Date Sweetener

datesweetThis can’t get any simpler to make folks.

You ask why?


It’s simple dates, turned into a paste, which makes it lovely for a lot of things.

You could drop a dollop upon a scone, for instance, or on some ice cream.

But what it really works well as is a substitute for white sugar.

It of course is laden with calories like regular sugar, but it does have some fiber and it dous not have a bunch of processing.

It freezes perfectly, so just put it into suitable amounts and use it as needed.


  • 1 container of dried dates (350 grams) is fairly standard
  • 2/3 c water
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Place all in a glass container making sure that all the dates are in water and cover with some plastic wrap and leave on the counter over night.
  2. In the morning, place all in a food processor and whirr until nice and smooth.
  3. Spoon into containers and refrigerate or freeze for longer term use.

SERVES: 5- 1/3 C measures

NOTES: You can substitute for liquid sugary things like juice or applesauce on pretty much an equal basis. For dry sugar, you will have to diddle a bit more, perhaps by adding a bit more dry ingredient base in to keep the batter consistent. The flavor is not over powering enough I don’t think to mess up most baking recipes. Would be lovely with oatmeal I think.

SOURCE: Italian Food Forever


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