I love this syrup on pancakes and waffles because it’s sweet, but not “tooth-tingling” sweet like maple syrup. It also works well with a variety of fresh fruits (see Notes).
- 1½ cups water
- 4 ounces pitted dates (7 to 8 Medjool or 14 to 16 Deglet Noor), chopped
- ½ cup sliced strawberries
- Place the water, dates, and strawberries into a blender, and set aside for at least 15 minutes (so the dates can soften).
- Blend until a smooth, pourable consistency is reached (add more water, as needed, to thin, but the syrup will thicken as it sits). Serve over pancakes and waffles.
Instead of strawberries, try raspberries, blueberries, kiwifruit, peaches, and mango.
Use any leftover syrup on fruit or oatmeal.