Have you gotten on the date wagon? Medjool dates have become the super trendy sweetener and binder. But are they really any good? Well yes and no. They pack a lot of sugar. 60% chocolate has less than half the amount. However, since they are as dense with nutrients as they are calorie-dense they have a lot to offer. From potassium, to B6, niacin and fiber, and they also contain a small amount of iron. But more importantly they are low on the glycemic load meaning unlike regular sugars and chocolate, they won’t cause huge blood sugar spikes!
Yields 1 3/4 cups
Ingredients 2 cups (about 20 dates) pitted Natural Delights Medjool dates, coarsely chopped ½ cup very hot water
1. Place Medjool dates and water in a food processor.
2. Process until fairly smooth to make a coarse paste, or process longer to make a creamy paste, scraping down the sides if necessary.
3. Store tightly covered in the fridge for up to one month.
The paste can be used on a 1 to 1 ratio for sugar in recipes. They may make your recipe for say, cookies, a bit more cake like but they will still taste super sweet~