Coconut Date Spread {Giveaway}

This coconut date spread is naturally sweet and perfect for slathering on your favorite bread or morning toast. You can even add it to oatmeal for a sweet bite.

I have a nut butter problem. In fact, I’m headed to Trader Joe’s today for my monthly stock up trip. TJ’s is about 45 minutes away so every trip results in weird stares from the Hawaiian shirted cash register person as I unload 2-5 of pretty much everything in my cart, almond butter included. Somehow though, even 5 jars of the stuff doesn’t seem to last a month. From spreading it on paleo english muffins, dropping a big spoonful into oatmeal, random 3pm spoonfuls as snacks or shoving it in a date before CrossFit, the jar is empty in about 5 days flat and that’s only if Ulysses hasn’t decided to make his pb&j lunch an ab&j instead, in which case the life span gets cut to about 4 days.

Coconut Date Spread-1

So as I’ve sat here nut butter-less for the last 6 days or so, an idea came up as I stared at a pantry full of Natural Delights medjool dates…make a date butter.

Coconut Date Spread-4

It’s not quite nut butter and it’s not quite jam but it’s naturally sweet, packed with potassium and makes the perfect spread for your morning toast or dollop into your hot bowl of oats. It also does real well in the 3pm “omg I need a snack now and it has to be sweet” kind of emergency that seems to happen every single day of my life. Usually, the jar of Nutella and I get real close at that time of day but this coconut date spread works a heck of a lot better when it comes to satisfying that craving without making me want to cry in the Target dressing room when I realize these almost 33 year old thighs really have no business with 3pm spoonfuls of Nutella.

Coconut Date Spread-3{Dates make a great base for energy bites like these chia cherry crunch bites or these nutella cookie dough balls too!}

Lucky for one of you, Natural Delights wants to give you the chance to win enough dates to make this coconut date spread at least 5 times over!

Other goodies included in the giveaway:

  • Fitness Ball
  • Resistance Bands
  • Aluminum Water Bottle
  • Fitness Headband
  • Workout Towel

Enter using the widget below. Giveaway ends April 3, 2015 at 11:59pm. 

Coconut Date Spread
 
Prep time

Total time

 

This coconut date spread is naturally sweet and perfect for slathering on your favorite bread or morning toast. You can even add it to oatmeal for a sweet bite.
Author:
Serves: about 1.5 cups

Ingredients
  • 15 medjool dates, pitted and halved
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream (from the top of a full fat can of coconut milk)
  • ¼ cup coconut water (from the bottom of a full fat can of coconut milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed, about 3-5 minutes.

 

*This post is sponsored by Natural Delights. All content and opinions are my own.

Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Bread 450x450

Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Bread

This paleo lemon poppyseed bread is made with cashew and coconut flours. It's incredibly moist and topped with a lemon glaze for a delicious grain free treat. I'm pretty sure I have an addiction to … Read More →

Buffalo chicken Triscuit nachos 450x450

Buffalo Chicken Triscuit Nachos

*This post is sponsored by Refinery29 and Triscuit. I was compensated for this recipe, however, all content and opinions are my own. These Triscuit nachos are topped with buffalo sauce, buffalo … Read More →

Spicy beef and red pepper rice bowl 450x450

Spicy Beef and Red Pepper Rice Bowl

This spicy beef and red pepper rice bowl is cooked with dried red chili peppers and topped with a runny egg for a quick and easy dinner. A few months ago, I made mapo tofu, a super delicious and … Read More →

Pickled pineapple BBQ pork sandwiches 450x450

Pickled Pineapple BBQ Pork Sandwiches

These BBQ pork sandwiches are topped with pickled pineapples for a sweet, tangy and smoky flavor combination you'll love. Remember the spicy pickled pineapple from last week? Well, if you haven't … Read More →

Spicy Pickled Pineapple-450x450

Spicy Pickled Pineapple

This pickled pineapple has a hint of spice from sliced jalapenos and is the perfect sandwich and salad topper with it's tangy sweet bite. In case you haven't heard, it's like beyond cold in the … Read More →

Sofrito Egg Scramble 450x450

Sofrito Egg Scramble

These eggs are scrambled with sofrito, a classic Spanish sauce cooked in oil that brings a ton of flavor and spice to this breakfast. In exactly 10 days I'm going to the Dominican Republic for an … Read More →

Cherry Almond Butter Power Cookies 450x450

Cherry Power Cookies

These power cookies are packed full of antioxidant rich tart cherries, oats, nuts and seeds. They're perfect for healthy on the go snacking. I’ve never understood bird feeders. You spend money on a … Read More →

Blue cheese steak crostini

Blue Cheese Steak Crostini {Video}

These blue cheese steak crostini are the perfect little bite. Garlicky toasted bread topped with salty blue cheese, rare steak and a balsamic reduction are a great Valentine's Day nibble. Last … Read More →