They’re great for when life gets crazy busy and you can’t even take the time to think about food, meal-prep or even
showering making yourself look presentable in the mornings.
This, my friends, is one of those simple, delicious recipes.
Now, I get that this isn’t actually a real meal, but sneaking a spoonful of this liquid gold from time to time is a definite pick me up. So lets get some of this simple recipe into your lives - your energy levels can thank me later! 🙂
As the name suggests, this caramel is made out of dates so it’s also 100% refined sugar free. It’s also fat free - whoop, whoop! The end result is creamy, sweet with a touch of salty, rich, decadent and pure indulgence.
It’s awesome for sweetening up your morning oatmeal, pouring over some vegan yogurt or creating the best vegan banana split of life! Basically, you can add this delicious Salted Vanilla Date Caramel to anything your heart desires. It’s the perfect topping!
I was inspired to create this recipe as an add-in to a recipe that I’m developing for an upcoming cookbook that I’m going to be part of. Yep, that’s right - I’m going to be a published blogger! I can’t wait!! You can follow along with all the sneakpeeks on Instagram by searching for #veganfriendscookbook. In total, there are approximately 23 bloggers who are part of this awesome culinary collaboration and I can’t wait to share the final results with you all.
This Salted Vanilla Date Caramel is going in an awesome ice cream recipe I have planned for the cookbook - I can’t wait!
I also just wanted to take a minute to apologize with my regular blogging schedule. I usually post on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but last week was just pure chaos around here. My husband, Salar, has been super busy with his Masters program, we’ve been squeezing in some home renovation projects (we installed our own garage door!) and I’ve been feeling a little under the weather with some health issues. So sorry for the little gap you may have noticed; I promise to try and keep up with my consistency so that you have all sorts of great recipes to continue pouring over.
Thanks also for all of the sweet comments that you have been leaving on my posts. They always put an instant smile on my face and brighten my day every. single. time. So keep them coming, I love the ego boost!
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- 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 cup water
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- Place all ingredients in your blender (I used my Vitamix)
- Blend on high for 3-5 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
- Use to top your favourite desserts, oatmeals and ice creams. Can also be used in any recipes that call for caramel sauce.