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5 from 10 votes

AIP Classic BBQ Sauce

This AIP Classic BBQ Sauce recipe is so easy that it’s almost as easy as store-bought! Seriously. It uses all pantry staples to create a sweet and tangy AIP BBQ Sauce that your whole family will love! This recipe fits the Paleo, AIP and Vegan diets.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American, Dinner
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Beth Chen


  • Sauce pan


  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup Honey is a good substitute
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Aminos
  • 1 tablespoon Blackstrap Molasses
  • 3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt smoked salt is ideal
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil Avocado Oil is a good substitute
  • 2 tablespoons Water


  • Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan the stovetop over medium heat.
  • Cook the ingredients while stirring until it’s boiling about 3-5 minutes. This is a thick sauce so once it’s boiling, remove it from the heat otherwise you’re going to get sprayed with hot BBQ sauce.
  • Let cool slightly and either use immediately or put in a resealable container.


This recipe can be made a day in advance and used the next day.
Use within the next 3-5 days.
You can use honey as a maple syrup substitute.
Don’t use a solid fat for this recipe. When you store it in the fridge, the fat will separate. You don’t want that so stick to olive or avocado oil.
Make sure to get blackstrap molasses as it’s AIP friendly.
I use this BBQ sauce in my Instant Pot AIP BBQ Ribs Recipe. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1572mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 19065IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg