Date syrup is the perfect sweetener for your oatmeal, overnight oats, puddings, smoothies, frosting or even savoury dishes like marinades or soups. Date syrup is a natural fruit sweetener which can be used in place of sugar for baking and cooking. This is an easy plant-based recipe, without any preservatives. When using a high powered-blender like the OmniBlend you could skip the soaking part, but we do recommend soaking the dates in bicarbonate of soda as it helps bring out the dates’ caramel flavour. Yum!
Pour boiling water over the dates just to cover, add bicarbonate of soda, stir then soak for 15 minutes. Add the soaked dates with the water to your OmniBlend jug.
Blend for 1 minute until silky smooth. Scrap down the sides to ensure everything is well combined, blend again for about 20 seconds.
For this recipe we recommend using a narrow bases jug. We made this recipe using the OmniBlend I – 2ltr Pro, which has a turn-dial for variable speed control, and the 2ltr jug has a narrow base, perfect for this kind of pastes and syrups.