I like dessert. Chocolate. Whipped Cream. Ice Cream. Cookies. Cake. Pie. Pudding. You name it, I’ll eat it. I have a square of dark chocolate nearly every day of my life – and a bit of ice cream pretty much weekly. So when someone brings me a new gotta try dessert, I’m an easy sell – even when the dessert is made with something I’m not particularly crazy about – like dates. Yeah – I know – dates are nutritious (despite their high sugar content), but unlike most fruits, I just wasn’t crazy about them – until now. This oven roasted dates recipe has turned dates into my new favorite dessert. It’s even beating out chocolate. Sacrilege, I know – but seriously, it’s that good.
Oven Roasted Dates
3-4 dates per person – pitted.Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 350.
Line a baking sheet with foil.
Place dates on foil. Spray of drizzle olive oil on each date. Sprinkle with sea salt.
Roast for 10-15 minutes. You may want to watch that they don’t overcook. You want them slightly crispy on the outside, but still soft in the middle.
Let cool – 5 minutes or so – so that they are warm but not too hot to eat.
The mix of sweet and salty, gooey and crunch is amazing.
I think these oven roasted dates would be a great addition to a salad, too. I might have to play with that tonight.
Try these oven roasted dates, then let me know what you think in the comments section below. Do you have any yummy, healthy recipes to share? Let me know, and I’ll be happy to post them on the blog or you can share them on our Facebook page.