Happy Friday Everyone and Wish You All a Great Weekend !
I’m sharing an extremely easy dessert recipe which I’ve named ‘5 Minutes Chickpea-Oats Dessert Bites‘ as they are this sinfully delicious bite size balls of sweetness that leaves you wanting for more. You can also call them 5 minutes desserts as they don’t need any cooking. All you have to do, is mix the flour and shape them as per choice. They can be stored in refrigerator for upto 30 days. Take them with you in a zip-lock bag for a quick snack.
This is one of my most interesting recipe that actually came into existence after a desperate attempt to eat healthy. Few month’s back, I was browsing through some old pictures from India and I came across a picture of ‘Besan Ladoo‘ (a famous dessert in India made with chickpea flour) and ever since have been craving it secretly. We do get them in our local Indian grocery store however the amount of ghee and sugar used in it, kept me off them. But every now and then, my mind kept wondering off to that picture. I finally decided to make them on my own but with healthier options.
The taste of the ladoo definitely comes from the roasted chickpea flour (slow roasting raw chickpea flour over slow heat till the flour turns slightly brown and emits a sweet roasted fragrance) and ghee (clarified butter). To make my healthy version, I’m using roasted chickpea flour along with oats flour, some sesame seeds, almonds, sugar and almond butter (instead of ghee). To make them slightly more flavorful, I’m adding ginger powder and cardamom powder.
Enjoy them as is or with a hot cuppa.