For guilt-free sweet indulgence this Raksha Bandhan, try these homemade rakhi sweets with no sugar.
We are celebrating Raksha Bandhan 2020 amidst a pandemic. The festive fever might not be as it used to be before but you can definitely take your celebrations to a level up with these healthy, no-sugar homemade sweets. Even diabetics can indulge in these as these have only natural sweeteners. It is not wise to consume market-bought sweets due to the risk of Coronavirus, Onlymyhealth is concerned about the health of our readers and therefore we reached out to Dr. Swati Bathwal, a renowned Dietitian to share some of her healthy sweets recipes. Let us have a safe and healthy Raksha Bandhan.
Fudgy No-Bake Brownies
- 1 cup walnuts
- 220gm gm pitted dates
- 110gm almond butter or peanut butter
- 50gm cocoa powder
- 38 gm crushed pecans or cashews or almonds
- Grind all walnuts and dates in a food processor until finely ground. Add the almond butter or peanut butter and process until well mixed.
- Add cocoa powder and pulse to mix well.
- Transfer brownie mixture to an 8 inch /20 cm square baking tin.
- Try to use a parchment paper as a lining it makes it easy to remove the brownies.
- Use fingers to press the mixture evenly into the tin.
- Once the brownies are pressed into the tin, sprinkle the top evenly with the crushed almonds or pecans or cashews, pressing them into the top of the brownies.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares.
Chocolate Ball Recipe
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup cocoa or carob powder or chocolate powder
- 1 cup fresh pitted dates (approximately10)
- Coconut for rolling
- In a food processor, combine walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cocoa and protein powder.
- Process until combined and walnuts and pumpkin seeds have broken up.
- Add the dates and process again so that the mixture starts coming together into a ball.
- Add a touch of water (1-2 tbsp.) if you need to so that the mixture comes together.
- Roll mix into balls and then into coconut.
- Refrigerate for 15 mins to set.
- Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
Ragi Oats Ladoo
- 1 cup oats flour
- 1 1/2 cup ragi flour
- 15-20 dates
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
- 1 tsp green cardamom powder
- Cashew nuts
- 1 tbsp ghee
- In a pan, add ghee and lightly roast oats flour.
- In another pan, add some ghee and roast ragi flour.
- Mix both roasted flours and heat on low flame.
- Make dates paste by blending them into a grinder. Add the paste in the flour.
- Now add cardamom powder to it and roast for 2-3 more minutes.
- Transfer the mixture to a plate and let it cool down.
- Add chopped dates, sesame seeds and milk to the mixture.
- Mix everything with your hands to form a dough.
- Now make laddoos and add cashew on top.
- Your healthy ragi and oats laddoo is ready.
This Raksha Bandhan, try these healthy yet lip-smacking sweets with zero sugar. These are best if you have diabetics at home. Also, you can indulge in them guilt-free.
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