Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Almond, Dates, and Oats Laddoo | Healthy Festival Sweets


Navratri is here and its time to get cooking!! I have a long list of delicious treats that I want to make and this list only gets longer each year:) Hey, what's a festival without delicious sweets and savories to tickle the taste buds. If you are looking for Fasting Recipes | Vrat ka Khana, you are at the right spot too as I have a great archive of some delicious Fasting Foods.

This morning I made Laddoos. Healthy ones. In fact, these laddoos are just like a good power bar, perfect for winter. They are a combination of oats, dates, almonds, and sesame seeds. No sugar, little ghee. Perfect to share with loved ones who are watching their waistline and a healthy treat for the kids on any day.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup oats
11/4cup dates (about 30 pieces)
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2 tsp ghee (clarified butter)

Method:
  1. Toast the oats in a large frying pan on a very gentle heat until they turn fragrant. Grind to a coarse powder.
  2. Repeat for the almonds.
  3. Toast the sesame seeds in the same pan until they turn pink.Set aside.
  4. Chop the dates and blend to a fine paste in the blender.
  5. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  6. Add the date paste, mix together to ensure even spread.
  7. Now add the ghee and bind it all into a dough.
  8. Pinch out walnut sized pieces and form into balls.
  9. Save in an airtight box. 

Good to Know
  • This Laddoo recipe does not use sugar. Dates provide ample sugar.
  • To up the sweetness quotient, add about 2 tablespoons of powdered jaggery to the recipe.
  • Alternatively you could use the same amount to dried figs. Just grind to a paste and add in Step 6.
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1 comment:

  1. This is a delicious and very healthy treat. It is sweet and satisfying and yet so very healthy. ~ Catherine

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