Decadent Date Bars

Date Filling

  • 2 1/2 cups chopped dates
  • 1 can coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

Crust and Crumble

Preheat oven to 350°f. Grease 9 x 13 glass baking dish with cooking spray or coconut oil.

  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup Date Puree
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips (sugar free)

In a large saucepan, add ingredients for date filling. Place over medium heat, cook and stir for about 5 minutes, until well combined and slightly thickened.

In large bowl, add oats, flours, date puree, cinnamon, and salt. Blend together. Add oil and vanilla, stir to combine, add egg and stir. In prepared dish, measure out 2 1/2 cups of mixed crust/crumble, and press evenly in bottom of dish. Spoon date filling on top of pressed crust and spread evenly. To remaining crumble add chocolate chips, mix to combine. Crumble evenly over top of date filling and press gently into filling. Bake until done, approx. 30 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.

For detailed photos of the recipe go to Bake With Me, Date Bars

ENJOY☺

Mushroom Veggie Burger

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  • 4 cups mushrooms cubed/diced ( cremini or portobello)
  • 2 cans black beans drained, rinsed and mashed
  • 1 cup minced fresh broccoli
  • 1 red onion minced
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oat flour (can just process oats in food processor)
  • 1 Tbsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp.salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Amino (soya sauce replacement)
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan

Sauté mushrooms, in olive oil. 

Mix all ingredients together and with dampened hands form into patties, using approx. 1/2 cup per patty.  Heat cast iron or non stick skillet. Add oil and cook each patty for 3-5 minutes per side or until golden brown and a crust has formed.

Makes 12 patties.

Serve with your favorite burger toppings.  Great with guacamole.

ENJOY

Cinnamon Rolls

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup butter + more to spread on dough
  • 1 cup milk (can use almond, oat, etc.)
  • date puree
  • cinnamon
  • grated apple (optional)

Blend first 4 ingredients together. Using your hands is the best way to do this. Mix in milk to form a ball of dough. Roll out to 1/4″ thick and spread a thin layer of butter on dough. Then spread a thin layer of date puree and sprinkle heavily with cinnamon. Top with grated apple if using. Roll like a jelly roll. Slice into 12 even pieces and bake at 350°F for 15 – 20 min. For larger rolls, slice into 8 pieces and bake a little longer.

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup date puree
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Blend together and spread over warm cinnamon rolls.

Blackbottom Cupcakes

Topping

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup Date Puree
  • 6 oz. sugar free chocolate chips

Let cream cheese sit out of fridge to soften. To speed this up it can be cut into cubes. Beat well with mixer. Add egg and date puree. Stir in chocolate chips and set aside.

Batter

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  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup Date Puree
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar

Mix together all dry ingredients. Add liquid ingredients and mix well. Fill lined cupcake tins approx. 1/2 full with batter, top with cream cheese topping. Makes 24 cupcakes. Bake at 350°F for 20 – 30 min. Check for doneness by inserting a tester in center. Cool and Enjoy.

Light Rye Bread

This recipe makes 2 loaves and uses no rye flour. The ingredients listed will allow you to make up for not having rye flour and also provides the flavors that would come from using a sourdough starter. I found this recipe on ‘texaspuremilling.com’ if you are interested in seeing the original recipe. I have changed a few ingredients and made it sugar free.

Rye Bread
  • 1 Tbsp. dry active yeast
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup shortening or coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle juice (one with garlic and no sugar)
  • 3 Tbsp. whole grain mustard
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 cup date puree
  • 1 Tbsp. caraway seeds
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 5-6 cups flour (can use white or whole wheat or both)

Combine yeast and water in mixing bowl and let sit to soften yeast for approx. 5 min. Mix together the rest of the ingredients except flour and cocoa powder. When yeast is ready add everything together starting with 5 cups of flour and adding more if needed. If kneading with mixer, knead 6-7 minutes until smooth. If kneading by hand double the time. Place the dough in lightly oiled bowl and let rise until doubled, (approx. 1 1/2 hrs.) and divide dough into two equal balls. I like to put one ball in a plastic bag and place in fridge for later use. Form ball into round loaf and place on parchment paper and cover with lightly oiled waxed paper and allow to rise approx. 1 hour.

When ready to bake place a cast iron or stone wear pan/pot in oven and pre heat to 400°F . Remove pan/pot and lift loaf with parchment and place in hot pan. Return to oven and bake for 30 min. Internal temp. should reach 190°F.

Almond Cupcakes

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  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup Date Puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cupcake tin or use silicone liners. Makes 24. In one bowl add all dry ingredients and mix together. In another bowl or measuring cup and using an emulsion blender, mix eggs, milk and date puree. Melt coconut oil and blend into wet ingredients. Add wet to dry and mix. Scoop into cupcake tin using 1/4 cup scoop. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool and Enjoy.

These are also great with fresh fruit topped with whipped cream or coconut cream.

Dairy and Sugar Free Ice Cream

Coffee Ice Cream

Dairy and sugar free berry ice cream
  • 1/2 cup strong decaf. coffee
  • 1/2 tsp. coffee extract
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Date Puree
  • 1 can coconut cream

Berry Ice Cream

  • 3/4 cup of pureed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Date Puree
  • 1 can coconut cream

Mix together using emulsion blender and pour into silicone molds. The best ones to use are long narrow popsicle shape. Freeze and Enjoy.

Cole Slaw Dressing

This recipe make enough to make a batch of coleslaw using 1/2 a medium size cabbage and 1 large carrot. (I prefer using red cabbage)

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  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup date puree
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Mix everything together using an emulsion blender. And enjoy your sugar free coleslaw.