Ragi Ladoo with Nuts and dates and other dried fruits are delicious and nutritious bites made with roasted Ragi flour and loaded with nuts like almonds, cashew nuts and dry fruits(cranberries, dates etc.)
Enjoy these guilt free, vegan and gluten free energy Ragi Ladoo(bites) made natural sugar (dates). These taste almost like Brownie bites but with more healthier ingredients!!
About the Recipe
These ladoos or you can call these as energy bites are not only delicious and but also nutritious. The main ingredient here is Ragi which a gluten-free flour.
These Ragi Fruit and Nut Ladoos are different from the regular Ragi Ladoos as it does not contain any processed sugar. It has dates, figs, cranberries which are natural sources of sugar and have additional fibre too.
These are guilt free ladoos as these do not contain large amount of ghee. So, anyone can have these without thinking of having to consume much ghee or sugar.
These are a good source way to feed nuts and various dried fruits to kids, as they may get bored of having whole nuts.
Ragi and it's Benefits
Ragi is a millet, also known as Finger Millet. In India, it is known by different names in different regions. Like Nachni in Maharashtra and Gujrat, Mandua/Mangal in Hindi, and one of the healthiest cereal available to us.
In India it is used Ragi flour gluten-free flour. It is rich in fiber, proteins, antioxidant. A great source of iron and calcium. Helps in weight loss and regulates cholesterol and blood sugar level.
It is given as baby food in Southern part of India, Ragi Roti/Chapati from Ragi flour is a staple in Himachal Pradesh.
Recipes with Ragi and other millets from the blog
Ingredients for Nuts and Dried Fruit Ragi Ladoo
Ragi Flour- Use good quality Ragi Flour. Use fresh flour as old flour may give a rancid aftertaste.
Nuts- You can use Almonds, Walnuts, Hazelnuts and even Pecans.
Dried Fruits- Dates, Figs, Cranberries. I have also added dried mango bits. You can also add raisins, blueberries or aprocits.
Ghee- to roast Ragi flour. You can roast Ragi flour without any ghee but it helps in binding the flour with nuts. Also, it is great source of Vit A ,good for overall health especially for kids.
More Energy bites/Ladoo from the blog
I followed my blogger friend Renu's(Cook With Renu) recipe Sugarless Ragi Ladoos , which she had posted , just a few days back.
The ladoos came out so good and especially my kids liked these a lot. My hubby who has a sweet tooth relished these a lot . Kids initially thought that these are chocolate and nut ladoos.
How to make Ragi Ladoo without processed sugar
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Heat ghee in a pan/kadhai and roast Ragi flour, till it starts giving roasted aroma.
- When the flour is roasted, take out in a separate plate and let it cool completely.
- Take the dried fruits and nuts in a food processor, and pulse it to a coarse paste.
Please note, Ragi is already dark in color switch off when the flour starts giving the roasted aroma, else your flour may burn and it may give a bitter taste.
Just when I was about to take the pics, my son asked me whether I am making Chocolate Truffles and asked me to roll these in cocoa powder or dip in chocolate. So I rolled these in hot chocolate mix 😉
Storage and Shelf Life
Store these Ragi bites in an air tight container in a cool and dry place. these stay good for about 15 days. May last upto a month when refrigerated
Recipe Card for Ragi Ladoo
Ragi and Dry Fruit Ladoos
- Pan to roast Ragi flour
- Food Processor
- Mixing Bowl
- 3/4 Cup Ragi Flour
- 1/2 Cup Almonds/Cashewnuts/Walnuts
- 1 Cup Dates, Figs, Purnes, dried Cranberries and mango pieces
- 2 tbsp Desi Ghee
- In a pan roast ragi flour with ghee, till it gives the roasted aroma.
- Once roasted, keep aside flour to cool.
- In food processor, pulse dried fruits(dates, figs purnes and cranberries).
- Add almonds and cashews pulse till everything starts to come together. to the desired size.
- Now add ragi flour and mix everything again.
- Take out the mixture in a ixing bowl, and form ladoos of desired size. I prefer small bite sized.
- Store in an airtight conatiner.
Do try these nutritious energy bites made with millet flour. These are so good for your whole family.
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