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Best recipes with date paste

10 Best Recipes with Date Paste

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Date paste is a natural sweetener that can be a great alternative to sugar in many recipes. It’s the best choice for people who enjoy eating sweet desserts but should not eat sugar, especially people with diabetes. Therefore, adding date paste instead of sugar to recipes not only can make them more enjoyable with distinctive flavor but also make it healthier for more people. In this post, we have gathered some of the most popular recipes with date paste.

10 Best Recipes with Date Paste

1.      Muffins for breakfast

Ingredients (7 to 8 date muffins)

  • Date paste: 300 grams (1 cup)
  • Honey: 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Almond flour: ½ cup
  • Milk: ½ cup
  • Coconut flour: 3 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
  • Salt: ¼ tsp
  • Baking powder: 1 tsp
  • Coconut oil (melted): 3 tbsp
  • 2 large eggs
  • Nuts (chopped): ½ cup
  • Muffin liners: 7 or 8

How to make muffins with date paste?

  1. In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, combine the milk, vanilla extract, and oil.
  2. Add the second mixture to the first bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Add 2 eggs and date paste to the bowl and mix thoroughly until gets smooth.
  4. Preheat the oven to 177°C or 350° F for 10 minutes.
  5. Fill the muffin liners with this mixture and add the chopped nuts (such as chopped pistachios) as a topping.
  6. Put the pan in the oven and let it bake until 30 minutes.
recipes with date paste - muffins

2.      Cookies with date paste

Ingredients (10 to 12 cookies)

  • Blanched almond flour: ½ cup
  • Date paste: ½ cup
  • Baking soda: ½ tsp
  • Nut butter: ¼ cup
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
  • Sea salt: ¼ tsp
  • Dark chocolate: 1/3 cup
  • Raw sugar (optional) for topping

How to make cookies with date paste?

  1. Preheat the oven to 177°C or 350° F for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir almond flour, baking soda, nut butter, and date paste with a wooden spoon or a blending machine to combine the ingredients thoroughly until the batter is thick.
  3. Add salt, chocolate, and chopped nuts (optional) and mix again.
  4. Make a golf size of this mixture and roll it into the sugar (optional). Then put it on the perch and press down to become flat. You will have up to 10 cookies after this step.
  5. Put the cookies, which are placed on the oven pan, inside the oven and let them bake for almost 12 minutes. The cookies are ready when the edges become golden and a little crispy.
  6. Remove and let it cool before serving.
date paste cookies recipe

3.      Brownies with date paste

Ingredients (for 16 brownies)

  • Date paste: 300 grams
  • Brown rice flour: ½ cup
  • Sea salt: ½ tsp
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
  • Baking soda: ¼ tsp
  • Chocolate chips: 2 cups
  • Cashew butter: 1 cup
  • Molasses: 2 tbps

How to make brownies with date paste?

  1. In a small bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda.
  2. Using a microwave, melt 1 cup of chocolate chips with cashew butter for 10 to 15 seconds. Avoid overheating these ingredients, they may be burnt if you put them in more than just a few seconds. Check the ingredients after 15 seconds, if they are not melted yet, put it in the microwave again for 15 more seconds until it is mixed and melted.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate into a food processor, and add date paste. Mix thoroughly until they are completely combined.
  4. Add the flour to this mixture and blend again.
  5. Add the remained chocolate chips to this mixture and blend again. It may be a little thick for the blending machine to mix at this step. That depends on the food processor you are using. In the case of thickening, you can manually mix the chocolate chips at this step.
  6. Line a parchment paper on the oven tray and spray oil over it. Next, pour the batter into it.
  7. Put the tray into the oven, which has been preheated to 375 C (190 F). Let it bake for 20 minutes. However, it’s better to keep an eye on the brownies after 15 minutes to avoid overbaking. To make sure it is ready, put a toothpick in the cake to see if it’s still wet.
  8. Slice the brownies to the sizes you want, let them cool for almost an hour.
  9. The brownies are ready to serve.
date paste brownies

4.      Scruffins with date paste

Ingredients (for 21 scruffins)

  • Date paste: ½ cup
  • Yogurt: ½ cup
  • Milk: ½ cup
  • Oat flour: 1 ½ cups
  • Roller oats: ¾ cup
  • Sweet red apples (chopped): 1 ¼ cups
  • Cinnamon: 1 tsp
  • Salt: ¼ tsp
  • Baking powder: 1 tsp

How to make scruffs with date paste?

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C) for 15 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In another bowl, mix yogurt, milk, and date paste thoroughly. When they are completely combined, add the first mixture and combine again.
  4. Add the chopped apples and mix again.
  5. Place a parchment paper on a pan and spray oil on it. Put the batter in cookie sizes on the pan. You can use a large spoon to make the cookies the same size. This recipe will give you 21 cookies. You can also pour sugar over cookies. It’s optional.
  6. Put the pan in the oven for almost 20 minutes. It’s better to check it after 15 minutes to prevent burning.
  7. Cookies are ready to serve.
scruffins with date paste recipe

5.      Dates energy balls

Ingredients (30 servings)

  • Date paste: 350 grams
  • Pumpkin seeds: ½ cup
  • Rolled oats: 2 cups
  • Hemp seeds: 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
  • Unsweetened coconut (shredded): ½ cup
  • Cacao nibs: ½ cup
  • Goji berries: ½ cups
  • Pistachio kernels (chopped): 1 cup (optional)
  • Salt: ¼ tsp

How to make super ball cookies with date paste?

  1. Fill a bowl with warm water and place goji berries in it for 5 minutes to soften.
  2. In another bowl, mix pumpkin seeds, oats, hemp seeds, chopped pistachios, and cacao nibs. Then drain the water of the bowl of goji berries and add the berries to this mixture.
  3. Add date paste, vanilla extract, and salt to the bowl and mix with your hands.
  4. When the dough is consistent enough, make small balls and put them on a parchment lined baking pan.
  5. You can cover the balls with shredded coconut. You can use other ingredients in this step, such as pistachio powder.
date paste recipes super balls

6.      Cheese cake with date paste

Ingredients (12 cheesecakes)

Crust:

  • Dates: ½ cup
  • Walnuts: ½ cup
  • Macadamia nuts: ½ cup
  • Pecans: ½ cup (you can replace any other nuts instead of the mentioned nuts in this recipe, such as pistachio)
  • Salt: ¼ tsp

Filling:

  • Date paste: 1 cup
  • Cashews: 3 cups
  • Fresh strawberries: 2 cups
  • Lime juice: ¼ cup
  • Coconut oil: ¾ cup

Garnish:

  • Sliced fresh strawberries
  • Chopped nuts
  • Vanilla cream
  • Sliced limes (all the ingredients in this list are optional and replaceable to your preferences)

How to make cheesecake with date paste?

  1. Soak the cashews in a bowl filled with water. Let it soak overnight to become smooth.
  2. Use a food processor and blend the ingredients mentioned in the crust list. Blend with high speed so the nuts and dates are chopped and mixed well.
  3. Put 3 spoons for mixture in each section of a muffin tin. Press down the mixture to create a firm crust layer.
  4. Use the processor again to make the filling mixture. Blend all the ingredients in the Filling section until it gets a smooth consistency. It may take 5 minutes till the filling is ready.
  5. Use the spoon to put the filling on top of the crust layer. Three spoons of this mixture will be enough for each layer.
  6. Put the cheesecake in the refrigerator and leave it overnight. If you don’t have time, at least let it stay in the freezer for 2 hours. Remove it from the freezer and leave it at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  7. The cheesecakes are ready.
strawberry cheesecake with date paste recipe

7.      Pumpkin cupcakes with date paste

Ingredients (10 cupcakes):

  • Date paste: 1 ½ cups
  • Oat flour: 1 cup
  • Almond flour: 6 tbsp
  • Baking powder: 1 ½ tsp
  • Salt: ½ tsp
  • Pumpkin puree: ¼ cup
  • Coconut milk: 10 tbsp
  • Apple cider vinegar: 1 tbps
  • Vegan cream cheese, caramel, whipped cream (optional for topping)

How to make cupcake with date paste?

  1. Mix the flours, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add milk, apple cider vinegar, pumpkin puree slowly to the bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Add date paste and continue mixing. You may need to use your hand or a processor in this step.
  4. Place baking cups in muffin tins, and put a large spoonful of this batter in each of them. Don’t fill the cups, it is better to fill about ¾ of the cup.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 175 C for 5 minutes. Then, bake the cupcakes for 20 minutes. Since the heat of ovens might not be equal, it’s better to check the cakes after 17 minutes to make sure they aren’t going to burn.
  6. Remove the cakes from the oven and muffin tin, leave them at room temperature to cool.
  7. After the cupcakes are cooled, you can add other ingredients on top of them.
dark chocolate cupcake with date paste recipes

8.      Hot Chocolate with date paste

Ingredients (3 cups):

  • Chocolate chips: ½ cup
  • Cocoa powder (unsweetened): ¼ cup
  • Date paste: ¼ cup
  • Tomato paste: 1 tsp
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon: ¼ tsp (optional)
  • Salt: ½ tsp
  • Unsalted shelled pistachios: ½ cup
  • Coconut milk: 3 cups
  • Whipped cream, marshmallows, and extra chocolate chips (optional for toppings)

How to make hot chocolate with date paste?

  1. Use a blender and mix all the ingredients (except the optional ones) until it becomes thick and creamy.
  2. Put the hot chocolate on the stove to warm.
  3. Add the toppings or serve it sole.
hot chocolate with date paste

9.      Cup parfait with date paste

Ingredients (3 cups):

  • Macadamia nuts: 1 cup (soaked overnight)
  • Cashews: 1 cup (soaked overnight)
  • Peanut butter: ½ cup
  • 10 dates
  • Almond milk: 1 ½ cups

Ingredients for chocolate cream:

  • Date paste: 1 tbsp
  • Cocoa powder: 2 tbsp
  • Coconut milk or coconut cream: 1 cup

How to make cup parfait with date paste?

  1. Use a food processor and mix all the main ingredients until nuts and dates are chopped well.
  2. Add milk to this mixture slowly and continue blending until you get thick and moving consistency.
  3. Layer this mixture in cups. Make sure the cup is big enough to have room for chocolate cream.
  4. Mix the ingredients for chocolate cream and put it over the layers.
cup parfait with date paste recipes

10.      Chocolate cake with date paste

Ingredients (12 cupcakes):

Cupcakes:

  • Date paste: 1 ½ cups
  • Sorghum flour: 1 cup
  • Potato starch: ¼ cup
  • Tapioca flour: ¼ cup
  • Coconut milk: 1 cup
  • Coconut butter: ¾ cup
  • Baking soda: 1 ½ tsp
  • Salt: ½ tsp
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tbps
  • Dark chocolate: 3 ounces

Frosting:

  • Date paste: ½ cup and 2 tablespoons
  • Coconut milk: ½ cup
  • Coconut butter: ½ cup
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon

How to make chocolate cake with date paste?

  1. Use a large bowl and combine flours, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, melt the dark chocolate and mix it with coconut butter. You can use the microwave for 30 seconds to melt the chocolate. Check to see if the chocolate has been melted enough. You may need to put it in the microwave for another 10 seconds. Don’t rush this step, you may burn the chocolate if you heat it more than it needs.
  3. Add the melted chocolate and date paste to the first bowl and whip with a hand mixer or a food processor. Add vanilla extract and continue mixing.
  4. Put the baking cups in muffin tins and place large spoonfuls of the batter into them.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 F for 5 minutes. Then, bake the cakes for 20 minutes. Check after 15 minutes to make sure the cakes are ready and prevent them from burning.
  6. Remove the cakes from the oven and leave them at room temperature to cool. It may take an hour. Now you have time to make the frosting.
  7. Mix all the ingredients of frosting in a large bowl with a hand mixer or a food processor. Keep whipping until it gets light and fluffy.
  8. You can decorate the cakes with this cream.
  9. The chocolate cake is ready.
pumpkin cake with date paste recipes

Bottom Line

There are several ways you can use date paste in cooking. Almost all the cakes, cookies, and desserts can be made by date paste. you need to know how to add this ingredient to your recipes. In this post, we introduced 10 best recipes with date paste.

10 Best Recipes with Date Paste

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