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Date Paste – A Whole30 Sugar Substitute

  • Author: Natalie
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 heaping cup 1x



1 packed cup of pitted organic medjool dates (about 14-15)

3/4 cup of water


If your dates are very dry, soak them in hot water for at least 30 minutes (or up to 8 hours) to plump them up. If you just opened the carton and they’re still fresh and plump and juicy, no need to soak them.

In your high speed blender, combine the soaked dates and water. Blend on high speed for 3-5 minutes, until the dates are completely pureed into a paste, scraping down the sides a few times.

Transfer the date paste to a sealed container (I love using half pint mason jars), and store in the fridge. Will keep for 3 months.


You can use a food processor instead of a blender, but I prefer my blender because it gets the date paste much smoother.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes