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Ten Ways To Use Dates

Dates are one of nature's super fruits. They are high in minerals, vitamins and dietary fibre. They are also very easily digested, allowing your body to make full use of their goodness!

Dates work in both savoury and sweet dishes. They make a great substitution to processed sugar. With their toffee sweetness - it is no wonder that they are often referred to as 'nature's candy'.

Here are some of our favourite recipes using dates...


  

1. Raw Mocha Brownies

No-cook Coffee-Choc Brownies! These brownies can be whipped up quickly and are perfect if you suddenly find yourself with a bunch of hungry mouths to feed. This recipe is vegan friendly AND raw! Make sure you have stocked up on cacao powder for a truly chocolatey taste!

  

2. Moroccan lamb and date tagine (via thefoodfox.com)

Lamb and dates are a match made in food heaven! This recipe simmers dates, lamb, saffron, honey and almonds together with other spices for a mouth-watering authentically Moroccan dinner!

  

3. Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Bites (via runningtothekitchen.com)

These deliciously autumnal balls make a great energy-boosting snack. Make in advance and pop into lunchboxes for a tasty way to fight the mid-afternoon slump! Don't forget to stock up on your medjool dates!

  

4. Peach Melba Cheesecake

This recipe uses succulent medjool dates to sweeten and help hold together the butter-free base for this dairy-free cheesecake.

  

5. Moroccan Stuffed Dates (via laurenslatest.com)

Stuffed dates make for a wonderful appetiser or dessert! This recipe stuffs pitted dates with a mixture of cream cheese, cinnamon and honey and tops with walnuts!

  

6. Bonnie Breakfast Smoothie

A rich, malty flavoured oat smoothie sweetened entirely with dates. You can use either medjool or sukkari dates. A chocolatey style carob drink, lower in caffeine than cocoa/cacao and theobromine-free. What a luxurious start to the day!

  

7. Coconut Vanilla Overnight Oats (via mywholefoodlife.com)

Overnight oats are a great way to make sure you get a healthy and balanced breakfast. Make the night before and enjoy when you wake up! Mix and match the ingredients to suite you - we love this coconut, vanilla and dates combo!

  

8. Sticky Toffee Pudding

We loved this healthier take on a traditional British pud. The dates really add a toffee flavour and help keep the sponge nice and moist! Enjoy with custard or ice cream!

  

9. Chorizo and Date Loaf (via kitchenhealssoul.com)

This unusal loaf is based on the french 'un cake salé' meaning savoury loaf cake! The sweetness of the medjool dates really compliments the salty spiciness of the chorizo!

  

10. Dairy Free Mocha Fudge Ice Cream

This dairy-free Chocolate-Coffee ice-cream has incredibly moreish fudge pieces made from our superbly soft Sukkari dates.

  

Check out our full range of date products!

We stock a wide range of date products including date syrup, Sukkari, Medjool and chopped dates!


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