Homemade Hoisin Sauce in a glass jar.

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

Make this Homemade Hoisin Sauce substitute in 5 minutes and forget the store-bought stuff. This sauce is perfect in Asian dishes as a dip or a glaze for meats or sauce for stir fry.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword hoisin sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 41 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 4 teaspoons sweet chili sauce
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
US Customary - Metric


  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl or blender and mix until smooth.
  2. Pour sauce into a jar with lid.
  3. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

  1. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
  2. If you don't have molasses on hand, use barbecue sauce.
  3. You can add crushed red pepper flakes for more heat.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Hoisin Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 Tbsp)
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 239mg10%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 7IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.