Simple Salted Caramel

Gooey, decadent caramel: It takes everything up a level, and mastering it is easier than you think. Try swirling this mouthwatering caramel in brownie batter before baking, or drizzle over banana french toast -- and to customize the thickness of your sauce, just reduce or add water!

Simple Salted Caramel

1 cup granulated coconut flower nectar

1/4 cup water

1 tsp vanilla

3 tbsp butter

1/3 cup heavy cream

1/4 tsp fleur de sel 

  1. Combine coconut sugar, water and vanilla in a small or medium saucepan. Over a low flame, whisk contents gently until sugar has dissolved and mixture is softly bubbling. Continue to boil for 4-6 minutes, whisking occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, combine butter and cream in a microwavable bowl. Microwave on high heat until just melted, about 45-60 seconds.
  3. Slowly drizzle melted butter and cream into the sugar mixture, whisking as you pour -- it will bubble up, so be careful! Continue to whisk until ingredients are fully combined and mixture has returned to a boil. Remove from heat.
  4. While the caramel is still hot, add salt and stir to combine. Sauce will thicken as it cools; store covered in refrigerator for up to two weeks. Enjoy!