PALEO WHOLE30 DATE PASTE

PALEO WHOLE30 DATE PASTE

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When I began following my PALEO path, I craved dessert recipes using brown sugar.  I really felt like I was missing out.  Sometimes I would compromise and buy a brown sugar substitute sweetener.  But these sweeteners are unnatural and often very expensive.  I remember the day I discovered date paste.  I was so thrilled to know I could utilize a fruit that is so nutritious and use it to replace brown sugar and maple syrup.  I love date paste on grain-free toast! 

WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF PALEO WHOLE30 DATE PASTE?

This recipe calls for homemade date paste which is Paleo compliant.  The paste is super easy to make and nutritious.  Did you know that dates are higher in polyphenols than any of the most commonly consumed fruits and vegetables?  Polyphenols neutralize free radicals, helping to reduce the damage caused by inflammation.   Inflammation is directly associated with heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and a list of autoimmune diseases.  Dates are also a good source of various vitamins and minerals, and fiber and contain calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and zinc?

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF PALEO WHOLE30 DATE PASTE?

Date paste is sweet, sweet, sweet. You won’t need a lot to sweeten your dish or dessert. Sweetness is its predominant taste sensation. When used in baking the date paste tastes much liker brown sugar.

WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH DISHES USING PALEO WHOLE30 DATE PASTE?

Date paste is sweet.  That’s its best quality!  So any dessert or dish you create using date paste will require a wine with sweetness to match.  If the dish or dessert is just slightly sweet, you can include an off-dry white wine with dinner.  If making a dessert, stick to wines with more sweetness like Tawny Port, late-harvest whites, and even Canadian Icewine!

WHAT IS A DESSERT RECIPE THAT USES PALEO WHOLE30 DATE PASTE?

PALEO BREAD PUDDING WITH VANILLA SAUCE

HOW DO YOU MAKE PALEO WHOLE30 DATE PASTE?

Place dates in food processor.
Puree into a thick paste. Transfer to a sterilized glass jar for later use or into a bowl.
Use for savoury and sweet dishes. Tastes like brown sugar but healthier!
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PALEO WHOLE30 DATE PASTE

Paleo Whole30 date paste is a highly nutritious and compliant ingredient to add to all your Paleo, Whole30, gluten and grain-free desserts. The recipe uses pitted dates and water.  That’s it!  Use in both savoury and sweet recipes.  When used in cooked and baked goods, date paste taste just like brown sugar.  Except it’s super healthy, high in fibre, and doesn’t spike your insulin.  Remember any recipe using date paste will require a wine partner that has sweetness.  The sweeter the dish, the sweeter the wine.  If the dish is sweeter, the wine’s acidity will taste like paint thinner.  

  • Author: KETO PALEO SHARI MAC
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 12 ounces (1.5 cups) 1x
  • Category: PALEO/WHOLE30
  • Method: MIXING
  • Cuisine: DESSERT
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Scale

2 cups tightly packed pitted dates

½ cup of water (more if needed)

 

Instructions

In the bowl of a large food processor fitted with an “S” blade or in a blender, combine the pitted dates and water.  Process until very smooth, scraping down the bowl to make sure all of the dates are incorporated.  Use as required for recipe.

 

Notes

This recipe is so simple to prepare and can give your desserts that brown sugar sweetness.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ounce
  • Calories: 107
  • Sugar: 24
  • Sodium: 1
  • Fat: 0.2
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 28.4
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 0.9
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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