Salted Vanilla Date Caramel – Vegan + Gluten-free

Salted Vanilla Date Caramel - Vegan + Gluten-free |

Salted Vanilla Date Caramel - Vegan + Gluten-free | savannamehrad.comI love simple recipes, don’t you?

They’re great for when life gets crazy busy and you can’t even take the time to think about food, meal-prep or even showering making yourself look presentable in the mornings.

This, my friends, is one of those simple, delicious recipes.

Salted Vanilla Date Caramel - Vegan + Gluten-free | savannamehrad.comMeet Salted Vanilla Date Caramel.

Now, I get that this isn’t actually a real meal, but sneaking a spoonful of this liquid gold from time to time is a definite pick me up. So lets get some of this simple recipe into your lives – your energy levels can thank me later! πŸ™‚

Salted Vanilla Date Caramel - Vegan + Gluten-free | savannamehrad.comMaking this Salted Vanilla Date Caramel is incredibly easy. There is absolutely no prep required, only 4 ingredients and all you need is a blender. Ta-da! Salted Vanilla Date Caramel!

As the name suggests, this caramel is made out of dates so it’s also 100% refined sugar free. It’s also fat free – whoop, whoop! The end result is creamy, sweet with a touch of salty, rich, decadent and pure indulgence.

It’s awesome for sweetening up your morning oatmeal, pouring over some vegan yogurt or creating the best vegan banana split of life! Basically, you can add this delicious Salted Vanilla Date Caramel to anything your heart desires. It’s the perfect topping!

Salted Vanilla Date Caramel - Vegan + Gluten-free | savannamehrad.comI was inspired to create this recipe as an add-in to a recipe that I’m developing for an upcoming cookbook that I’m going to be part of. Yep, that’s right – I’m going to be a published blogger! I can’t wait!! You can follow along with all the sneakpeeks on Instagram by searching for #veganfriendscookbook. In total, there are approximately 23 bloggers who are part of this awesome culinary collaboration and I can’t wait to share the final results with you all.

This Salted Vanilla Date Caramel is going in an awesome ice cream recipe I have planned for the cookbook – I can’t wait!

Salted Vanilla Date Caramel - Vegan + Gluten-free | savannamehrad.comI also just wanted to take a minute to apologize with my regular blogging schedule. I usually post on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but last week was just pure chaos around here. My husband, Salar, has been super busy with his Masters program, we’ve been squeezing in some home renovation projects (we installed our own garage door!) and I’ve been feeling a little under the weather with some health issues. So sorry for the little gap you may have noticed; I promise to try and keep up with my consistency so that you have all sorts of great recipes to continue pouring over.

Thanks also for all of the sweet comments that you have been leaving on my posts. They always put an instant smile on my face and brighten my day every. single. time. So keep them coming, I love Β the ego boost!

Salted Vanilla Date Caramel - Vegan + Gluten-free | savannamehrad.comAs always, let me know what you think of this Salted Vanilla Date Caramel. There’s so many great ways to share some love:

  1. Rate the recipe
  2. Leave a comment below
  3. Pin your favourite photo to Pinterest
  4. Make it yourself and share your pictures on Instagram with the tag #glutenfreeveganpantry
  5. Share the recipe with your friends and family on Facebook

Lots of love & happy eats, Savanna |

Salted Vanilla Date Caramel - Vegan + Gluten-free
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This Vanilla Salted Date Caramel is creamy, sweet, a tad salty and perfect for topping all your favourite desserts with. 4 ingredients, less than 10 minutes and one dish are all you need to make this yourself!
Recipe type: Dessert, Condiment
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 1.5 cups
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  1. Place all ingredients in your blender (I used my Vitamix)
  2. Blend on high for 3-5 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
  3. Use to top your favourite desserts, oatmeals and ice creams. Can also be used in any recipes that call for caramel sauce.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 118 Fat: 0g Saturated fat: 0g Unsaturated fat: 0g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 31g Sugar: 28g Sodium: 189mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg



Hello! Welcome to the! My name is Savanna and I'm so excited that you've decided to stop by and check out my little blog.

This blog started out as a journey of living adventurously in the kitchen, trialing gluten free, vegan, whole food recipes that you and your whole family can enjoy.

Fast forward a few years and I've chosen to breath new life into it, this time, focus on my mental health journey, sharing the tools, resources and practices that continue to help me on my self-healing path.

I hope that you'll enjoy tagging along with me on this new adventure - I can't wait to share all of my ideas with each of you and look forward to your feedback along the way. I'd love to hear from you - whether it's a comment on a post, sharing your own unique journey or even just a quick hello! Feel free to leave a note in the comments or send me an email at savanna [at]

Lots of love and big hugs!

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  1. I was on the lookout for a caramel recipe that didn’t contain brown sugar, cream, or coconut milk and this sounds yummy. I’m drooling right now and can’t wait to buy a sack of dates and whip up some for my dairy-free avocado “ice cream” or French toast or pancakes.

  2. I want to drizzle this on anything and everything and I’d also like to just rub it all over my face because omg it sounds so perfect.

    1. Hahaha! I love you, Leah!

  3. Stunning!! Oh I love date caramel – thanks for the reminder, I bet this would be amazing in icecream!! Hope you are feeling better!

    1. This would be totally insanely awesome on ice cream!! I’m feeling much better lately, thanks for the warm wishes! πŸ™‚

  4. OMG! I can’t wait to buy a bag of dates and make this. It looks so good. Thank you!

    1. You’re so welcome, Jeannie! xo

  5. Dates are my secret ingredient. I love that this is vegan. My husband can’t do dairy, and so it is always a win to find a really great vegan recipe. Pinning it now!

    1. I hear ya on that secret ingredient – they’re amazing! πŸ™‚ I hope your husband enjoys this!!

  6. congrats on the book! you’ll have to keep us updated when it is out.

    and caramel – yes. on oatmeal, on toast, on a spoon – YUM. this looks perfect!

    1. Thanks, Kristina! I will definitely keep everyone posted πŸ™‚

  7. Can I have a dollop of this on all of my food from here on out please πŸ™‚

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