These healthy laddoos are my mother’s attempt to get the bub to eat walnuts aka akhrot, which are supposedly laden with health benefits. The bub refuses to eat walnuts, but she will at least sample these laddoos whenever the mood strikes her. 🙂 Her mommy and daddy love them, so finishing them up is never an issue. 😛
Healthy walnut laddoos are a breeze to make, and require just three ingredients – walnuts, raw cane sugar, and a bit of ghee. They have the goodness of walnuts in them (and the teeny-weeny bit of ghee you put in!). Free of refined sugar, they are an easy-peasy snack to make for kids, especially ones that have a sweet tooth!
Here is how to make these healthy walnut laddoos.
Ingredients (makes about 6 medium-sized laddoos):
- 1/2 cup walnut kernels
- Raw cane sugar, slightly less than 1/2 cup
- About 1 teaspoon ghee
- 2 cardamom (elaichi) pods (optional)
- Add the walnut kernels, raw cane sugar and ghee to a small mixer jar.
- If using cardamom, open the pods and add the kernels to the mixer jar too.
- Crush everything to a fine powder in the mixer.
- Grease your hands lightly and shape balls (laddoos) out of the mixture. That’s about it!
- A mix of cashewnuts, almonds and walnuts can also be used to make the laddoos.
- Jaggery, coconut palm sugar or dates are some other substitues that can be used in place of raw cane sugar, here.
- A couple of drops of vanilla essence can be added in place of the cardamom.
You like? I hope you will try out these easy and healthy walnut laddoos too, and that you will love them as much as we do!
This post is for the Foodie Monday Blog Hop. The theme for this week is ‘3-ingredient recipes’.