One of the sweetening methods that have become popular in healthy recipes is using dates. Dates can be used to sweeten relatively anything such as cookies, smoothies, pies, cakes, oatmeal, etc.
Other than being simply delicious and sweet, dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals (such as calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and magnesium). Dates are also high in fiber and can help with intestinal disorders and certain cancers.
In most recipes, dates are tossed into food processors and combined with the rest of the ingredients. However, we came across this practical and essential item that’s been a necessity in our pantry: date syrup!
The best way to describe date syrup is that it’s a maple syrup/caramel-like nectar that can be used in anything you’re likely to sweeten: this includes pancakes, oatmeal, waffles, cereal, ice cream, cookies… the possibilities are endless! This syrup is rich yet can easily and smoothly drizzle on anything. Other amazing benefits: there is no dairy, it’s gluten-free, simple in ingredients, organic, and no refined sugars. Even if you’re not a date-fan, we think you’ll enjoy this syrup as healthier alternative to most sweeteners sold in stores.
If you’re interested in trying it, search for it at your local grocery or a health foods/nutrition store.