Why Date Sugar Rivals Honey as Healthiest Sweetener

Homemade Date Sugar Recipe

Recipe for homemade date sugar, a traditional sweetener made from dried dates that is loaded with minerals, B vitamins and even has anti-bacterial properties that rival manuka honey according to recent research.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 753 kcal
Author John Moody


  • 1 - 1.5 cups dried dates deglet noor only, depitted, preferably organic



  1. Take the dates and toss them into a food processor or similar machine. 

  2. Pulse until thoroughly ground up. You now have your own organic, homemade date sugar.

  3. Store in a sealed container in a cool, dark place so that the date sugar doesn’t reabsorb moisture or degrade in quality.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Date Sugar Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 753 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 1752mg50%
Carbohydrates 200g67%
Fiber 21g84%
Sugar 169g188%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.