Monday, October 22, 2012

Date Syrup

Here is a simple, easy, homemade recipe for date syrup. There really is nothing too it, just a little soaking time, a few ingredients, and a whirl in the blender. Date syrup is an excellent choice to pour on top of pancakes, french toast, morning bowl of oats, yogurt topping, use it for baking although be aware that it is however, a little less sweeter...  
but what's great about it, is that it's all natural!

Date Syrup: (1 1/3 cup)
10  dates
1 1/4 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice*
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

First, rinse dates just in case to remove any dirt. Slice the dates open and remove seeds. Place dates in a bowl covered in water to soak for at least 30 minutes. Drain water and put in a blender. Add remaining ingredients and puree until smooth, about 1 minute. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, lasts up to about 2 weeks.

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