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Healthy Gluten-Free Gochujang (vegan, oil free, refined sugar free)

  • Author: Remy
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


A healthy, gluten-free friendly gochujang recipe, so you can enjoy this deliciously spicy Korean sauce.


  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup gochugaru (Korean pepper powder)
  • 1/3 cup doenjang paste (fermented Korean soybean paste)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, or date syrup
  • 2 tbsp rice wine (sake also works)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp rice flour (for thickening)


  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add additional water or rice flour as needed to achieve desired texture. It should be in between a sauce and  paste.


If you’d like to, you can play around with the ingredient ratios to achieve the flavour you like, but remember that this paste is usually used as a base to create sauces by adding even more ingredients!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins

Keywords: sauce, korean, gochujang, spicy, oil free, gluten free, healthy