Dates are highly fibrous and fruits, filled with antioxidants, found in abundance in the Middle East. This super fruit delivers a variety of benefits to the human body and it is so versatile that it can be used in multiple ways. While you can always eat dates as is, there are several recipes out there that you can make using these bite-sized dried fruits. We are here with a list of six brilliant date-based recipes that you can make at home this Ramadan.
Date-Based Recipes To Make At Home
1. Chocolate Date Brownies
Let’s be honest, chocolate brownies have an unprecedented fan following among dessert lovers. And if you also have an insatiable sweet tooth, then you will be pleased to know that you can actually make Chocolate Date Brownies at home! As you may have already gathered from the name, this recipe by FlavCity with Bobby Parrish is exactly what it says. Not to mention, these brownies are gluten and dairy free and the recipe calls for Medjool dates. So, these dates not only add sweetness to the brownies but also make them healthier and add an extra flavour.
2. Date Milkshake
This recipe is perfect for those who are looking for energising beverages this Ramadan. Date milkshakes are pretty easy to make at home and all you need is pitted dates, milk, a bunch of nuts, and honey. As it happens, this recipe by HomeCookingShow also calls for using saffron for some added flavour. The end product is not only flavourful but also rich and packed with loads of energy that makes it a great recipe for suhoor.
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3. Date & Walnut Cookies
Date & Walnut Cookies are also called Kleecha, which happens to be a popular Iraqi recipe. This recipe by Mother’s World uses easy-to-find ingredients for making these crumbly cookies at home. The best part about these cookies is that you can give them any desired shape. So they are crumbly on the outside and gooey on the inside, making them the perfect bite-sized dessert.
4. Sticky Dates Pudding
Sticky Date Pudding is one of the most popular recipes out there! RecipeTin Eats walks you through an easy way of preparing this adored dessert. Using a bunch of ingredients that you can easily find at home, it’s quite simple to make. The only time-consuming part of this recipe is the prepping it takes before you can let the pudding bake. Don’t forget to serve this with a scoop of ice cream to truly relish the sweet treat.
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5. Adas Polo
Adas Polo is a well-known Persian rice dish that is made with lentils and dates. While the protein used in this recipe can be of your choice, what makes this special is that it also uses dates in the recipe. Surprised? Well, dates are not only used for making desserts, after all! This recipe by Cooking With Yousef is pretty easy to follow. As such, he uses ingredients that can be found at your local grocery store and spices that are easily available in every Arabic household.
6. Date & Walnut Bread
The final recipe on this list is something that will last for two to three days during Ramadan. Stephanie Jaworski of joyofbaking.com shares a great way to make this popular tea bread at home. The dates used in this recipe not only add sweetness but also a burst of flavour that is complemented by the crunchiness of walnuts. Talking about the history of this dish, she shares that this recipe was so popular in the 1930s, that it was used to make tea sandwiches! Doesn’t it sound like a great dish to add to your Iftar menu?
These varied recipes sound perfect, don’t they? Well, go on and try your hand at these yummies as well!
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