Super easy to make and full of that wicked sweet flavor, these recipes with date paste will curb your cravings, minus the guilt.
You'll find easy to make muffins and smoothies that come together in under 30 minutes, or sophisticated, elaborate desserts to make for a party- there's something or everyone here!
Why Date Paste?
With its incredibly sweet taste and a slight caramel-like undertone, date paste has now become incredibly popular as a refined sugar alternative.
Dates add a beautiful natural sweetness to any dessert or even savory foods for that matter.
While you can easily get your hands on the store-bought version, making it from scratch is actually pretty easy.
Ready to make date paste? The process if actually super easy. You'll just need some dates and warm water, and your trusty food processor or blender to do the job.
For an easy step by step rundown of the process, you might want to refer to my date paste recipe.
Recipes With Date Paste as a Sweetener
If you have a bit of date puree or date paste waiting to be put to use, here are a few handpicked recipes from some of the best food bloggers out there, to help you put it to use.
Rolled Date Cookies
Had enough of your classic peanut butter cookies? You've got to give this easy cookie recipe a try!
Pecan Cream Pie
Using date paste to sweeten your pecan pies has never been easier, and this easy 9 ingredient dessert is the perfect example.
Date Filled Brioche Buns
Buttery, fluffy and super soft, these Brioche buns come packed with pureed dates, and are a riot of flavors and textures.
Cocoa Date Truffles
With just 4 simple ingredients and a few minutes of kitchen time, you'll be able to put these delicious gluten-free and vegan truffles together.
Healthy Cream Cheese Date Frosting
You'll be surprised to know this, but date paste can also be used to lend natural sweetness to your cream cheese frosting!
Sticky Toffee Pudding Sundae
Looking for a healthy dessert that you can put together for the entire family? This one uses just a few pantry staples and of course, pitted dates as a natural sweetener.
Healthy Cinnamon Rolls
These all-natural healthy cinnamon rolls are made with dates, and have the perfect caramel-like deliciousness you're looking for, without the white sugar added in.
Sugar Free Blackberry Muffins
Using date paste instead of refined sugar in a muffin recipe? You bet! These easy-to-make recipe is a must try!
Irresistible Date Brownies
Finding a good plant based brownie recipe to satisfy your taste buds can be tricky, but these just tick all the boxes and then some more.
Cinnamon Crunch Oatmeal
This vegan and gluten-free cinnamon crunch oatmeal is the perfect snack to enjoy that uses date as a sugar substitute.
Date Balls with Rice Krispies
Looking to make some healthy energy bites that use date extract instead of sugar? This recipe is a great one to try out.
Vegan Iced Coffee Frappé
Time to go beyond the maple syrup to sweeten your iced coffee- this vegan iced coffee uses pureed dates as a sweetener.
Copycat Vegan Caramel Blondie Blizzard
Believe it or not, dates also make for an incredible sweetener for your smoothies, and this blondie blizzard recipe is the perfect example.