February 28, 2013 in Desserts
Quick, easy and delicious recipes with minimum ingredients always grab my attention and this recipe for the nutty stuffed dates is just that and healthy as well. It’s ideal for those with a sweet tooth who feel restricted from indulging because of diets.
Dates, the fruit of the date palm are even rich in several vitamins and minerals. It is said that eating even one date daily is necessary for a balanced and healthy diet. Much as I love fruit and aware of the benefits of eating a date I find it difficult to eat it as is – I usually love it in a cake, muffin, biscuit and my all time favorite is when it is used as a filling wrapped in crispy phyllo pastry and dripping with rose scented syrup – yum. Recently back from a holiday where I had over indulged I have to eat healthy for a while and hence this recipe.
Dates filled with this nutty mixture are delicious and very moreish. I bought dates which are already deseeded which makes it ideal for this recipe and less time consuming as well.
Nutty Stuffed Dates
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
6 Tbsp oat meal
3 Tbsp butter
½ cup roasted peanuts, chopped coarsely
Make a cut, length wise, in each date piece and remove the seeds.
Arrange in baking tray.
Place in preheated oven (180 C) for 3 minutes to soften.
To prepare the filling:
Melt butter in a pan. Add oat and fry for 3-5minutes till browned little.
Add oats to peanut butter in a bowl and mix.
Fill each pitted date with teaspoon of filling
Then dip it in chopped roasted peanuts.
Ready to be served and enjoyed.