If you like it, save it!
Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.Got it!
If you like something…
Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.Got it!
Author Notes: This sweetener happens to be healthier than most, thanks to magnesium, potassium, and a nice dose of fiber. But don't be fooled: it tastes like caramel, and it will add wonderful sweetness to baking or glazing. Add it to recipes in a 1:1 1/4 ratio of regular sweetener to date paste. —Gena Hamshaw
Makes: 1 1/4 cups
cup medjool dates, pitted and packed
cups warm water
teaspoon vanilla extract
teaspoon (heaping) salt
- Place the dates into a large bowl. Bring the water to a gentle boil, then pour it over the dates. Allow them to soak for 20 minutes (or up to an hour).
- Drain the dates, reserving 1/2 cup of the soak water. Add them to a blender with the reserved water, the vanilla, and the salt. Blend till the mixture is totally smooth.
- Date paste can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.