Delicious dates covered in a pancake batter for dessert. I made it up myself and would only recommend eating up to 10. 6 = one of your 5-a-day! You can use your favorite pancake batter. Serve drizzled with syrup or melted chocolate.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
5 mins
15 mins
50 dates


Original recipe yields 50 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a small nonstick skillet on medium-high heat and add enough oil so a date can just float in it.

  • Whisk milk, egg, and melted butter together in a large bowl. Combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a second bowl. Whisk flour mixture into milk mixture to make a pancake batter.

  • Test if oil is hot enough by adding a drop of batter to the oil: batter should rise to the top and bubble around the sides, browning within 5 to 10 seconds.

  • Dip 3 to 4 dates in the pancake batter until evenly covered and carefully place into the hot oil. Wait a few seconds for them to start browning, turning occasionally so they fry evenly. Fry until golden brown, but not burnt, about 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining dates and batter.

Cook's Note:

You can fry the dates in extra virgin olive oil, vegetable oil, or rapeseed oil.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 10.2g; fat 5.3g; cholesterol 5.7mg; sodium 45.5mg. Full Nutrition