Today I’m not sharing anything particularly complicated. Put simply: a stuffed date.
In fact, this is down right easy.
But nonetheless, a stuffed date is not to be overlooked. And I’ve been seeing versions of it all over the place lately.
After yoga class yesterday, when I saw Heidi Swanson’s book “Super Natural Every Day” sold by the front desk, I flipped through it. And sure enough, she shared her recipe for stuffed dates - simply filled with almond paste.
Then, I noticed my favorite little raw and vegan cafe down the road, PuraVegan, was selling stuffed dates at their counter for 99 cents - simply stuffed with two pecan halves.
So today I am sharing my version.
You see, I usually blend the dates and nuts into a bar. But, since my food processor is currently sitting in a box somewhere in my new apartment waiting to be unpacked, I figured this was a great time to eat a bar, but deconstructed. So, I stuffed a pitted Medjool date with a mixture of my favorite organic coconut butter and natural almond butter. Then, I topped it with a roasted almond… all done!
Plus, this little treat is packed with a punch! Fiber from the dates, protein from the almonds, and fatty acids plus much more from the coconut butter.
It’s all just another reason to pop one in for a snack or an after dinner treat.
Almond-Coconut Butter Stuffed Dates
7-8 large Medjool dates, pitted
1 heaping tablespoon organic coconut butter
1 heaping tablespoon natural almond butter
dash of cinnamon
- Pit the medjool dates. In a small bowl, whisk together the almond butter and coconut butter until smooth. If you like your dates super stuffed, mix 1 ½ tablespoons of the butters together. Add a dash of cinnamon and mix.
- Fill up to a teaspoon of the mixture into each date. Top it with a roasted almond. Then, press the sides together to seal it up.
- Place the stuffed dates in the refrigerator until the mixture sets. Sometimes the coconut butter runs if it is warm, so chilling it will harden the mixture.
These seriously taste like dessert. So try them out this weekend!