- Date Syrup -
When it comes to sugar, this natural sweetener is as healthy as it gets.￼ Dried dates are naturally sweet and not as highly processed as some stevia products, agave or maple syrup.
How to use date syrup:
Date syrup fondue - Yes, fruit dipped in a caramel-like sauce… Bye-bye chocolate.
On homemade granola - Imagine a coconut yoghurt parfait topped with granola and… this gooey date syrup.
In smoothies - Add a tablespoon of healthy sweetener to your vegetable smoothies instead of bananas.
Drizzled over vegan pancakes - Nothing goes better with a big stack of vegan pancakes than sweet syrup. Add some extra water to make it more liquid.
Substitute for sugar in recipes - Date syrup tends to be a little less sweet, but let your taste buds be your guide. Try it out & ask for specific substitutions in the comment section.
Date Syrup Recipe
- 300ml water
- 10 dried dates
- 2tsp lemon juice
- optional: 1/2 tsp cinnamon or vanilla powder
- Boil the water and put in a bowl with the dates. Let the dates soak until they’re nice and soft.
- Put the soaked dates with the lemon juice (and optional ingredients) in a blender. It’s important to add the water they soaked in, because it contains a lot of the sweetness.
- Blend on full speed until you have a smooth paste / syrup. Use it as a thick paste for sugar substitutions, or add some more water for a liquid syrup.