Did you know that Medjool Dates are a fresh fruit? They are actually harvested from the date palm, cleaned, sorted and packaged right away. There’s no processing and they’re never physically or chemically dried.
These goodies are a healthier option than refined sugars.. they contain natural sugar but they have a low/medium glycemic index score because they contain a good amount of fiber. They’re also low in fat and packed with nutrients like potassium, copper, magnesium, vitamin B6, niacin, calcium, iron and vitamin K.⠀
Today we bring you this quick and easy 4-ingredient dates caramel recipe, perfect as a dip or topping for healthy treats like the vegan snickers that are coming.
It’s vegan and gluten free and the best replacement so far for our usual “Dulce de leche” or milk caramel. ⠀
Just try it and then tell us we are sure you will become a big fan as we did! ⠀
YOU WILL NEED (FOR A MEDIUM SIZE CARAMEL JAR)
2 cups of medjool pitted dates
3/4 cup almond milk (sub coconut milk or any of choice, if you with you can just use water but will be creamier with milk)
1 tbsp coconut oil or any nut butter of choice (with peanut butter goes great too)
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract ⠀
Soak the dates in boiling water for 5 minutes.
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until obtaining a caramel.
Keep covered in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks, and often more. Enjoy!