How to use dates to create a healthy sugar substitute perfect for those times when you want to indulge without the refined sugar. This date paste recipe is super easy to make and can be used in so many ways!
If using a high speed blender, put all ingredients inside and blend on high until smooth. You may need to stop and shake a little to get things moving but they will if you keep going.
If using a regular blender, make sure to soak your dates in hot water for about 30 minutes before you make it so that they soften enough to get a smooth result.
Make sure your dates are soaked as mentioned above in order to get the smoothest results, then add everything into the food processor and blend until smooth. It will take longer with this method, but keep stopping and scraping down the sides.
If you don't have either a blender or a food processor, soak your dates in hot water overnight. This will ensure they are as soft as possible.
Add the soaked dates with the other ingredients into a bowl and use a fork to mash and mix. Continue to do this until you get a smoothish consistency. It won't be as creamy and smooth as using a blender but you will eventually get some date paste you can use.