Diabetic-friendly Oats And Dry Fruits Ladoo

Avanti Deshpande

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Diabetic-friendly Oats And Dry Fruits Ladoo

Oats and dry fruit laddoo are some of the easiest Indian snack items. These are great for kids and adults as they are loaded with nutrients and are delicious in taste. They can be easily packed and given to children in school or people working in an office. Here is the recipe for diabetic-friendly oats and dry fruits laddoo.

Benefits Of The Ingredients Used

1. Oats

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Oats are rich in fiber and a good source of complex carbohydrates. Due to its rich fiber content, it helps in controlling blood sugar levels. They have a low glycemic index and help promote a healthy heart. Its soluble fiber content can help in reducing cholesterol levels. Oats are the perfect choice for a healthy breakfast and they are diabetic-friendly too.

2. Nuts

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Nuts like almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are rich in healthy nutrients, such as protein, omega 3 acids, omega 6 fatty acids, vitamin E, and many other minerals. Nuts are added to this recipe as they provide energy to the body. Eating nuts regularly can help treat type 2 diabetes, checking your blood sugar levels. Nuts have a low glycemic index and a limited amount of dietary carbohydrates that help lower blood glucose levels.

3. Dates And Figs

Dates And Figs
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Dates and figs contain many beneficial nutrients for our bodies. Dates and figs contain a good amount of complex sugar. So, no artificial sugar is used. They have plentiful amounts of potassium, magnesium, dietary fiber, etc. Figs contain enough calcium to keep the body healthy.

Dates have a low glycemic index that does not result in spiked glucose levels. Therefore, they are diabetic-friendly foods. Although figs have high sugar content, they are relatively safe for people with diabetes due to their high fiber content that allows timely sugar release in the body. Eating dates and figs, along with nuts, help promote carbs digestion slowly, preventing an increase in blood glucose levels.

4. Flax Seeds

Flax Seeds
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Flax seeds are the storehouse of beneficial nutrients, which are vital to the body. These healthy seeds are perfect for consuming if you have diabetes. They are low in glycemic index, high in dietary fiber, omega 3 fatty acid, and contain vital plant compounds. These nutrients help in improving blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity.

5. Ghee

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Ghee is perfect for promoting bowel movements. They help treat constipation naturally. Ghee also helps in diabetes. The fatty acids present in the ghee is responsible for maintaining blood sugar levels in the body.

It is a diabetic-friendly and weight loss recipe that reduces cholesterol and prevents constipation as oats, nuts, dates, and figs are good in fiber content. It can be served on a festive occasion.

Oats And Dry Fruits Ladoo Recipe

Oats And Dry Fruits Ladoo Recipe
Source: Code2Cook

Cooking Time: 5 mins
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 89 kcal

Ingredients For Oats And Dry Fruits Ladoo

  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 14 pitted good quality Arab dates
  • 5-6 figs (Anjeer)
  • 12-15 almonds
  • 8-10 walnuts
  • 2 tbsp pistachios
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1-2 tsp ghee (optional)


  1. Dry roast oats for 2-3 mins and coarsely powder them. Keep them aside.
  2. Dry roast flax seeds until they start popping up and pulse them in the mixer for few seconds. Do not powder them completely. Grind coarsely as they give an excellent nutty texture to ladoo. Remove and keep it aside.
  3. Warm almonds, pistachios, and walnuts separately and also pulse them separately to get tiny bits. Do this in whipper mode and again do this process separately. Remove and keep it aside.
  4. Chop figs and dates finely and run this in the mixer for a minute or two. You will get a sticky, but slight coarse mixture as this is the main sweet base and the binding agent.
  5. In a wide bowl, add the ground dates-figs mixture, powdered oats, almonds-pistachios-walnuts mixture, and crushed flax seeds.
  6. Mix them well and check the sweetness of the mixture.
  7. If you cannot roll them into ladoos, add 1-2 tsp of hot ghee to the mixture and try making ladoos.
  8. Once your oats and dry fruits ladoos are done, it is time to serve them.

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