Raksha Bandhan 2020: Homemade Rakhi Sweets For Diabetics

Updated at: Jul 30, 2020
Raksha Bandhan 2020: Homemade Rakhi Sweets For Diabetics

For guilt-free sweet indulgence this Raksha Bandhan, try these homemade rakhi sweets with no sugar.

Chanchal Sengar
Healthy DietReviewed by: Swati Bathwal, International Sports DietitianPublished at: Jul 30, 2020Written by: Chanchal Sengar

We are celebrating Raksha Bandhan 2020 amidst a pandemic. The festive fever might not be as it used to be before but you can definitely take your celebrations to a level up with these healthy, no-sugar homemade sweets. Even diabetics can indulge in these as these have only natural sweeteners. It is not wise to consume market-bought sweets due to the risk of Coronavirus, Onlymyhealth is concerned about the health of our readers and therefore we reached out to Dr. Swati Bathwal, a renowned Dietitian to share some of her healthy sweets recipes. Let us have a safe and healthy Raksha Bandhan.

Fudgy No-Bake Brownies 

Ingredients Required

  • 1 cup walnuts 
  • 220gm gm pitted dates 
  • 110gm almond butter or peanut butter 
  • 50gm cocoa powder 
  • 38 gm crushed pecans or cashews or almonds 

Preparation Method

  • Grind all walnuts and dates in a food processor until finely ground. Add the almond butter or peanut butter and process until well mixed.
  • Add cocoa powder and pulse to mix well.
  • Transfer brownie mixture to an 8 inch /20 cm square baking tin.
  • Try to use a parchment paper as a lining it makes it easy to remove the brownies.
  • Use fingers to press the mixture evenly into the tin.
  • Once the brownies are pressed into the tin, sprinkle the top evenly with the crushed almonds or pecans or cashews, pressing them into the top of the brownies.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares. 

Chocolate Ball Recipe 

Serves- 10

Calories- 260 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup cocoa or carob powder or chocolate powder
  • 1 cup fresh pitted dates (approximately10)
  • Coconut for rolling

Preparation Method: 

  • In a food processor, combine walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cocoa and protein powder.
  • Process until combined and walnuts and pumpkin seeds have broken up.
  • Add the dates and process again so that the mixture starts coming together into a ball. 
  • Add a touch of water (1-2 tbsp.) if you need to so that the mixture comes together. 
  • Roll mix into balls and then into coconut.
  • Refrigerate for 15 mins to set.
  • Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Ragi Oats Ladoo

Ingredients Required

  • 1 cup oats flour
  • 1 1/2 cup ragi flour
  • 15-20 dates
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp green cardamom powder
  • Cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp ghee

Preparation Method

  • In a pan, add ghee and lightly roast oats flour.
  • In another pan, add some ghee and roast ragi flour.
  • Mix both roasted flours and heat on low flame.
  • Make dates paste by blending them into a grinder. Add the paste in the flour.
  • Now add cardamom powder to it and roast for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Transfer the mixture to a plate and let it cool down.
  • Add chopped dates, sesame seeds and milk to the mixture.
  • Mix everything with your hands to form a dough.
  • Now make laddoos and add cashew on top.
  • Your healthy ragi and oats laddoo is ready.

This Raksha Bandhan, try these healthy yet lip-smacking sweets with zero sugar. These are best if you have diabetics at home. Also, you can indulge in them guilt-free.

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