5 Minutes Chickpea-Oats Dessert Bites

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.

5 Minutes-Oats-Dessert Bites

5 Minutes Chickpea-Oats Dessert Bites

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.


Yields 16

5 Minutes Chickpea-Oats Dessert Bites

5 minCook Time

5 minTotal Time

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*** Dry Ingredients ***

1 Cup Oats Flour – You may take any oats or flavored oats flour

1 Cup Roasted ChickpeaFlour (Besan)

1/4 Cup Sugar – You can use any sweetener or sugar-free of choice

1/4 Cup Sesame Seeds

1/4 Cup Almonds - Chopped

1 Tsp Ginger Powder

1/2 Tsp Cardamom Powder - Optional

1/4 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut  - Optional

*** Wet Ingredients ***

1/4 Cup Almond Butter – You can use peanut butter too

1/4 Cup Milk – If Vegan, use almond or soy milk


  1. Add the dry Ingredients in a bowl and mix evenly.
  2. Now add the wet ingredient to the dry ingredients and form a smooth dough.
  3. Divide the dough into 15-16 equal parts.
  4. Wet your hands and roll into circular balls.
  5. Roll the bites into shredded coconut to coat evenly.
  6. Transfer them in a bowl and keep in fridge for 2-3 hours to help firm.
  7. Serve when desired and keep in fridge in an air tight container.
Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Type: Dessert

18 Replies to "5 Minutes Chickpea-Oats Dessert Bites"

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    Gunjan June 26, 2015 (6:50 pm)
    I like healthy recipes and your photography is very good.
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    Michelle@healthiersteps June 26, 2015 (8:01 pm)
    Wow they look fabulous like they would melt in my mouth!
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      Molly Kumar June 29, 2015 (5:22 am)
      Hahahha, thanks Michelle - They sure do vanish really fast ;)
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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious June 26, 2015 (10:09 pm)
    this looks so intriguing! I like the idea of chickpea in a dessert!
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      Molly Kumar June 29, 2015 (5:21 am)
      I'm glad you liked it - Thanks for visiting :)
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    Framed Recipes June 26, 2015 (11:02 pm)
    That is a healthy twist to yummy besan ladoo. - Sreelatha
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    Byron Thomas June 27, 2015 (11:42 am)
    What a great idea! I love on-the-go snacks.
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      Molly Kumar June 29, 2015 (5:19 am)
      Isn't it - I love on-the-go snack too, if I can limit myself to just one ;) Thanks for visiting
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    Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets) June 27, 2015 (3:04 pm)
    Wow, both of my kids love chickpeas so this is definitely something I want to make for them. They are growing so fast right now, the added protein will be great.
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      Molly Kumar June 29, 2015 (5:18 am)
      That sounds great and I hope the boy's like it - Thanks for visiting :)
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    Madiha Nawaz June 28, 2015 (6:28 pm)
    Very interesting and delicious looking dessert! Shall be trying out soon :) Thank you!
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    Immaculate June 29, 2015 (3:37 am)
    Hi Molly! I am so intrigued by this recipe - not only does it have coconut and cardamom(my two favorites). It also incorporates chickpea! Would definitely have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!
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      Molly Kumar June 29, 2015 (5:16 am)
      Thanks Immaculate :) Do try them, they are easy n oh so yum - Hugs
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    Fareeha - faskitchen June 29, 2015 (4:06 am)
    This looks really delicious, Molly.. Simple and healthy
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      Molly Kumar June 29, 2015 (5:14 am)
      Thanks so much for your sweet comment :)

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