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The Azul Kitchen: Apple, date and cinnamon marmalade

Breakfast time at Azul is all about deliciously healthy homemade food and happy smiling faces around the breakfast table. Jo’s fabulous homemade marmalades make such a delicious topping for your bread or sweetener in your porridge and they are so simple to make at home. Here she shares with us the recipe for her apple, date and cinnamon marmalade. Enjoy!

Breakfast at Azul’s Lotus Lodge


(For approximately 600ml marmalade)

700g apples, peeled and coarsely chopped

150ml water

2 handfuls of dates, pitted and chopped

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 heaped tsp cinnamon powder

Optional: A pinch of cardamom


Apple date marmalade cinnamon
Combine all the ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil.

Lower the heat, cover and simmer for approximately 15 minutes or until the apples are soft.

Blend and set aside to cool down.

Sterilise some jars with boiling water.

Put the marmalade in the jars.

Store one in the fridge and freeze the rest.

The marmalade lasts for about 5 days in the fridge.

About the author

Jo DombernowskyJo Dombernowsky is the resident chef and nutrition advisor at Azul Yoga & Pilates Retreat. She runs nutrition workshops, detox retreats and special nutrition holidays and is the author of the highly acclaimed cookbook ‘Truly healthy, truly delicious’. Jo is also an inspirational Pilates teacher and her all-round healthy approach to life is clear to see! Jo has her own food blog where she posts her delicious recipes, keeping you up to date on all the wonderful new food coming out of the Azul kitchen.