Sunday, June 11, 2017

Oats and Almond Bites

Enjoying a dessert guilt-free, has become almost next to impossible. Not that i m afraid of the calories, but when compared to the amount of hardwork that goes in losing an inch or a kilo off your hips, it is definitely worth to shake your head signalling a No!
I cannot be on a diet, so i try to restrict myself to healthy options. Like this oats and almond bites, though i hardly eat one in a day, but when i did, i dont feel bad or fret or don't have to give explanation to the watchful eyes of my dear hubby! 
These delicious almond and oats bites, can be made lil more delicious by adding some cocoa or some chopped chocolate while shaping them. You can also roll them in some chopped pistachios or cocoa or toasted coconut to make them more atttractive. They make a great gift for any occasion. 

Ingredients(Makes around 20, depending on the size)
1 cup almonds
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
15-18 nos dates, seeds removed
2 tbso chia seeds (optional)
2 tbsp coconut oil
Method
  • Toast almonds, oats and dessicated coconut separately in the microwave. To do this, take a microwave safe plate, spread the almonds, microwave high for 2 minutes, stop and stir after 1 minute.
  • Remove the almonds to another plate. In the same plate, add oats and microwave high for a minute. Remove it to the same almonds plate. Likewise toast dessicated coconut for 30 seconds.
  • Let the ingredietns cool completely. While they are resting, let us get the dates ready. If using dates with seeds, remove the seeds. Now take almonds, oats and dessicated coconut in a mixer and pulse them together to a coarse powder. Then add pitted dates to this mixture and pulse again in gaps for a minute, so it comes together like a ball.
  • Finally add the coconut oil to mixture, pulse once more and remove it to a flat plate. add chia seeds to it and start making small ping-pong sized balls. Store them in an air-tight container, i prefer to refrigerate as it contains coconut and in this hot climate, didnt want to take the risk. 

9 comments:

  1. Those dates looks absolutely gorgeous. Those balls are seriously incredible, loving it.

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  2. I tell you ! It's a task to shed weight ! These almond bites are fantastic for post workout or those in between munches . Super recipe .

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  3. hahah..I read Vaishali's comment and can't stop chuckling..I won't even talk about..:)...those laddos are yum!

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  4. I am concentrating on the yummy laddoos rather than other 'stuff' that can upset my day (read weight loss :p) -

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  5. perfect for hunger pangs. Awesome share Priya.

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  6. An eternal problem for most women, being fit! I love the oats and almond bites.

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  7. Nutritious and delicious snack with oats and almonds.

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