Monday, January 14, 2013

Date Syrup

It's as easy to make as 1, 2, 3.

1.  Chop 10 pitted dates in half and put them in a 2-cup glass Pyrex measuring cup.
2.  Pour 1 cup of boiling water over them and let that sit for a half hour.
3.  Blend it for a minute.  That's it!

I used a hand blender because it's so much easier to clean.  I also used a Pyrex cup instead of a pot
so that I wouldn't have to wash a pot.  (See a theme here?)  I then let the syrup cool,  covered it  and put it in the fridge. 

Date syrup is delicious in hot tea, hot cereal, over waffles and pancakes, in muffins. Anywhere you'd want to use sugar or syrup, but without the refined sugar. Yum.

And as a bonus: it keeps for a long time.

1 comment:

Beth Zimmerman said...

I'm going to have to remember this! I'm trying to completely eliminate processed foods, refined sugars, caffeine and artificial sweeteners. As well as wheat and most grains. A little date syrup on a blueberry flax pancake might be a VERY good thing!