3 recipes with dates

Stuffed Dates


230g softened cream cheese

¼ cup finely chopped nuts (almonds, pistachios, walnut, pecans, etc.)


With a knife, slice dates lengthwise on one side only wide enough to receive the mixture. (Remove pits)

In a mixing bowl, blend all of the above ingredients and stuff each date.

Arrange on a tray and serve at room temperature.


Oats and Date Milkshake

A drink to boost your energy levels.

Dates seeds removed (Approximately 5)

1 cup Milk

3 tbsp. Oats

1 tsp Honey


Soak dates in ½ cup milk for 30 minutes.

Roast oats in a non-stick pan for about 5 minutes till slightly brown.

Let oats cool.

Grind dates and oats in a blender.

Add the remaining milk and honey and blend well.

Serve Chilled.


Date Pudding

500g (2 cups) finely chopped dates

125ml (1/2 cup) chopped nuts

125ml (1/2 cup) cake flour

125ml (1/2 cup) digestive bran

250 ml (1 cup) honey

10g (1 tblsp) melted butter

60ml (1/4 cup) milk

2 Eggs

5ml (1 tsp) baking powder

Pinch of Salt.


Mix all dry ingredients, Stir in the dates & nuts

Mix honey, butter, beaten egg and milk

Add to the date-flour mixture and mix well

Pour batter into a 16cm x 26cm baking dish

Bake in 180°C oven for 25-30 minutes until done.

Serve warm with custard.

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