5 Best Dry Fruit Recipes
Eating healthy is all about finding the right balance between what tastes good and what is good for you. For a nutritious yet delicious snack, look no further than dry fruits! Here we have compiled five of the best dry fruit recipes that are healthy and incredibly tasty. Read on to find out how to make your own delicious, nutrient-packed snacks with these easy-to-follow recipes!
Dry fruits are a great way to add natural sweetness and flavor to recipes. Here are some of our favorite dry fruit recipes.
Dates are sweet and chewy dried fruit that can be used in many different recipes. You can use them as a natural sweetener, add them to smoothies, or baking recipes, or even make date bars or energy balls with them.
Raisins are another sweet and flavorful dried fruit. They can be used in baking or added to oatmeal or yogurt for a little extra sweetness. Raisins are also a good source of antioxidants and minerals like iron and potassium.
Prunes are dried plums that have a sweet but slightly tart flavor. They make a great addition to baked goods or breakfast dishes like oatmeal or pancakes. You can also use them to make prune leather, which is a healthy and delicious snack.
Roasted Almonds Recipe
- Preheat oven to 90 degrees C.
- Almonds should be evenly spaced out on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, or till gently toasted
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- Serve as is, or use in one of the following recipes.
Spicy Cashews Recipe
1 cup raw cashews
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil, melted
- Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).
- In a small bowl, combine the cashews, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and salt.
- Pour the cashews onto a baking sheet, and drizzle with olive oil or coconut oil. Stir to coat evenly.
- Bake for 10 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Enjoy!
Date & Walnut Balls Recipe
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, combine chopped dates, chopped walnuts, honey, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
- Shape the mixture into balls. Put on a baking sheet fixed with wax paper.
- Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm. Store in an impermeable holder in the cooler for as long as 90 days.
Figs and Pistachio Truffles Recipe
1 cup (130 grams) of all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons (85 grams) of unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup (133 grams) granulated sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup (180 ml) buttermilk or yogurt
For the Figs and Pistachio Truffles Recipe: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Mix the flour, baking soda, powder, and salt in a small bowl. Cream the butter in a larger bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Combine thoroughly after adding the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two additions, alternating with the buttermilk or yogurt. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix each addition just until combined. Do not overmix. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting it into squares or serving.
Dried Apricot & Coconut Bars Recipe
Dried apricots and coconut are a great combination. These bars are healthy and easy to make.
1 cup dried apricots, chopped
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. An 8x8 baking dish should be lined with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix the dried apricots, coconut, almond meal, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt.
- Mixture should be poured into the pan and pressed down firmly.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let the bars cool completely before slicing.
Tips for Keeping Dry Fruit Recipes Fresh
- Store your dry fruit in an airtight container: This will help to keep the fruit from drying out and becoming rancid.
- Keep your dry fruit in a cool, dark place: Again, this will help to keep the fruit from drying out and becoming rancid.
- Use fresh dry fruit for recipes: Not only will this make your recipes taste better, but it will also help to keep them fresh for longer.
- Add moisture to your dry fruit recipes: This can be done by adding a little bit of water or juice to the recipe, or by using moist ingredients like yogurt or honey.
- Don't overcook your dry fruit recipes: Overcooking can cause the fruit to become rigid and chewy, so be sure to follow the recipe instructions carefully.
In conclusion, we've highlighted five of the best dry fruit recipes that will make a delicious addition to your meals. Whether you're looking for something sweet and indulgent like our Date Walnut Balls or something more savory like our Curry Cashew Nuts, these recipes are sure to satisfy any craving with their unique flavors and textures. So why not try out one (or all!) of these recipes, and let us know how they turn out in the comments section below!