If you follow me on social media you may have seen me mention I gave up refined sugar for the month of January. Yep- hell has frozen over and I’m trying to curb my sweet tooth just for a month to make up for an extra sweet December. It’s been almost 3 weeks and it’s going pretty well. I was sick for the first week so that was easy, and since then I’ve been getting by on clementine oranges and large amounts of homemade pasta, (which is a future blog post don’t you worry.)
All was well and good until earlier this week when I really really wanted something. I wanted a cookie or just a bite of cake or something. Part of the craving may have come from having a particularly exhausting day, but truly I just love desserts and missed them. So- I starting thinking about baking with dates, something both my mom and mother-in-law both had mentioned in the past. I wouldn’t have normally considered omitting sugar from something like a brownie, but desperate times were upon me so that is exactly what I did….