An alternative to the high sugar frosting … using all natural fruit and nuts with a texture that surprises you!

Date frosting (800x600)

Ok, ok, so you get the idea … I’m on a healthy adventure with this no-refined sugar thing at the moment!  The scary thing is the amount of recipes that I’ve found that actually taste good, if not better, without the refined sugar … and how much better I feel without the refined sugar.  This frosting is something that I’ve used on a number of occasions and each time I’ve told myself that I need to measure out the ingredients so I can put it on this website.  Today, I finally did just that … and then realized that I didn’t actually remember what the proportions were so I had to keep writing down the ingredients and changing them!  

A couple of tips:

  • Use any type of nuts you wish – I’ve tried it with almonds, cashews, pecans and walnuts and had great success with all of them.
  • Process the dates first until they form a paste – don’t try to process everything together at once because it will take ages to get the right texture.
  • Add sufficient milk to get the desired texture, but be careful not to add too much otherwise it’s really difficult to bring it ‘back from the brink’!
  • To make chocolate frosting, add 1 tbs unsweetened cocoa and mix thoroughly.
  • If you like sweeter frosting, add 1 tbs of maple syrup (100% organic is preferred!)

Healthy frosting
Yields 20
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
127 calories
21 g
0 g
5 g
2 g
1 g
40 g
4 g
17 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
40g
Yields
20
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127
Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 4mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 21g
7%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
4%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 20 Medjool dates (approx 1 cup)
  2. 1/2 cup almonds, cashews, pecans, etc
  3. 1/2 cup milk of choice
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Process the dates in a food processor until a paste forms.
  2. Add nuts and process until breadcrumb texture.
  3. Add vanilla and milk until desired texture forms.
Notes
  1. Use on cookies, cakes or slices - the yield above is for 20 cookies, but it will cover a loaf-pan slice or cake with ease ... even allowing for eating while making it!
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calories
127
fat
5g
protein
2g
carbs
21g
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