Homemade Soy-Free Soy Sauce Substitute

homemade soy sauce

Before I knew that soy wasn’t good for our family, I loved soy sauce!

It’s really awesome for marinating chickens or turkey in to create moist and flavorful meat.  I also love it on rice, and when we make homemade Chinese food.  It’s perfect in nearly any meat or roast recipe as well.  I have even been known to use it in homemade salad dressings.

Trying to reduce soy in our diets meant that I couldn’t use soy sauce anymore.  My friend came up with this recipe, and me being ME, I had to tweak it a bit and make it my own. So, here you are: homemade soy sauce substitute that is gluten, dairy free soy free!

I used an old soy sauce bottle, that I have managed to hang on to for some time now. This is far less salty than the store bought soy sauce, and it still is great for marinating whole chickens in and keeping them moist as well as mixing in homemade salad dressings, or even homemade mayo.

I love to dash this all over over easy eggs in the morning as well, for that extra bit of “kick”.  And, over chicken fried rice, this just can’t be beat!

Need a terrific marinade or sauce for homemade Chinese cooking? Try this #glutenfree #soyfree #dairyfree homemade soy sauce!~The HomesteadingHippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #recipes

Soy-Free Soy Sauce Recipe

The Homesteading Hippy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course condiment
Cuisine gluten free, dairy free, soy free, paleo, primal
Servings 1 /2 cup


  • 2 cups beef bone broth
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tsp. molasses>
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt


  • Combine all ingredients in sauce pan, and boil uncovered until reduced to 1/2 a cup.
  • Store in fridge for up to 3 weeks.

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    1. I’m wondering the same thing…my daughter is allergic to beef; actually pretty common in dairy allergic people. Im going to try it with a different type of broth, but honestly i think the beef is really needed for the taste. With say, chicken broth, it probably wouldn’t even bee close. :/ if it does work out though, I’ll update:)

  3. This sounds like a recipe to try! I have friends that avoid soy and this would be great to be able to share with them. We are gluten free so I understand avoiding certain foods.

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  5. This may be a silly question… I am going to try and make this recipe, but I do not have direct access to Molasses here…. Is there any thing I can substitute that with? Perhaps honey? Thank you.

  6. The Traveling Gals

    I recently found out I am slightly allergic to soy which is sad because I love soy sauce! So I will definitely be trying this!

    1. You could try Coconut Aminos. On the front of the bottle it says: Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos and on the side it says: Leslie’s Organic’s. Made in good old Californiaโฃ

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