Sweetening this rich sauce with brown sugar, agave syrup, and vanilla extract cuts back on empty calories and also adds an antioxidant punch.

Rori Trovato


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine first 4 ingredients (through coffee granules) in a food processor. Process until finely ground (about 1 minute).

  • In a small saucepan, stir water and agave syrup together; bring just to a boil over medium-high heat. With the food processor running, add the syrup mixture, then vanilla. Continue processing until sauce is smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Transfer to a container and refrigerate until chilled (at least 2 hours). Stir before serving over fruit, ice cream, or banana bread.

Nutrition Facts

128 calories; fat 4.2g; saturated fat 2.6g; mono fat 1.3g; poly fatg; protein 1g; carbohydrates 25g; fiber 2g; cholesterolmg; iron 1mg; sodium 3mg; calcium 17mg.