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Date Mixture

prep:3 minutes
cook:1 minute
ready in:4 minutes
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  • Serves: 1 cup
  • Calories: 69
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 18g
  • Protein: 0g

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Yield: 1 cup

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  1. Place pitted dates in a microwave-safe bowl, and pour 3 tablespoons of water over the dates.
  2. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds and mash with a fork.
  3. Add one more tablespoon water, microwave for another 30 seconds, and mash again.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, and continue to mash and stir until mixture is an even consistency.
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  1. tassiezac
    August 24, 2013

    Very yummy. I made this today to have with almond meal pancakes and it was very satisfying. Today is my 7th day of the new Paleo lifestyle and I’m surprised I haven’t craved sugar all week, but I decided to have something sweet on the pancakes, and this was perfect. So easy to make, I put it together while the pancakes were cooking. I only used a small amount on each pancake, and have pancakes left over, so I’m going to sandwich the remaining pancakes together with the remainder of the date spread and freeze them for those mornings when I sleep in and don’t have time to cook breakfast, and I want a change from the usual breakfast on the run, the egg muffins. Delicious, thanks.

  2. HASarchaeology
    September 28, 2013

    I do not have a microwave. How do I do this in boiling water over the stove and how long?

  3. teyad
    May 27, 2014

    I do not believe in having a microwave – so what I’ve done is cut up the dates in small pieces and put them into a pot with 3 tblsp of water and heat it up gently until the dates are “mushed” – works just fine. Would be nice if Primal Palate gave an alternative recipe to this one with the microwave, though!

    1. Kara McCartney
      Kara McCartney
      June 17, 2014

      Sounds like a great idea!

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