How to make Date Paste: The perfect natural sweetener
I'm in love with date paste and so happy about it! So much so, that I've been using it almost exclusively in my latest recipes. This way the sugar in a recipe is only coming from dates, making it easy to consume with no side effects. It's also extremely easy to make.
How to make date paste
8 oz dates (I used this whole bag)
Place dates in medium sized bowl and cover with hot water until they get nice & soft. (If you have more time, you can cover with colder water and let sit overnight). Pour the dates along with the water into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. This will make roughly 2 cups of date paste so you’ll have some left over for lots of fun things like spreading on toast, or using as a sweetener for anything at all.
In the recipes I'm doing lately, I'm using one cup of date paste in place of 1 cup of sugar.
Need some healthy baking ideas?
These gluten free zucchini walnut carrot muffins are made with delicious veggies, spices, and no added sugar.
Gluten free chocolate cupcakes with buttercream icing contain no added sugar and are super toddler friendly.
Date paste is the perfect all natural sweetener for baking. I'm using it in all my healthy recipes!
A super healthy soft cookie for toddlers and adults using whole wheat flour, coconut flour, and date paste to sweeten.
PS. WANT MORE WELLNESS INSPIRATION? BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR MY MONTHLY NEWSLETTER. GET IT HERE!