I’m so excited to share today’s recipe with you! Well I’ve actually been sharing it with you for the last year. I made my first healthy caramel recipe September of last year (if you missed my Caramel Apple Oatmeal you will want to check it out). When I realized how amazing dates were my mind was blown! Since then I’ve been adding this 2-ingredient bit of amazingness to recipes a handful of times. Today I’m over at Super Healthy Kids sharing my Caramel Apple Cider that is ah-MA-zing. It’s just the bit of warm comfort in a mug that you’ve been looking for now that the temps have dropped (and will continue to drop). So be sure and jump over there for the recipe, you’ll definitely want to have it in your back pocket next time you’re at the grocery store!
Since I’ve tried cutting out refined sugar (the operative word being *tried*.. as I still could use a bit of help in the area) I’ve really clung to natural sweeteners like coconut sugar, molasses, honey, stevia, and dates! It’s amazing what you can make without refined sugar that still tastes every bit as good as the alternative. I mean have you TRIED my Almond Joy Chocolate Buttercream Parfait? Anyway, this caramel couldn’t be any easier to make and can be used in an endless amount of ways and recipes. Unfamiliar with dates? Get them confused with prunes? You aren’t alone. “Medjool dates are a type of tree fruit that originate in the Middle East and North Africa, but they can be cultivated with some success in a number of desert-like regions around the world. Dates in general make up an important part of Middle Eastern cuisine, but medjools particularly are prized for their large size, their sweet taste, and their juicy flesh even when dried. They are often enjoyed on their own as a snack or as a flavoring element within a larger meal or baked confection.” – WiseGeek
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2-Ingredient Healthy Caramel
Think it's impossible to be healthy without indulging? Think again! This quick & easy 2-Ingredient Healthy Caramel recipe will help you get the little bit of sweetness you crave without being completely derailed from your health & fitness goals!
- 8-10 dates pitted (I used Medjool)
- 1/4 c. water
In a high speed blender, blend together dates and water until smooth; approx 30 seconds.