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How to make date paste with only 2 ingredients.
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Date Paste

Date paste is a delicious whole foods sweetener, perfect for baking, sweetening beverages, and even to make healthier sweetened sauces.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 159kcal


  • 16 ounces dates pitted
  • 1 cup boiling water


  • Soak pitted dates in hot water for 5 minutes.
  • Add the dates and the soaking water to a high speed blender or quality food processor. 
  • Process for 3-5 minutes, until the mixture is very smooth. This takes a while, so just keep letting it process until there are no visible pieces of skin, and the color lightens to a caramelly color.
  • Store refrigerated for up to 2 months.


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.6mg