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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!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Dates, Sweetener
Prep Time 5 minutes
Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 5 large Dates Pitted
  • 1/2 cup Water


  1. Place the pitted dates into a mesauring cup. I used a one cup measuring cup.

  2. Cover the dates with hot water. About 1/2 cup.

  3. Allow dates to soak for 30 minutes until they are nice and soft.

  4. Remove the dates fromt the water and place them in the bowl of a food processor. Save the water the dates were in.

  5. Pulse the dates until they start to break down. Add a little water at a time until a paste forms.

  6. 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.

Recipe Notes

Date paste will keep in the fridge for 2-3 months.