Easy Date Paste Recipe

by - 4/23/2019 12:00:00 AM

When I first started my healthy lifestyle I was introduced to dates as being a natural sweetener. It's really amazing how many amazing uses dates have. I typically purchase a container from my local Costco. To me, they have the best prices. I use dates for recipes like my copycat luna bars. OMG! This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. The combination of the sweetness and the nutty flavor is out of this world. I opted to make this recipe in my blender. I don't own a small food processor, just a larger one, and this recipe actually did great in the blender. However, a food processor would have done the job as well.

On a whim, I recently made caramelized apples and topped them on the fried wheat dough and. It was out of this world. The date paste gave an amazing consistency just like caramel. I've also been playing with a spelt flour cinnamon roll recipe. I'm still working on the kinks with this recipe. However, the date paste worked well with this recipe too. The date paste was actually the reason in which I created the date paste...

I tend to make small batches of the date paste because it tends to last for about a week. You can pretty much use it in anything that you would use sugar in.


  • 2 cups dates
  • 1/2 cups of water (enough to cover the dates)

  1. Soak 2 cups of dates in 1 1/2 cups of water for 
  2. 30 minutes (or up to 8 hours.)
  3. Remove dates from water and set the water aside.
  4. Puree dates in the food processor or blender.
  5. Add a few tablespoons of soaking water to the date puree and continue to blend. 
  6. Blend until the date paste is creamy.
  7. Add more soaking water if needed.

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  1. Ohhh! Yes! Spreading this on breads - that sounds magically delicious! :)

  2. I haven't ever done much with dates. This encourages me to try something new and different. Can't wait to make and try.

  3. I'll be honest, I've never had date paste before. I'm not sure if I'd like it or not, but I'm always open to trying everything once.

  4. This is really cool. I didn't know the process could be so easy. It should be fun to try with some desserts.

  5. Do you know I never thought about making a date paste, it really seems like it would be so easy to do such a process!

  6. I am a huge fan of dates but had no idea you could make a paste out of them. I bet this would be amazing on top of my morning bagel. Yum!

  7. I love this idea. I have a lot of ideas running through my head on how to use this and what to put it on.

  8. I'm totallly not a fan of dates, but this looks really good so I might actually try it!

  9. I love, love, love dates. One of my favorite sweets in our pantry. We always buy it because all of us love it. I might try the paste you featured.

  10. I am so curious about this. Date is not so popular here but I am excited to try it.

  11. I love cooking with dates! I can't wait to try out this simple recipe! Thanks!

  12. This sounds delicious! I've heard that dates are great for making energy treats as well, which makes sense. I'll have to give this a try!

  13. I wonder if making a jar up of this ahead of time would help with recipes? I have used dates to sweeten sloppy joes.

  14. I make date paste but use it immediately how long you keep this date paste in refrigerator.


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