Happy Friday [night]! So I wanted to review a few things for you before I get into the delicious caramel. Firstly I bought sorghum flour because I have been blending a ton of oats for breakfast cakes. I am tired of oats and blending. I wanted something different to try and I picked this up. Check out the stats on sorghum here!The next is this Smart Balance butter. I’m trying to stay away from soy now (long story, but I would have gotten the soy free Earth Balance, but wasn’t in my budget) and this butter has no soy. However it has Omega-3s, which I really need to include more in my diet.And lastly I finally tried the soy yogurt. The results? Oh my, very delicious but like I said, I am trying to stay away from soy. I’ve been hearing a lot about it, so it’s time to do some research!Okay, so this “caramel” I actually made by mistake. As I was making the cinnamon “pillows” I poured some random mixture of things to melt nicely and something amazing happened… It tasted like caramel! Why did I taste it? No clue, but I am so glad I did because I finally have that “caramel like taste” without having to worry about being caramel deprived from those delicious ones in the supermarket that have corn syrup.
Darn corn syrup. This “caramel is vegan as long as you use the Earth Balance. But if you choose to use a light butter, the calories will be around 35 vs. 50 and 1.5g of fat versus 3g per tablespoon. Note that this recipe makes two tablespoons total. Caramel for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do…Enjoy!
- 1 tsp of Non-dairy Milk (or your choice milk, I used soy)
- 1 tsp of Light Brown Sugar
- 2 tsps of Earth Balance (or your choice butter)
- 2 tsps of Pure Maple Syrup or Agave Nectar
Place first 3 ingredients into a bowl and melt in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds. Stir well and then add the maple syrup or agave nectar and return to microwave for another 10-15 seconds.
Stir again and let the “caramel” sit for about five minutes to thicken up and pour over your favorite ice cream, cake or even on your pancakes. or have both for a treat!Question: Don’t you think it’s crazy how corn is in everything? Literally everything because they even make “plastic” forks and spoon from corn too, which makes them biodegradable. But still, it’s CORN!