Date-Walnut Spread

date-walnut spread

Date-Walnut Spread

2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
1 1/2 cups walnuts

Put dates in a glass bowl, and cover with water. Soak uncovered at room temperature for 2-3 hours. Drain. Use your hands to press out any excess liquid remaining in dates. Place walnuts in a food processor or blender for about 15 seconds. Add dates, and process another 15 seconds or until smooth (less time if you prefer a nutty texture). Serve at room temperature or place in refrigerator until chilled.

Yield: 24 servings (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

Recipe Notes

  • Serve with apples, bananas, and/or pears.
  • Stir into oatmeal.
  • Spread on top of Sesame Seed Rice Crackers.
  • Mix in unsweetened coconut flakes.


  1. I didn’t have any walnuts so i mixed some cashews and some sunflower seeds left over from making the breakfast bars and It they both taste yummy yummy!!

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  2. Those are great substitutes. Good idea! And, yes, it DOES feel good when you are making healthy choices because you are honoring the Lord by taking care of your body. Keep it up! 🙂

  3. My husband is allergic to walnuts. Is there a good substitute for walnuts that I could use?

  4. Great ideas! Thank you so much.

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