Friday, 25 September 2020

Healthy Peanut Butter Laddoos

 

Healthy Peanut Butter laddoos

Peanuts are often used in Indian cooking to thicken gravies, even added to dishes to enhance the flavours. It is a good source of protein and should be included in diet. 


I have tried to make a healthy version on peanut butter laddoos using jaggery and not sugar. Also added healthy multi grain flour and oats to this recipe. The laddoos can be stored in an air tight jar in the refrigerator for a week.
These delicious balls of melting  temptation with peanut butter rolled in jaggery and other ingredients, is not difficult to fix. This is a good option to give children instead of chocolates. So note down the simple ingredients and get it done on the weekend. 




Healthy Peanut Butter laddoos

 

 

Ingredients

1 cup peanut butter (unsweetened)
1/2 cup gram flour
1/2 cup multi  grain flour ( ragi, bajra, jawar)
3/4 cup jaggery granules
2 tbsp ghee

Method

In a pan, dry roast the oats for 2- 3  minutes till they emit a toasted aroma. Leave aside to cool.

2. In the same way roast the gram flour and multi grain flour. Roast till golden brown.

3. When its cooled, add it to a mixer jar and grind into a fine powder.

4. Now sieve the powder and remove granules. To this flour add jaggery powder. Mix well.

5. Now add melted ghee and peanut butter and combine to make a dough.

6. Start making the  laddoos now, take a fistful and start shaping into a round shape.

7. Make round balls and make the laddoos ready.Store in clean dry container.




Healthy Peanut Butter laddoos


Note


1. Use the crunchy peanut butter for better taste and texture.
2. It is optional to.add nuts or seeds to the mixture.
3. If the mixture doesn't bind together you can add a little milk to it.
4. Instead of ghee, the  next time I added 2 tbsp of Cocosoul cold Pressed Virgin Coconut oil. 

Enjoy your healthy peanut butter laddoos now. Each laddoo is a powerhouse of taste and nutrition.









Friday, 4 September 2020

Dark Chocolate Energy Bites Recipe

 

These Dark Chocolate Energy Bites were delicious in every bite. I made a couple of these last week and stored them away in my refrigerator. It was a healthy option to dessert cravings  after meals ~ these bites are made with a combination of rich dark chocolate and regular milk chocolate topped with fruits and seeds.
I did not add nuts as I was doing another recipe with nuts that day but surely you can top it with almonds and walnuts to make it more healthier. They were extremely delicious and fulfilling to taste.



Dark Chocolate Energy Bites


I used morde cooking chocolate and Cadburys Milk chocolate for this recipe in 2:1 proportion. You can use the chocolates available to you. As I did not have chocolate moulds so I used small sized plastic lids of disposable boxes. The size of Monaco or Marie Biscuits. But if have the choco moulds that would be perfect. 

This recipe made roughly 20 to 22 pieces of dark chocolate energy bites. 

Ingredients

200 gms Dark Chocolate (Morde)
100 gms Milk Chocolate  (Cadbury's)
1 tsp Flax Seeds
1tsp Pumpkin seeds
1 tsp Sunflower seeds
1 tsp tutti  frutti

Method

1. Roughly break the dark and milk chocolates into small pieces and put it in a microwave safe bowl.

2. Now place it in the microwave  for 30 seconds. Remove and stir with spatula, place it again for 20 minutes.  This will ensure the chocolate will not burn. If it doesn't melt then ace again for 10 seconds.

3. Mix the melted chocolate well together.

4. Now fill the round moulds with the melted chocolate. Lightly tap it on the surface  that it spreads evenly.

5. Sprinkle the three types of seeds and tutti frutti on the soft chocolate so that its sets well. Do it quickly  before the chocolate  hardens again.

6. Further pop the chocolate in the refrigerator chiller for an hour to harden.

7. Now take the chocolates out and unmould them slowly without  breaking the bites.

8. Store the dark chocolate energy bites in a container and savour whenever you wish. 


Dark Chocolate Energy Bites


Note


You can use the  double boiling method and melt the chocolate on the gas. You have to place water in a vessel and then take the chocolate pieces in another vessel and place it over the water vessel. Keep stirring it on slow flame till the chocolate melts .

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