Indulge in the goodness of oats and pistachios with this delectable Oats Pistachio Laddu recipe. These energy bites combine the wholesome goodness of oats and pistachios with the decadence of white chocolate. Whether you're a dessert enthusiast or simply looking for a unique, sweet treat, these laddus are bound to satisfy your cravings. Plus, they're incredibly easy to prepare!
Taking inspiration from the delicate, floral notes of rose and cardamom, this ladoo or laddu recipe is designed with simplicity in mind. It calls for just a handful of ingredients, making it an ideal make-ahead treat to share with your family, friends, and neighbors during the festive season of Diwali.
Oats and Pistachios are lightly roasted for nutty aromas and then are processed in a food processor along with white chocolate, cardamom, and rose essence. A little bit of ghee helps bind the mixture and shape it into a round laddu for an easy dessert that is ready in under 30 minutes.
Apart from lightly toasting a couple of ingredients, it's essentially a no-cook dessert. If you're a fan of easy-to-make, healthy desserts, don't forget to give my Quinoa Energy Balls and Date and Nut Truffles recipes a try as well.
These nutritious laddus are a perfect blend of health and taste, making them a guilt-free treat for all ages. Go ahead and drizzle over some melted white chocolate for the kids and for a healthier twist use jaggery in place of white chocolate.
- Oats - use rolled, old-fashioned, or quick oats for this recipe. Oats are a rich source of fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients, supporting heart health and aiding digestion.
- Pistachios - raw unsalted shelled pistachios. Pistachios offer a combination of heart-healthy fats, protein, fiber, and essential nutrients.
- White Chocolate - I have used white chocolate chips but you can also chop up a bar or a chunk of white chocolate
- Cardamom - ground cardamom powder adds citrusy-floral aromas to the laddu. Depending on the freshness you may need to add more or less
- Rose Essence - available in most Asian grocery stores or you can also use good quality rose water
- Maple Syrup - good quality pure maple syrup is high in antioxidants. It helps bind the laddu while adding a rich nutty flavor
- Ghee - helps bind the laddu. Homemade Ghee has healthy fats, vitamins, and a rich, nutty flavor, supporting digestion and nourishing the body.
Note: See the recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Oats Pistachio Laddu
- Lightly roast oats and pistachios.
- Process all the ingredients in a food processor bowl until everything is well combined with a slightly grainy texture.
- Lightly rub rose petals in the palm of your hands and stir them into the mixture.
- Take one to two tablespoons of the mixture into the palm of your hands tightly pressing the mixture together and then shape them into round laddus.
- Drizzle over melted white chocolate on some of the laddus if you like. For festive gifting, place them in mini cupcake liners and sprinkle some more chopped pistachios and rose petals on top.
Keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 to 5 days or refrigerate for upto 2 weeks.
- White Chocolate - You can use Jaggery instead of white chocolate. The color of the final laddu will be a bit darker but taste equally decadent.
- Ghee - Use melted butter in place of ghee
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A food processor works best for this recipe as it has a wide bowl and low blades. If you do not have a food processor you can use a blender instead. Add only half of the ingredients at a time to the blender jar and pulse to get an even grainy texture.
You can substitute white chocolate with jaggery. Add 1 cup of grated jaggery in place of white chocolate and follow the remaining recipe as is.
Oats pistacho laddu
- ¼ cup white chocolate chips
- In a frying fan lightly roast oats on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Take out the oats and reserve.
- In the same pan lightly roast pistachios on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes stirring frequently.
- To a food processor bowl, add oats and pistachios while they are still warm. Add chocolate chips, maple syrup, ghee, rose essence, cardamom powder, and half of the rose petals. Pulse until everything is well combined while making sure the nuts still have a slightly grainy texture.
- Take out the mixture in a bowl. Lightly rub the remaining rose petals in the palm of your hands and stir them into the mixture.
- Take one to two tablespoons of the mixture into the palm of your hands. Tightly press the mixture together, shaping and rolling them into round laddus.
- Optional step - melt the remaining white chocolate as per the package instructions and lightly drizzle over the laddu.
- Keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 to 5 days or refrigerate for upto 2 weeks.
- You can easily substitute white chocolate with jaggery. Add 1 cup of grated jaggery in place of white chocolate and follow the remaining recipe as is.