WEEKEND TREATS: Banana Powder Date Paste AND Cinnamon Date Paste

WEEKEND TREATS: Banana Powder Date Paste AND Cinnamon Date Paste

Are  you looking for a good date this weekend?  Well, look no further for I’ve got TWO amazing ones for you today!   (I know it’s cheesy, but I had to)  :)

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This simple and DIVINE recipe has the consistency similar to a caramel dip,but none of  the refined sugar and processed ingredients.   It is absolutely perfect for spreading, dipping and snacking on right out of the jar.  Also great for using in raw truffles in place of the sweetener and binder ingredient.  It is great in hot oatmeal or spread on gluten-free pancakes or toast.  I am getting hungry thinking of all the possibilities to use this with.

I received this LOVELY product from Mum’s Original awhile back and couldn’t figure out anything (great in smoothies and avocado pudding) SPECIAL for it until just now. Let me introduce to you – BANANA POWDER.  She is creamy, sweet and healthy.   This ingredient is going to get a lot more action in my kitchen now.  You just wait and see.  :)

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From Mum’s Original website:  Mum’s Original Banana Powder is produced from a delicious red banana variety, sweeter and heartier in flavor, grown to their fullest potential with the only help of natural sunshine. Our careful dehydrating and milling process ensures that our Banana Powder maintains its dense nutritional composition that includes high fiber content to gently cleanse your digestive system. Pop into a daily smoothie for a great source of natural energy, help to decrease blood pressure, and relax your muscles after a work out.

This banana powder is very reminiscent of lucuma powder to me.  It is powdery fine, lends a creamy texture and smoothness to recipes and is deliciously sweet.  You could use a fresh banana in the recipe below, but it wouldn’t last very long in refrigerator due to banana going gooey and oxidizing – the paste will change on you quickly – not as sustainable.  The banana powder allows for a fresh taste, consistency and texture.   I REALLY like it!

Banana Powder Date Paste/ Spread:

  • 30 pitted dates – I used Deglet Noor dates (cheaper).    If you use Medjool dates, you can probably use less – maybe 15 (they are bigger in size).
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 -3 TB. Banana Powder

Cinnamon Date Paste/ Spread:

  • 30 pitted dates – I used Deglet Noor dates (cheaper).    If you use Medjool dates, you can probably use less – maybe 15 (they are bigger in size).
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 TB. cinnamon 

Directions:
1. Chop your dates.  (A couple of slices with the knife – not too small)
2. Add dates & water to food processor or blender (I use a Vitamix) and let soak for an hour (they will soak the water up and expand in size).  Plump you little beauties! :)
3. Blend until smooth.  In a food processor you may have to stop and scrape down sides a few times.
4. Mix in banana powder OR cinnamon (whichever recipe you are doing) and spoon into a jar for storage (or a few in your mouth for tasting).  Right?!  You have to check the goods before serving or storing. :)

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Other Variations:

Raw cacao powder, mesquite powder, carob powder, Acai powder (Oh my!)  – TASTY and Good for you! :)

OK!  I just finished putting a heaping TB. of the banana powder date paste into my morning oatmeal and the same amount of the cinnamon date paste into Scott’s oatmeal and HOLY MOLY!  They are both amazing!  You’ve got to try these recipes!  

I’ve got some GREAT posts lined up for next week.  See you then!  

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Kibby

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