Healthy Laddoo/Flaxseed Energy Bite Recipe (Low Carb, Vegan, Gluten Free) – Indulgent Fuel
Hi, my name is Ritu and welcome to my channel
Today we’re going to be making flaxseed energy
bites, or laddoos. These are vegan, gluten
free, and contain no added or processed sugars.
Flaxseeds are a great source of fibers and
omega-3s. They’re also known to lower your
cholesterol, and some studies show that they
may lower your appetite. If I can eat laddoos
and that will help me shrink my appetite,
I’m all for it!
To make 6-8 small laddoos, you’ll need the
– 1/4 cup of flaxseeds, also known as linseed
– 2 tbsp of rolled outs
– 2 tbsp of almond meal or almond flour
– 5 medjool dates
– 2 tbsp of shredded coconut flakes
– 1 tbsp of water
– 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder
– 1 tbsp of pure maple syrup
– and optionally, a few cranberries
I poured some hot water on my dates, and let
them sit for about five minutes. That rehydrated
them. I’m just getting the pits out, and am
tearing up each dates into a few pieces. They’ve
gotten all nice and juicy and plump.
Next, let’s go over to our skillet.
My skillet is on medium heat, and I’m going
to add my flaxseeds, because I’m going to
roast them. We’re just dry roasting, so no
need to add any oil. They’re going to release
their oil and they’re going to get all shiny
and turn darker. To begin with, if you notice,
they’re kind of a light brown, and they’re
going to become a more deeper golden brown.
It will take about 3 minutes or so. Just keep
them moving, because you don’t want them to
burn. When they burn, they turn bitter, and
that is not what we want. If you notice, they’ve
turned shinier, and a different shade of brown,
almost like a more golden, richer brown, and
that’s when you know they’re ready to come
out. I’m not sure if you’ll be able to see
all of this through the camera, but just trust
in knowing that you’ll be able to smell it
– it smells nuttier, looks shinier – you can’t
miss it in real life, so don’t be intimidated
by that. Definitely do it!
OK, all done. I’m going to take it out and
next step we’re going to blend the ingredients
and form the laddoos.
Into my mixer/blender I’ve added the almond
meal, the roasted flaxseeds, and the rolled
oats, along with the cardamom powder, so all
of the dry powders. I’m just going to blend
it all up and come back when I have a course
to fine powder mixture.
Look at the texture – it’s just the texture
of almond meal, so just a simple powder.
Now we’re going to add the maple syrup and
the dates, and that’s going to give it sugar
To this I’m going to add the dates, minus
the water (make sure you drain the dates!)
A tablespoon of the maple syrup. I’m going
to go blend this and come back. When I blend
this, I just need it to be a damp mixture.
I’ll still be able to roll little balls or
laddoos. I don’t want to add any extra water.
I’ll only do it if it isn’t damp enough and
I need to add water after blending. At this
point, just blend and I’ll be right back.
OK, so here’s the mixture. You can see a little
bit of the dates. It’s a little coarse. I
ended up adding about a teaspoon of the water
to bring it together. I’m going to wet my
fingers, cause that will ensure that my energy
bites don’t stick to my fingers, and that
is always helpful when you’re making little
balls like these. And, wet your fingers. Then
I’m just going to roll them, put some pressure.
See, perfect little ball!
I’m rolling this ball in the shredded coconut,
and I’m just going to press it down a little
bit, take one piece of the cranberry, press
it right in the middle, and there!
My dad actually got me a bunch of medjool
dates from Dubai this time, so I’m so glad
I put them to good use. Anyway, let me taste
So good! The coconut and the dates adds such
a nice richness. And there’s a nuttiness that
comes from the almonds and flaxseeds. The
best part is that this does not spike up your
sugar level – this is significantly lower
on the glycemic index compared to traditional
laddoos that are made with refined sugars.
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