Living on a land which has long winters, there is always a need to stay safe from being sick and keeping the body warm. I have always been a promoter of seed oils and nuts. I love having a regular intake of them in some way or the other. Having a childhood where winters were all about delicacies like date balls, peanut chikkis, sesame seed chikkis and coconut laddoos, I try not to miss on all of those. Keeping that a usual practice, I herby went on to make something where I added almost everything I wanted to and the end result turned out to be delicious. very Quick, no complex methods and no added flavours or sugars or fats! Seeds, tiny kernels that are a rich source of proteins, minerals, vitamins and low source of carbohydrates. Nuts, full of fibres and Vitamin E and Dates, high in antioxidants. How good is that? Enjoy these little bites anytime of the day. For me, its the first thing in the morning before leaving for work with my big glass of milk. Kick starts my day with energy!! Best suitable for people who don’t prefer too much sweetness and sugar.
1/2 cup Walnuts
1/2 cup Almonds
1/2 cup Pecan Nuts
1/2 cup Pistachios
1/4 cup Chia seeds
1/4 cup white Sesame seeds
2 tablespoons Poppy seeds2 tablespoons Pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup Pine Nuts1/2 cup ground Flaxseed
1/2 cup desiccated unsweetened coconut
2 cups soft Medjool dates (must pit)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Roast together: Walnuts, Almonds, Pecan nuts, Pistachios, Pumpkin Seeds, Pine Nuts and Flaxseeds. Once you smell the nuts being roasted, turn off the heat and add them to a mixture bowl.
- Next roast together Chia Seeds, Poppy seeds, white sesame seeds and coconut, leaving some chia seeds and poppy seeds aside. Repeat the same process as above.
- Leave the dates for a while in the hot pan, no need to cook. We just need them to soften a bit.
- Add all the ingredients to the mixture bowl and blend everything together, leaving aside the chia seeds and poppy seeds we did not roast.
- Finally, mix together everything and make medium size balls. Store them in an airtight container.
Happy Cooking!! 🙂