Recipe: TNP’s Date Syrup


The Nutrition Professor’s Date Syrup

I have started making a weekly batch of this date syrup for the fridge, so my family can use it in place of maple syrup, which provides 4 times the calories and costs 4 times more!

Makes a little more than 2 cups

10 pitted (Medjool) dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups of water
1/2 tsp of vanilla (or extract of your choice, using more to taste)
3/4 tsp of cinnamon

Combine ingredients in a powerful blender until very smooth, adding more water until the desired thickness is achieved. We like our syrup a bit thick, as it is easier to keep in the shallow nooks and crannies of our homemade waffles! Store in a squeeze bottle in the fridge and give it a shake before using. If the dates you use are a bit hard, let the ingredients sit in the blender for 15-30 minutes so the dates can soften before blending.

Read my newspaper article to learn about the surprising nutritional attributes of dates and other ideas for enjoying them!

This recipe, along with more than 90 others, can be found in Timaree’s cookbook – The Foodie BarTM Way: One meal. Lots of options. Everyone’s happy. at  You will love learning how to use the recipes in all types of delicious meals, so get a copy today!  If you missed any of her newspaper columns or TV appearances, you can find them at

This delicious syrup is super on homemade waffles!

This delicious syrup is super on homemade waffles!

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