Make these snack-perfect almond flour energy balls aka badam ladoos that doubles up as a dessert or a breakfast add-on. Promise you you will be having the best no-cook ladoos for the festive season.
Are ladoos really energy balls?
Energy balls are little snack balls that provide a burst of energy and made with wholesome ingredients. Of course, they are sweet. If you look at these criteria, ladoos with nuts, seeds or a superflour is actually an energy ball. My mind instantly removes boondi ladoo or the ones made in sugar syrup, so I would urge you to think of the ones made with natural sweetness and not deep fried as the energy ball options.
Almond meal vs almond flour
Both these are made from almonds. The difference is in the way they are processed. Almond meal is the whole almonds powdered to form a soft flour. Almond flour on the other hand uses blanched almonds. The resultant flour is a bit more lighter in colour and lighter in texture. To make this ladoo recipe you can use either one of them.
What makes you hooked on to these badam ladoos?
Apart from the usual goodness of nuts, there are a few other reasons you will like these almond ladoos.
- No cook isn’t it too lovely to be able to sit down for 15 minutes on a meal prep day and still have a snack on the go ready? This is why I like these no-cook almond flour energy ball options.
- Stays well for a while I love these as jar snacks as they stay good for about two weeks without much looking after.
- One bowl recipe when there is no cook and not many pots and pans to wash is a perfect recipe, isn’t it? This recipe is one such.
- Best all-time dessert with these energy balls they run pretty much all day. This helps when you have teens at home who function at different time periods.
- Kid friendly there are no big chunks in this ball. So as long as you are watching them and they don’t swallow it whole it’s a pretty kid-friendly recipe. If you are known to have nut allergies, I would refrain from making them.
Can we make this sugar-free?
Absolutely. Make them as almond stevia ladoos for a sugar-free festival option or for your keto-friendly bite. I prefer using stevia as a sugar-free option. When using stevia or any other sugar-free replacement, it is important to remember that they are stronger in sweetness than sugar hence you will just need half of the original sugar quantity or even less.
Ingredient to make almond flour energy balls
Almond flour: the almond flour I have used is a bag from Costco.
Sweetener: you can use jaggery or stevia to make this recipe.
Cardamom: Crushed green cardamom provides a lot of flavour to the recipe.
Ghee: Melt the ghee so it is like oil
Additions: You can add a handful of chopped dates, chia seeds, melon seeds, hemp seeds or tutifruti to mix into the ladoo mix.
Let’s make badam ladoo.
Mix the sugar powder/sugar-free and the almond flour well together. Add the cardamom powder, dry fruit bits or chopped nuts. Mix well. Melt the butter and add one tsp at a time. Mix well in a small section and also as they feel ready to hold together as a ball starts shaping into a small ball.
How long do these ladoos stay?
Badam ladoos stay at room temperature easily for 2 weeks. However, they harden a bit if exposed a lot to air. To prevent this I keep them in a food-safe container in the fridge. Then it stays almost a month without any issues. You may not want to freeze them rather make another batch when you need.
- 2 cups almond flour.
- 1/2 cup sweetner if using stevia powder you will need only 1/4 cup.
- 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp ghee melted
- Mix together the sweetner, almond flour and the cardamom powder.
- Add a few drops of melted ghee and mix just a small area to make a ball.
- Press down to make a smooth ball to make a ladoo.
- the badam ladoos are now ready to be had.
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As long as you don’t have allergies to nuts and seeds badam ladoos are a fabulous option to keep as a jarsnack. it feels nice to have a quick bite coming back from work or on a morning as you run to catch the bus. When you make these badam ladoos or make them as almond stevia ladoos, let us know how you liked it or if you made any variations to the recipe. We love to hear from you on this blog or any of our social media portals. Check out our Facebook page or reach out to us via Instagram, Threads or Twitter.
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