Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Date Butter: Get your sweet fix!

You can't get much sweeter than this stuff. Date butter (it's called date honey, but I accidentally started and continued to call it date butter) is great in oatmeal, in smoothies, on fruit, and then some! You get all the health benefits from the dates, and you don't wreak all the havoc on your body like you would consuming processed sweeteners.

Oh, and it's pretty easy to make to, which is a bonus. I got the recipe from this site and quadrupled it, so that I could split the batch with some friends. I'll double the original recipe because that seems like a good amount if you're just making it for one household.


- 2 cups pitted dates (12-16 Medjools or 36-40 Deglet Noors)

- 2 cups of water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or however much to your liking)


Pour dates and water into a small saucepan, making sure dates are completely covered (add additional water if necessary). Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 45-60 minutes or until dates are very soft and broken down. Remove from heat, and allow to cool slightly for about 15 minutes. Pour mixture (including liquid) into a blender or food processor and puree until completely smooth. Sprinkle in cinnamon and stir well. Store in a sealed container in refrigerator.

Single serving size: 1 Tablespoon.



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