Sultanas are dried grapes – they are also called Zante currants, which are yellow to golden in color and usually have a seed inside of them. They have been used as food since ancient times, and have a wide range of uses – from sweet to savory. Here are just some of the many things you can do with sultanas!

Sultana Pancakes

Although it’s common to use regular sugar or honey in pancakes, I prefer using the Best sultanas in my recipes. They are very similar to raisins and have a more consistent texture (with no seeds), which is ideal for a pancake batter. Also, try adding some grated apple and cinnamon; you’ll be surprised by how delicious they are. Sultana pancakes are also very easy to make – simply add some milk, eggs, and flour into a bowl, add some salt and mix everything until there are no lumps left. In addition, they don’t need any pre-heating – simply drop spoonfuls onto a hot frying pan greased with butter or oil. Cook both sides until golden brown then serves them topped with cream cheese or lemon curd.

Sultana Cookies

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy Christmas cookie, you can’t go past these Sultana Cookies. They’re a buttery shortbread base that comes alive with fruity sweetness and a hint of orange zest. This recipe is perfect for sharing at cookie swaps, secret Santa exchanges, or children’s parties. It’s also an ideal Christmas gift – just pop it into a cellophane bag with some wax paper between each layer and tie it with a pretty ribbon. Easy!

Sultana Ice Cream

This easy ice cream is a light, fruity dessert that requires very little prep and just five simple ingredients: full-fat coconut milk, vanilla bean pod (sliced open), condensed milk, honey, and golden sultanas. I like to top my ice cream with fresh strawberries or raspberries. If you want something even more indulgent, consider adding some dark chocolate chunks or salted caramel sauce. Another delicious variation is cinnamon ice cream; simply add 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon along with your other ingredients when you’re combining everything in your blender! This recipe makes about 2 servings for a small household but can easily be doubled if you have enough room in your freezer!

Dried Fruit Salad

It’s not just for breakfast anymore! While most people associate dried fruit with cereal and muesli, it also makes a great addition to salads. Pears, apples, bananas, and peaches all work well. Sweeten with honey or maple syrup before serving if needed. Savoury Sultana Baked Beans: Sultanas make a tasty addition to soups, stews, and baked beans.

Oatmeal Bites with Dates, Sultanas, and Walnuts

Today I’m sharing a recipe for Sultana, date, and walnut energy bites. Dates have long been appreciated for their health benefits, including fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are particularly good as a post-workout snack because they are high in potassium which helps muscles recover after exercise. In addition, dates are a rich source of antioxidants, especially vitamins A & E. The combination of dates with sultanas and walnuts provides slow-release carbohydrates which will help you sustain your energy levels throughout the day while also providing protein and heart-healthy fats. Saturated fats in nuts can actually lower bad LDL cholesterol levels by interfering with their absorption!


Although originally used as a dessert ingredient, Sultanas can also be used in a variety of ways in savory meals. For example, you could add them to your next lasagna recipe for added texture and flavor or sprinkle them over your next chicken dish. You can also use them as a garnish in yogurt desserts or fruit salads and much more! Whatever you do with these versatile little guys, just make sure not to eat too many! There is such a thing as eating too many Sultanas! In fact, some people have even started collecting them after all their delicious culinary adventures because they’re just that good. If you have some laying around, why not try one of these recipes? Better yet, why not try all four at once?