2 Ingredient Paleo Date Sauce
Ultra smooth and creamy date sauce- made with two ingredients and a dash of salt! Ready for a great alternative to maple syrup? This easy paleo recipe for date sauce can be added to ketchups, sauces, and breakfast recipes for a little sweetness- sans refined sugar!
I knew I needed to make a recipe for granola without any sugar (no maple syrup, no nothin).
I decided to make some date sauce and see if my crazy idea would turn out edible or not… turns out, it works like a charm!
And tastes even better.
This recipe is incredibly easy, like so easy you won’t believe! Which is perfect, because easy recipes are my friend.
This refined sugar free sweetener can be used to made tasty homemade ketchups, sauces, dips, dressings, you name it!
how to make date syrup
Date sauce requires literally close to zero effort! So, it’s well worth it- in my opinion. Using soft medjool dates is the best way to make this sauce.
Simply incorporate two ingredients: water and dates.
Then blend, blend, blend in a food processor (or high powered blender) until ultra creamy and smooth!
You might have to periodically scrap the sides of the food processor during the blending process to result in perfect creamy caramely texture.
*Pro tip: Puree until it’s so silky smooth that you could dive into it- if the jar was a pool and the date sauce filled it. Make it swim worthy, k? 😉
I took a little vacation from work this week.
The little breather was exceptional; super rejuvenating!
I spent time with friends, climbing rocks, soaking in sunshine, and sleeping in.
Something about learning to rest seems to be a big part of my journey.
So, take the weekend rest, rejuvenate, and do things you love. Cook, bake, make this date sauce, and put it on something yummy!
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
- Blend ingredients in food processor (or blender) until completely smooth. Store in fridge for up to one week.
2 Ingredient Paleo Date Sauce
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Sodium 50mg 2%
Potassium 1000mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 180g 60%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Protein 5g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Only dates and water? Wow this is almost stupidly simple, i LOVE it! I’m starting Whole30 next week (yikes!) so this would be very helpful to maintain some sweetness in my life 🙂
Fantastic post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject?
I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more.
What subject were you referring to? 🙂
I like it that you DON’T elaborate too much. How many times have I heard myself say, just give me the damn recipe already.’? Now you are very good at what you do and I’m gonna get some dates and do it.
How long can this store in fridge ?
Hi Ana, I store mine to around 1 week- you may be able to leave it in for longer though. 🙂
Hello Kaylie, I love this recipe. My question is what is a serving and how many calories are in a serving? 700 calories is for the entire amount, correct? Thank you, Tricia
Yes, that’s for the whole batch 🙂
Would this work in place of syrup on waffles?
I got some medjool dates from Sam’s Club. They have pits in them. Do I remove those before trying the recipe or do they blend up smooth in the recipe?
Yes, the pits need to be removed.
Just whipped up a batch and had them over sliced bananas – delicious!
This looks terrific, as do all your recipes and the amazing photography that accompanies each one, however, 145 grams of sugar seems a bit insane. I assume we would only need a minute serving of this syrup.
Hi Amanda- the sugar count is for the whole batch!! 🙂 😉
I found your site when looking for a paleo pecan pie for Thanksgiving. I found a great recipe that uses 1/3 cup dates with 5 T maple syrup … do you think this could sub in the recipe, or should I not worry about 5 T of maple syrup? (FYI, I’m currently on Whole 30, Round 1, Day 28 … worried about reintroduction but wanting something special on Thanksgiving). Thank you!
Hi Rhonda, yes! This can totally sub for maple syrup! I might add 1-2 tbsp. more of the date syrup to get the same effect. 🙂
Curious if you did this? Would love to know how the pie turned out!
Hi! I’ve never made this but wondering if it would be a possible substitute for honey or agave? Thank you!
Hi Laura, that kinda defeats the purpose… 🙂 You do what works for you though! 🙂
I love that this a whole date version with all the fiber :).
Does this freeze well? Or is it better to make it fresh? Not a lot of free time so things that freeze are my friends.
Hi Anne, I suppose you could freeze it. I just haven’t tried it.
I tried it this morning–it didn’t blend up as smoothly as yours seems to be. I think I would try the blender next time, because in the food processor, the water made it a bit of a mess. I spread it on banana/egg pancakes and had a great Whole30 breakfast!
Hey! Does this sauce taste grainy? It’s fine if it does; I’m just trying a recipe with this and need to know if the texture will compliment the dessert.
Hi Bailey, this recipe doesn’t turn out grainy, but I suppose it could if you don’t blend it enough or have a low powered processor to blend it. Hope that helps. Enjoy whatever you end up baking!
Hey Kaylie, would this work as the frosting for your cinnamon rolls?
Hi Elizabeth, this might be really good paired with a coconut butter as frosting. It could also work well on it’s own probably.
Veryyy simple nd easy recipe. Thanks 🙂