So in my quest to only use dates to sweeten my dishes I came across this video from the raw chef. This will make a date syrup that you can use to replace maple syrup, agave, or honey in recipes. The date syrup is not as sweet as those other sweeteners so you might want to add a little more or you might just like your recipes a bit less sweet than usual.
1 cup pitted medjool dates (soak them in the water for a while if you don't have a high power blender)
1 cup water
Blend water and dates in blender until nice syrupy texture. (See video)
You can store this in jar in your fridge to have on hand to add to your recipes.
Here is a vinaigrette recipe that uses the date syrup:
Balsamic Date Vinaigrette (adapted from ohsheglows)
2 1/2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
2 TBSP date syrup
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 clove minced garlic (optional)
2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
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