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How to Make Date Paste, Recipe

A quick and easy guide on how to make date paste at home - perfect for adding sweetness and nutrients to your baking!
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Preparation, Sauce
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Whole Foods Plant-Based
Servings 22 tablespoons (11 oz, 1 ⅓ cups))
Calories 25 kcal


  • 7 oz dates pitted
  • 1 cup water


  • If using dried unpitted dates or tough dates, let them soak in hot water until they are smooth enough to pit. You can leave them soaking overnight. Then pit the dates before blending.
  • In the jar, a high-speed blender or a food processor, blend the water and the pitted dates.
    Process until silky, scraping down the jar to ensure all the dates’ flesh is incorporated.
  • Store the date puree in a mason jar or an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
  • If not using immediately freeze the date paste using an ice cube tray and then add it to your smoothies.


If your dates are too tough, you might need to add a second cup of water until they become soft.
Make sure the dates are pitted before using your blender.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 25kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
Keyword date paste, date puree, substitute, sweetener
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