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Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce Recipe (Soy and Gluten Free!)

by Heather

Pineapple teriyaki sauce is absolutely the best teriyaki sauce! I love that it’s made with 2 (or 3) ingredients, is gluten-free, soy sauce-free, and is made with zero added refined sugar. That makes this sauce whole-30-friendly as well! Plus it’s super easy to make, and delicious on your favorite vegetables, marinaded meats, and as a dipping sauce. Watch the how-to video below to see how your ingredients transform into a sweet and tasty pineapple teriyaki sauce!

pineapple teriyaki sauce

Pineapple teriyaki sauce

Teriyaki sauce is often loaded with TONS of added brown sugar. Today I’m going to show you how to make a version with zero refined sugar and delicious natural pineapple flavor!

The sweetness in this best teriyaki sauce comes from sweet pineapple juice.

Yes, pineapple juice has natural sugars in it.

We’re using nature-made sweetness for this recipe and combining it with coconut aminos for the sweet and umami flavors.

You can add the 3rd ingredient (cornstarch or arrowroot powder) at the end to thicken this sauce more quickly.

Or simply keep on simmering the sauce and it will thicken up naturally!

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Simple ingredients you’ll need for pineapple teriyaki sauce

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce

How to make this homemade teriyaki sauce recipe

  1. Add the coconut aminos and pineapple juice to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and allow to simmer. Simmer the sauce for 10 minutes.
  2. Make a cornstarch slurry by dissolving the cornstarch in a small bowl with 2 tbsp cold water. When fully dissolved, mix into the simmering sauce. Continue to stir for 2 minutes as the sauce thickens, then remove from heat and allow to fully cool.
  3. When cool, store in an airtight container in the fridge. The sauce will keep for a few weeks in the fridge, which makes it great to add flavor to your next easy weeknight meal!

Note on thickening:

To omit the cornstarch or arrowroot powder, simply continue simmering the sauce for about 10 more minutes to let the sauce naturally thicken on its own.

Watch the how-to video on making pineapple teriyaki sauce!

The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!

More ways to flavor it up

Add 1-2 teaspoons of any of these ingredients to your simmering sauce to change the flavor up a little:

  • Fresh garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • Sesame oil
  • Orange juice or rice vinegar (for a more tangy teriyaki sauce)
  • Garlic powder or granulated garlic
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Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce

Pineapple teriyaki sauce is absolutely the best teriyaki sauce! I love that it’s made with 3 (or 4) ingredients, is gluten-free, soy-free, and is made with zero added refined sugar. That makes this sauce whole-30 friendly as well! Plus it’s super easy to make, and delicious on your favorite vegetables, meats, and as a dipping sauce. Watch the how-to video below to see how your ingredients transform into a sweet and tasty pineapple teriyaki sauce!
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: coconut aminos, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce
Servings: 16
Calories: 17kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup coconut aminos
  • ¾ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp garlic granules (optional)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder

Instructions

  • Add the coconut aminos and pineapple juice to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and allow to simmer. Simmer the sauce for 10 minutes.
  • Make a cornstarch slurry by dissolving the cornstarch in a small bowl with 2 tbsp cold water. When fully dissolved, mix into the simmering sauce. Continue to stir for 2 minutes as the sauce thickens, then remove from heat and allow to fully cool.
  • When cool, store in an airtight container in the fridge. The sauce will keep for a few weeks in the fridge, which makes it great to add flavor to your next easy weeknight meal!

Notes

Note on thickening:
To omit the cornstarch or arrowroot powder, simply continue simmering the sauce for about 10 more minutes to let the sauce naturally thicken on its own.
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0.04g | Fat: 0.01g | Saturated Fat: 0.001g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.004g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.03mg
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If you try this homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in May 2021. Updated December 2022.*

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2 comments

Rebecca October 29, 2022 - 5:45 pm

Would this also work as a marinade for shaved beef?

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Heather October 31, 2022 - 10:24 am

Definitely! It’s a great marinade

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