Have you ever made your own homemade sweetener?
This recipe is super cool and it is a great thing to keep in your fridge for when you want to use an all natural sweetener!
This is called Date Paste!
It is made with DATES!!
These are medjool dates with the pits removed…make sure you are using pitless dates or REMOVE the pits prior to making!
First, soak about 1 cup of dates in some water for about an hour.
They will plump up pretty quickly!
Pour the soak water into another container.
Place dates into a food processor….
and process for 1-2 minutes.
Add in 1-2 tablespoons of the soak water and process for another 1-2 minutes…..
Additional soak water may be added to smooth out the date paste. I ended up putting this mixture into my blender to really get a smooth consistency!
It looks and tastes like caramel!
Dip sliced apples right into the jar!!!
Dates are extremely rich source of dietary fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B5, Vitamin C and Vitamin A.
They also contain magnesium, potassium and iron!
Date paste is not an “empty” sweetener- it is sweet, but it contains a lot of health benefits!
Use date paste to replace honey, agave, or sugar in your recipes…you can even bake with it! Store it in your fridge for up to 10 days!
Stay tuned for a recipe using this date paste!!
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