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How to Make Date Paste (a Nutritious Refined Sugar-Free Sweetener)

Date paste can be used to sweeten desserts, muffins, and all sorts of other treats. It's a nutrient-rich substitute for white sugar that tastes delicious.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: natural sweeteners, refined sugar-free, sugar substitute
Servings: 16
Calories: 26kcal


  • Blender


  • 1 cup of tightly packed pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup boiling water


  • Soak the dates in boiling water for 20 minutes.
  • Add the soaked dates along with the soaking liquid to a blender, then blend until smooth.
  • Makes approximately 1 cup of date paste.


  • Date paste can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.


Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg