Make Your Own Hoisin Sauce

I don’t tend to make a ton of Asian inspired dishes so when I do there are times when I simply don’t have a particular ingredient on hand. Tonight I made a chicken and pineapple dish which called for hoisin sauce which, of course, I did not have in the house. I did a quick Google search for possible substitutions and learned that you can actually make your own hoisin sauce in just minutes. So I did just that!


  • 4 tbs low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbs creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbs brown sugar, honey, or molasses (I used brown sugar)
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 20 drops of hot sauce (I used Cholula)


Combine everything is a small bowl and whisk until well combined and smooth. Place any leftovers in a Mason Jar and store in the fridge.

Hoisin Sauce


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