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Medjool Date Crust

Do you love baking and struggle to find ways to reduce processed sugar in your favorite recipes? This Medjool Date sweetened crust won't make you sacrifice the flavor you're looking for.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Natural Delights® Medjool dates
  • 1 cup almonds
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • ¼ cup old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • pinch of salt

Preparation

  1. Line the bottom of a springform pan with a parchment paper circle. Set aside.
  2. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and blitz for 5-7 minutes or until the mixture reaches the consistency of coarse sand.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the springform pan and distribute it evenly. Use the bottom of a flat glass to firmly press the mixture together.
  4. Place the crust in the freezer until ready to add filling, but at least 30 minutes.

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.