With the rise of vegan diets, dates have suddenly become fashionable again. Its rich flavours have been a staple in many parts of the world for millennia. Here we've collected a mix bag of recipes from breakfasts to snacks and desserts. The trick is to really make that caramel-like quintessential sweetness really shine. They can be used as a natural source of sweetness, paired with a variety of different foods or even be the hero of a dish. That's what makes the humble date such a versatile ingredient. This page is constantly updated to bookmark and come back for more amazing curated recipes.
EVERY DATES RECIPE YOU WILL EVER NEED
It's official! Dates are back!
Enjoy warm goodness of halwa flavored with dates and cashew nuts with this easy recipe.
Bite-sized, irresistible date squares for anytime munchie
The flavors in this smoothie are an effortless waltz of exotic, comforting, and complementary.
Baked Oatmeal with Figs & Dates
This baked version is delicious without all the sugar. It’s just barely sweetened and a few dates strewn throughout add pops of chewy caramel flavor without overwhelming sweetness.
Tahini-Date Salted Caramels
If you prefer to eat raw or refined sugar-, dairy-, and gluten-free, then these fit the bill!
Kale & Quinoa Salad with Dates, Almonds & Citrus Dressing
It’s a little taste of hippie hipster desert paradise in the depths of winter, and one to make you say of kale and quinoa, “Delicious and satisfying.”
Paleo Bacon Date Bites
Dates and bacon are a powerhouse Paleo couple, but this sweet-and-savory duo deserves to live far beyond the appetizer plate. When paired together, they deliver just want you want in a functional snack.
Orange, Almond & Date Salad
Rich with natural sweetness, the pair makes for a simple (not to mention gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan!) weeknight dessert.
Vegan Chocolate-Date Smoothie
Every sip of this creamy smoothie — made with dates, bananas, and almond butter — tastes rich and satisfying.
Fruit Crumble with Oats & Dates
A delicious Gluten-Free, Nut-Free & Vegan breakfast option.
The combination of salty, crispy bacon with sugar-sweet dates and creamy cheese in the middle is absolutely irresistible.
Creamy Orange Date Smoothie
It’s creamy and mellow, and packs a huge nutritional punch to keep you energized and full all the way to lunchtime
Date syrup is a thick, caramel-colored sweetener made from dates
Pumpkin Oat Muffins With Dates
These moist pumpkin date muffins get extra texture from the oats, and the simple streusel topping makes them special.
Honey Date Hamantaschen Cookies
The recipe is basically a buttery cookie but the distinct flavor comes from the orange juice and zest.
Moroccan Lamb Tagine With Dates
This easy Moroccan tagine features meat cooked until tender with saffron, ginger, and pepper, which is then topped with soft dates in a cinnamon-flavored syrup.
Date and Oat Quick Bread
Oats and dates give this moist quick bread fabulous flavor and texture, and it takes very little time to mix and bake.
Date Filled Drop Cookies
This take on the classic 20th-century recipe for drop cookies uses naturally sweet dates as a filling.