Dates really are like nature’s candy. They are little jewels of pure sweetness and have so many health benefits. They are full of fiber and are very high in potassium, magnesium and iron, making them a perfect anti-inflammatory food. I often use dates instead of sugar in many of my recipes.
Date paste is a great thing to always have on hand. You can bake with it, spread it on things, use it in raw desserts or just eat by the spoonful. The possibilities are pretty endless. Date paste is made by soaking dates, I like medjool, in boiling water. I use just enough water to cover the dates, and let sit for a half hour to 2 hours. Then you put the soaked dates into a food processor. Start off by adding just a little of the water, and then add more depending on the consistency. Process until completely smooth and enjoy!
- 12 medijool dates
- boiling water
- Remove pits from dates
- Place dates in a bowl and fill with boiling water until the dates are just covered.
- Let sit for ½ hour to 2 hours
- Place dates in a food processer with a little of the water
- Process until completely smooth, adding water if it seems too thick.
- Can stay in the fridge for a few weeks, if it lasts that long! Enjoy!