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Naturally Sweet Date Paste

Naturally Sweet Date Paste

Naturally sweet date paste is a real whole food way to sweeten your food. Whether you are embarking on a Whole30 or you’re ready to say goodbye to using so much refined sugar, this date paste recipe is sure to make your recipes sweet; the natural way!

Naturally Sweet Date Paste

Naturally Sweet Date Paste

Dates are not necessarily the most appetizing looking food, but you won’t believe how perfectly sweet they are. They are the perfect sugar replacement. All it takes is some warm water, time and a food processor to make this yummy date paste.

Naturally Sweet Date Paste

Naturally Sweet Date Paste

You want the date paste to be perfectly smooth when it’s finished. Simply reserve the water the dates were soaking in to add to the food processor and get them smooth. I love this mini food processor.

I haven’t used this date paste in baking so I can’t speak to it. This is a great way to naturally sweeten sauces and recipes that normally call for sugar when you are trying to cut refined sugar or do a Whole30. Dates are acceptable on Whole30 and while date syrup is not okay dates and water are.

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Naturally Sweet Date Paste

Naturally Sweet Date Paste

Naturally Sweet Date Paste

Use this Naturally Sweet Date Paste to sweeten recipes without using refined sugar. Whole30 and Paleo friendly!
Prep Time 5 mins
Soaking Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 5 large Dates Pitted
  • 1/2 cup Water

Instructions
 

  • Place the pitted dates into a mesauring cup. I used a one cup measuring cup.
  • Cover the dates with hot water. About 1/2 cup.
  • Allow dates to soak for 30 minutes until they are nice and soft.
  • Remove the dates fromt the water and place them in the bowl of a food processor. Save the water the dates were in.
  • Pulse the dates until they start to break down. Add a little water at a time until a paste forms.
  • Store the paste in an airtight container. Use it in cooking and sauces as a replacement for sugar 1:1. I haven't tested this in baking recipes so I can't speak to how it would work. In cooking savory dishes that require honey or sugar you should use it as a 1:1 replacement for honey or sugar.

Notes

Date paste will keep in the fridge for 2-3 months.
Keyword Dates, Sweetener
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