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Coconut Date Syrup – Whole Food Plant Based

Okay, so we’ve figured out how to make healthy pancakes – without eggs or dairy right? But what about the syrup? Even real maple syrup has more sugar than most of us want.  If you are looking for a truly plant-based syrup, try this Coconut Date Syrup.  It is oil-free and uses only a few, wholesome ingredients.

 

ingredients for coconut date syrup
These are all the ingredients you need for Coconut Date Syrup: Medjjool Dates, lite coconut milk, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt.

Coconut Date Syrup is easy to prepare; using just a few simple but unique ingredients. We will start with 16 ounces of Medjool Dates (about 22 large dates).  Remove the pits and soak the dates in hot water for at least 30 minutes.  If your dates are quite fresh and soft, this is all the time you will need. If your dates are a little older and have dried out some, soak longer or until softened and “mushy”.

 

Medjool Dates have a rich almost caramel-like flavor.  They are known to help with cholesterol, constipation, and are a great energy booster.  Read this article by Dr. Axe for more interesting information about the Medjool Date. 

After the dates have soaked and are almost mushy, drain and add to a high speed blender along with the other ingredients. Blend at high speed for a few minutes. The mixture will thicken and develop a like caramel color.

Depending on the moisture left in the dates after draining, you might need to add a little more liquid to make the date syrup pourable.  I typically add water, a few drops at a time, or plant milk.  Or, if I’m feeling a little naughty – I’ll mix in some real maple syrup (Which I realize defeats the purpose…but I just mix in a little).  Pour the Coconut Date Syrup over pancakes or vegan ice cream for a yummy treat!coconut date syrup on banana pancakes

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Coconut Date Syrup - Whole Food Plant Based

This Coconut Date Syrup is Whole Food Plant Based and made with Medjool dates, lite coconut milk, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt. Mix it in a high speed blender for a smooth caramel-like taste.

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut date syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
soaking time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 126 kcal
Author Cindy Rainey

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Medjool Dates pitted and soaked
  • 1 13.5 ounce lite coconut milk canned
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Pit and soak the dates for about 30 minutes or until mushy.  If your dates are older and have dried out, you will need to soak longer. Drain water.

  2. Add pitted, soaked dates, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt to a high speed blender.

  3. Blend for 3-5 minutes or until the dates have all blended in and the syrup is a light caramel color.

  4. Depending on the moisture in your dates, you might need to thin a little. Use water or plant milk.

  5. Will keep in a tightly closed container in the refrigerator for up to a week.  If you store it and then use, you will need to thin with water or plant milk.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Date Syrup - Whole Food Plant Based
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126
% Daily Value*
Sodium 116mg 5%
Potassium 315mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 30g
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 

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