Is there anything on this planet that goes with apples better than caramel? Um… nothing! This time of year, I love dipping my apples into caramel sauce, but eee-gads… all of that processed sugar? No thank you. So I made a much healthier version to enjoy. It’s just as good, has all-natural sugars instead of processed sugars, is super healthy, and delicious! Check it out…
I could seriously eat my weight in apples dipped in caramel sauce. Like, no joke. I had to create a healthier version of this.
Did you know that Medjool dates taste just like caramel? You. Are. Welcome.
Dates are rich in antioxidants and are a good source of vitamin B, iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and healthy fiber. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Did you know that vitamin B6 can improve brain performance?
Don’t limit this sauce to just apples. Dip some gluten free pretzels in it. Drizzle it over popcorn. Drizzle it over any dessert worthy of that yummy caramel flavor. When you mix it up in your Nutri Ninja or blender, you can always add more creamer to make it a thinner consistency.
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One quick word of warning, dates are high in the Glycemic Index. Even though they are all-natural, so while you are eliminating processed sugars, don’t go crazy and eat the entire container!
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This looks so yummy!!!!! Thanks for sharing! I would like to invite you to our party we would love to have you! https://www.floydfamilyhomestead.com/2016/09/14/the-homesteader-hop-20/
Hi Tana – Thank you so much for your kind invitation! I will have to check it out! Hugs, Holly
Hi! I can’t tolerate the additives in creamers, so I used unsweetened coconut milk — unfortunately it tastes like sweetened coconut milk (the color was also much whiter than your picture); I added 5 dates more dates but it did not significantly improve the taste. As is, it will be a great coffee creamer and can be added as a sweetener to smoothies and yogurt. I’d love to know if others used something different than creamer. Thanks for your great recipes!
Hi Christy – I’m allergic to coconut so unfortunately, I can’t really test it or taste it. I have put mine in the Ninja too to get it a little creamier. Good luck! Hugs, Holly
Sounds yummy with the dates! Pinned! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!