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Healthy Date Recipes

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Date Wraps

Sweet dates and salty prosciutto combine in a tasty bite.

» Date Wraps

Spice-Rubbed Game Hens with Rhubarb-Date Chutney

Tart rhubarb simmered in cider vinegar with chopped dates, brown sugar and cinnamon makes an excellent chutney to accompany tender game hens. The chutney would be delightful with pork as well. It freezes well, so if you like, you can make extra to enjoy throughout the year.

» Spice-Rubbed Game Hens with Rhubarb-Date Chutney

Date Bran Jingle Balls

Trisha Kruse, an administrative assistant, created quick, easy, no-bake date-nut balls to fill that special niche in your holiday repertoire.

» Date Bran Jingle Balls

One Nutty Date

Financial advisor Linda Croley was inspired by childhood memories of a family treat when she created these peanut butter-date cookies. “I get a great feeling when I bite into these cookies and think of my family who are around me today, and those whose memories I'll always cherish,” says Croley. Once you try them, you may never make an ordinary peanut butter cookie again.

» One Nutty Date

Double Nut & Date Tassies

The two-bite pecan tarts satisfy the sweet tooth with far less guilt than pecan pie.

» Double Nut & Date Tassies

Orange-Date Pumpkin Muffins

A whole orange pulverized in the food processor gives these nutrient-rich date-pumpkin muffins a wonderful intense flavor.

» Orange-Date Pumpkin Muffins


Add more fruit to your diet with our healthy date recipes and date dessert recipes.

Bite into a freshly picked date and you’ll experience a burst of warm caramel flavor and a dense, chewy texture. Dates ripen and dry on the tree; the hot sun crystallizes the dates’ natural sugars, making them the only “fresh” dried fruit. Nature’s candy also has health benefits; dates are full of antioxidants and are a good source of fiber and potassium. Try chopping dates and adding them to a healthy date cookie recipe or adding them to muffins, porridge or chutney. Our healthy date recipes, including healthy date recipes for dessert, are delicious ways to eat more naturally sweet dates.

Healthy Date Recipes for Dessert

These cookies are made sweet and flavorful by the addition...
Trisha Kruse, an administrative assistant, created quick,...
Here, graham cracker crumbs, dates and nuts are folded into...
Like many Greek and Middle Eastern sweets, this date-walnut...
The two-bite pecan tarts satisfy the sweet tooth with far...
A lemony date filling makes oatmeal cookies more special.
Dates add a sweet counterpoint to these spicy gingerbread...
Financial advisor Linda Croley was inspired by childhood...
If a compote of oranges with candied zest sounds like pure...

Healthy Date Recipes

These easy, tasty applesauce-date muffins are rich in fiber...
"I was inspired by the news that chocolate can be good...
Dates, oats and dark brown sugar turn into a decadent...
These sweet wontons are filled with walnuts and dates.
Sweet dates and salty prosciutto combine in a tasty bite.
A whole orange pulverized in the food processor gives these...
Tart rhubarb simmered in cider vinegar with chopped dates,...

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