Healthy Natural Sweetener - Date Caramel Sauce Syrup

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Jan. 26, 2017

Date syrup/caramel sauce that is gluten and refined sugar free, paleo, vegan and low on the glycemic index. Easy, 1 ingredient recipe better for you. This sauce/syrup is great on ice-cream, pancakes, oatmeal and even in coffee, smoothies and more. It can be used just like agave/honey.


Pitted dates 1 Cup (16 tbs) , chopped
Hot water 2 Cup (32 tbs)



Soak all the dates with both cups of hot water for 15 minutes,

Without draining, blend everything up.

Strain through a fine mesh sieve.

You can keep it raw just as is or cook.

Heat on medium until it bubbles, thickens and reduces by half for a caramel like sauce.

For a more syrup like consistency, cook until the sugars caramelize further, it takes on a darker brown color and reduces by ⅓-1/4.


7. Cool and serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

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Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 4 mg0.17%

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*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet