your body burn more fat? That sounds like the diet plan for me!)
At first, scientists suspected it was because miso paste is a fermented food product, like sauerkraut, yogurt, and kimchi… though they soon discovered that not ALL miso pastes have these special “fat-burning” properties…
And in fact, only miso paste containing these 4 active “super strains” was shown to boost weight loss and increase fat burn the most!
(Note: I’ve only seen this kind of miso paste at specialty health food stores and on Amazon… you can click here to see more about it.)
The bad news?
If you want to actually lose weight by eating more of this particular miso paste… you’d have to eat 2 full cups of it a day. That’s a LOT of salt.
(And a lot of caramel sauce! 😉 )
The good news is a renowned doctor who runs a boutique clinic in Florida has isolated these “super strains”… and found a way to add all 4 of them to your diet without having to scarf down miso paste all day long.
And in a shocking new video released only online (and only right here, actually), this doctor will show you how to get:
- Increased fat burn around “problem areas” such as your belly, upper thighs and arms…
- A boost in metabolism (without exercising more)…
- And as an added bonus, this doctor even discovered some patients experienced large bursts of energy and seemed happier once they added these to their diet!