Sweet Rice Cakes Filled with Dates and Honey

by Asian Recipes At Home

These sweet rice cakes with dates and honey filling is a delicious Asian-inspired dessert or snack recipe. These rice cakes are also gluten-free! The whole family is going to love this snack or dessert option.

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Sweet rice cakes filled with dates and honey recipe.

 

If you need a new dessert or tasty snack option, that is also gluten-free, you have to try out this recipe! It is super easy and takes no time at all to make. Plus it is filled with good-for-you dates and honey. If you can find local honey, that would be even better! Allergy season is here, and we could all use a bit of local honey to combat seasonal allergies. 

 

 

Did you know dates have great health benefits as well? 

According to an article by Dr. Axe, there are many benefits of Medjool dates. 

    1. Decrease Cholesterol – Medjool dates have the potential of decreasing your cholesterol. By eating dates, you are increasing your insoluble and soluble fiber intake. Doing this can significantly lower cholesterol naturally, specifically LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol). 
    2. Prevent and Relieve Constipation – Due to Medjool dates being high in fiber content, eating dates are known to help with constipation relief. 
    3. Energy Booster – Dates contain natural sugars that can provide a great natural energy boost when needed. They contain natural sugars like fructose, glucose, and sucrose. These sugars are easily processed and utilized in the body for energy and are the perfect way to get a healthy surge of energy.
    4. Reduce Triglyceride Levels – A published study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found Medjool dates are rich in antioxidative properties in vitro. In this study, ten healthy subjects consumed 100 grams daily of either Medjool or Hallawi dates for four weeks. By the end of the study, it showed that the consumption of Medjool dates reduced blood triglyceride levels by 8 percent among the participants.
    5. Alternative Natural Sweetener – Medjool dates are a great alternative natural sweetener. Dates are incredibly sweet but in a natural and unprocessed way. As long as you don’t overdo your consumption, dates can provide a great alternative natural sweetener with extra health benefits.
    6. Bone Health – There are many key minerals found in Medjool dates, such as calcium, and phosphorus. By upping your intake of these key minerals, you can ward off bone degradation such as osteoporosis.
    7. Great Source of Beneficial Phytochemicals – Dates contain phytochemicals that are biologically active compounds found in plants known to have many beneficial effects on human health. The phytochemical profile of dates includes anthocyanins, phenolics, sterols, carotenoids, procyanidins, and flavonoids. This finding was published in a scientific review in the journal Food Research International

 

Ingredients You Need for This Recipe

All you need is a total of five ingredients. Yes, only FIVE ingredients. The best part is these ingredients are all dry-based, so once you stock up on these they will stay good in your pantry for a while. Then you can make multiple batches of this recipe, or use the individual ingredients for other recipes. 



How to Make Sweet Rice Cakes with Dates and Honey Filling

  1. First, let’s mix the sweet rice cake mixture. In a medium-sized bowl, add in the sweet rice powder, salt, and cold water. Mix together well.
  2. Next, prepare the date and honey filling. Combine the finely chopped dates and honey together in a small bowl. Mix it together well so the honey is mixed in with the chopped dates.
    Mix the dates with honey for the sweet rice cakes filling.
  3. Place a medium-sized pan on medium-high heat and cover the bottom of the pan with oil. Using a non-stick or cast iron that is well seasoned will be the best so that the rice cakes do not stick to the pan. Once the pan is hot, add in about ⅛ cup of the sweet rice powder mixture to the pan. Make it circular and spread it out evenly to a thin layer, just like you would a pancake.
    Make a circle with the sweet rice powder mixture in the pan for the sweet rice cakes dessert.
  4. Add a bit of the dates and honey mixture off-center and on top of the sweet rice cake. Once the sweet rice cake has started to firm up and brown on the bottom, then fold it over like a taco, or roll it over itself. Either way you do it, you just want to make sure you create a seal to keep the date and honey filling inside.
    Add dates and honey filling off-center of the rice cake.Roll or fold over the rice cake to seal the filling inside.
  5. Keep repeating to make all the rice cakes. Add a bit more oil to the pan as you go to ensure the rice cakes do not stick to the pan. Enjoy!

 

A Great Gluten-free Dessert or Snack

Enjoy these sweet and sticky rice cakes by themselves as a dessert or a sweet snack. They are so easy to make, gluten-free, and a healthier option than most sweet treats. The whole family, including kids, are going to love these sweet rice cakes with dates and honey filling! Enjoy!

Sweet rice cakes with dates and honey is a delicious gluten-free dessert or snack.

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Sweet Rice Cakes Filled with Dates and Honey

Sweet Rice Cakes Filled with Dates and Honey

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These sweet rice cakes with dates and honey filling is a delicious Asian-inspired dessert or snack recipe. This sweet treat is also gluten-free!

Ingredients

For the Filling:

Instructions

  1. First, let’s mix the sweet rice cake mixture. In a medium-sized bowl, add in the sweet rice powder, salt, and cold water. Mix together well.
  2. Next, prepare the date and honey filling. Combine the finely chopped dates and honey together in a small bowl. Mix it together well so the honey is mixed in with the chopped dates.
  3. Place a medium-sized pan on medium-high heat and cover the bottom of the pan with oil. Using a non-stick or cast iron that is well seasoned will be the best so that the rice cakes do not stick to the pan. Once the pan is hot, add in about ⅛ cup of the sweet rice powder mixture to the pan. Make it circular and spread it out evenly to a thin layer, just like you would a pancake.
  4. Add a bit of the dates and honey mixture off-center and on top of the sweet rice cake. Once the sweet rice cake has started to firm up and brown on the bottom, then fold it over like a taco, or roll it over itself. Either way you do it, you just want to make sure you create a seal to keep the date and honey filling inside. 
  5. Keep repeating to make all the rice cakes. Add a bit more oil to the pan as you go to ensure the rice cakes do not stick to the pan. Enjoy!
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