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Apple slice with homemade date paste

3-Ingredient Cinnamon Date Paste

3-Ingredient Cinnamon Date Paste made with 100% whole-food, plant-based ingredients. A healthy way to sweeten up your favorite snacks, desserts, or breakfast dishes.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack


  • 2 cups pitted Deglet Nour dates (see notes for Medjool dates)
  • Water (see notes + directions)
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Bring about 4-5 cups of water to a boil. Arrange dates in a container and add enough of the boiled water to cover all of the dates. Cover container with a lid, wrap, or foil. Soak dates for 30 minutes.
  • Transfer dates and 1 cup of the reserved date water to a food processor or blender. Blend or process until smooth.


  1. Both Noor and Medjool dates work for this recipe. They have slightly different flavors and textures, but this recipe works for both. Noor is a little less sweet than Medjool dates. Use what you prefer or have. I have yet to try this recipe with other varieties (there are over 200), but feel free to experiment!
  2. To soak dates, use enough water to cover them. For the blending process, use just 1 cup of reserved date water.