This time of year, you will see dates go down in price. While dates are an acquired taste for some people, for others, this time of year is something to look forward to. One thing’s for sure- there are lots of recipes that use dates in them and they rage from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. If you have never tried a date, they are sweet and kind of taste like caramel. Because they are so sweet, they are perfect natural sweeteners. They are the fruit of a certain palm tree. Something to know about dates before you dismiss them is that they are high in B vitamins, making them a good source of natural energy. If you are looking to add more of that to your diet, look no further than the date. Here are 11 Tempting Date Recipes for you to try.
11 Tempting Date Recipes
This Apple Salad Recipe from Frugal Farm Wife has dates in it and Elise says it was something she grew up on and begged for.
If you are looking for a raw or dairy-free version of chocolate pudding, give this Raw Chocolate Pudding recipe a try from Eating Vibrantly. It’s sweetened with dates!
If you are feeling extra creative, why not make these Raw Strawberry ‘Twizzlers’ from Nouveau Raw? They are made with date paste as the sweetener.
Create your own Date Paste with this recipe from The Healthy Foodie and use it is hundreds of recipes as well as an everyday sweetener.
Eggless Dates Cake is a great way to enjoy the sweet taste of cake and still skip the eggs (and dairy) if you have a sensitivity or if you are on a vegan diet. This recipe comes from Tickling Palates.
If you are a fan of those expensive energy bars, why not make them at home for much cheaper? Health Inspirations has a recipe for Chocolate Fudge Brownie Energy Bars that sounds good!
Speaking of energy, here’s another great recipe for a natural source of energy in these No Bake Coconut Date Energy Bites from Sweet Phi.
Ceara’s Kitchen has a recipe for No Bake Date Squares that sound like a great way to enjoy dates. They are sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan!
This delicious combination of sweet, salty, and savory makes me really want to try making Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates from Recipe Runner for my next party.
Since dates are so naturally sweet and full of B vitamins, they make excellent additions to smoothies and shakes. Here is a great recipe from Off the (Meat) Hook for a Palm Springs Date Shake.
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