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Talk about fast, easy and healthy.  Shesh,  does it get much better than this?   This would be a great staple to keep handy in the fridge.  You can use it on pancakes and waffles as a replacement of those other syrups which are made with high fructose corn syrup or other processed sugars. Top off your oatmeal in the morning instead of brown sugar.  Drizzle it over ice cream for a most delectable topping.  Need a splash of sweetness in your smoothie?  Or if those mid-night “raid the fridge” attacks hit you, eat it straight off a spoon for pure delight!

There are so many wonderful health benefits in dates as well.  They are free from cholesterol and are low-fat. They are rich source of protein, dietary fiber and rich in vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5 along with A1 and C.  They are known to help improve the digestive system as it contains soluble and insoluble fibers and different kinds of amino acids. Want a natural energy booster? They contain natural sugars like glucose, sucrose and fructose. Dates are rich in potassium. Dates help in weight gain….. WAIT, HOLD THE TRAIN…. help in weight gain?!!  I so didn’t sign up for that benefit. haha From what I was reading it went on to say that they are beneficial for those who suffer from over-slimming problem.  Well, that isn’t a problem for me so I guess like everything else, moderation is the key here.  

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup packed Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Preparation:

  1. Remove the pits from the dates and blend all of the above ingredients in the blender.  Blend until creamy.
  2. Store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.

Use in place of other sweeteners in recipes in a ratio:
1 cup of dry sugar = 3/4 cup date syrup
1:1 for liquid sweeteners (1 cup of maple syrup = 1 cup date syrup).

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9 thoughts on “Date Syrup

  1. Helen says:

    Yummo, this sounds absolutely devine. I’m so into dates at the moment. I will certainly be trying this tomorrow. Thanks Amie Sue you are awesome!

  2. karin sevensma says:

    this looks really wonderful..i will defentitely give that a go..thanks so much!!

  3. emma says:

    this is such a great recipe and your photos are lovely :-)

  4. Veronica says:

    I love your recipes, Amie-Sue! This is easy to make and perfect for when you have kids with a sweet tooth. Thanks! =)

  5. Sam says:

    Morning from Australia Amie-Sue!

    Loving all your recipes (they distract me from my work!, before I know it i’ve been scrolling through your page for a good 2 hours…at least twice a week! Did I mention drooling too? haha)

    I am making a raw chocolate cheesecake for my birthday and am wondering could i substitute the maple syrup for date syrup? Would that change the texture?

    Thank you and have a lovely day! Keep up the excellent work!
    Sam

    • amie-sue says:

      Good evening from Oregon Sam! hehe I am glad that you are enjoying the recipes and browsing through them but don’t you get in trouble at work. hehe I would feel really bad. :) Happy Early Birthday Sam. :) I would think it would be ok to use maple syrup but I would need to see the recipe that you are using. Can you email it to me at amiesue@nouveauraw.com and I can look at it if you want.

      Have a great birthday! amie sue

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