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A mason jar with bbq sauce and a spoon with the sauce spilling over the side.

Easy Homemade Vegan BBQ Sauce

Our 10 ingredient barbecue sauce is easy and is done in less than 30 minutes. It's gluten, oil, and refined sugar free.

Course sauce
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword barbecue sauce, bbq
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 378 kcal
Author Linda Meyer


  • 1 ½ cups tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar you can use brown sugar if you don’t have coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Put all of the ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk until completely combined. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer and simmer for 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes


The calorie and nutrition information is for the entire recipe. Individual servings will vary depending on how it's served. 

Store the bbq sauce in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Vegan BBQ Sauce
Amount Per Serving (15 g)
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 4354mg189%
Potassium 1928mg55%
Carbohydrates 92g31%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 72g80%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2670IU53%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.