Date paste could be the easiest natural sweetener you can make! Use it in your oatmeal, almond milk, shakes and many other dishes to add a hint of healthy sweetness.
I have had a serious obsession with dates lately. I put them in my oatmeal every morning, and I’ve started eating them when I get a sweet craving. They are just too damn delicious, do you agree?
I recently completed the Rouxbe Forks Over Knives Cooking Course, and one of the recipes we made was date paste. Since I try to avoid processed sugars as much as I can, this was such a brilliant solution for a sugar substitute and I had to share it with all of you! And it’s sooooo ridiculously easy. All you need is water and dates.
To make, add the dates and water to a food processor, blend and voila! I love adding this paste to my oatmeal, shakes, and desserts, but I can only imagine how many uses there are for this sweet addition.
I also fed it to my super adorable nephew as baby food! He loved it. I don’t have a picture of me actually feeding him but I’ll just post this one because I just can’t resist the cuteness. Being an aunt is the BEST. <3
I hope you enjoy making your very own date paste! Save some for me. 😉
Date paste could be the easiest natural sweetener you can make! Use it in your oatmeal, almond milk, shakes and many other dishes to add a hint of sweetness.
- Category: Vegan, Gluten Free, Oil Free
- 1 cup packed pitted soft medjool dates (if not soft, soak in water for 30 minutes and drain)
- 1 cup water
In a high powered blender, add dates and water. Blend on slow at first, then increase the speed to high. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
This recipe makes 1 cup date paste. Use in oatmeal, to sweeten smoothies, baked goods, etc. I use this in the place of maple syrup for many recipes.
Nutrition information based on serving size of 2 tablespoons.