Oats Dates Nuts Laddu

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Oats Dates Nuts Laddu
A quick healthy dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising too much of the health quotient. Made with only dates, oats, nuts and a little bit of ghee, takes all of about 15-20 minutes to make (excluding the dates soaking time). I completely forgot to take pictures as I was making this, but it's such a simple dish and got done within 5 minutes once I had everything ready, that I felt it was okay to post just the results!
Prep Time 2 hrs approximate
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
laddus
Ingredients
  • 3 tsp ghee, divided
  • 3/4 cups quick cooking oats
  • 20 dates, pits removed
  • 1/4 cup mixed nuts I used almonds and cashews
Prep Time 2 hrs approximate
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
laddus
Ingredients
  • 3 tsp ghee, divided
  • 3/4 cups quick cooking oats
  • 20 dates, pits removed
  • 1/4 cup mixed nuts I used almonds and cashews
Instructions
  1. Soak the dates in hot water for 2 hours
  2. Dry roast the nuts for a few minutes, and powder them coarsely
  3. Dry roast the oats and powder it coarsely
  4. Blend the dates into a fine paste
  5. Heat 2 tsp of ghee in a heavy kadai/vaanali
  6. Add the dates paste and cook it for about 3-4 minutes
  7. Now add the oats, and the crushed nuts, and cook it all together for a couple of minutes, until it comes together in a homogeneous mass
  8. Let it cool to a temperature that's comfortable to handle with your hands
  9. Grease your hands with a little bit of the remaining ghee, break off small lemon sized pieces of the mixture, and roll into smooth balls of desired size
  10. Enjoy as a snack, as a moderately sweet dessert, or as breakfast!
Recipe Notes

Variations:

  1. Make it vegan by using coconut oil instead of ghee
  2. Can optionally roll it in desiccated coconut if you like coconut
  3. Experiment/substitute with other nuts such as pistachio, walnuts, etc.
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