Linseed Pinni Laddoo Energy Balls

Pinni laddoo, Linseed energy balls

Super-healthy energy balls

There are nutty, seedy, fragrantly spicy fudgy and lovely; like fruity fudge but tastier, less sweet and much healthier.

  • A snack
  • After dinner treat
  • Healthy lunch-box filler
  • Great with a coffee
  • A sugar-free energy pick-me-up
  • A delicious way to eat linseed

This is quick easy recipe is for a healthy version of the traditional Indian sweetmeat “alsi pinni laddoo/laddu” which I have been told about by numerous Indian-born ladies visiting my market stall at Borough Market. It always started “oh we use this (linseed) as a winter food”.

Calorie-burning food

This ancient Indian wisdom, put to work on keeping people warm in winter in houses without central heating is due to linseed’s metabolism boosting, warming properties – linseed signals the body to burn calories more freely – hence its use in losing weight.  In this recipe the linseed is enhanced with fragrant warming spices. Every family obviously had their own version. This is my take on the original pinni laddoo recipes; for me it has to have no added sugar, gluten-free with no wheat flour.

  • Wheat-free
  • Gluten-free
  • No added sugar
  • Lots of Omega-3
  • Digestion-friendly fibre
  • Low GI sweet

Tasty way to enjoy linseed

If you need to add linseed to your diet this is a concentrated tasty way of getting its health-digestion, hormone-balancing, joint-soothing benefits.

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FLAXSEED PINNI LADDU/ ALSI LADOO/LINSEED ENERGY BALLS. Healthy version of traditional alsi ladoo, Indian energy balls made gluten-free and without sugar. Great healthy snack to cure sugar cravings, in lunch boxes, ideal sweet treat with coffee after a curry - or any other meal, any time.
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FLAXSEED PINNI LADDU/ ALSI LADOO/LINSEED ENERGY BALLS. Healthy version of traditional alsi ladoo, Indian energy balls made gluten-free and without sugar. Great healthy snack to cure sugar cravings, in lunch boxes, ideal sweet treat with coffee after a curry - or any other meal, any time.
Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
10minute 1minute 45minutes
Prep Time
10minute
Cook Time Passive Time
1minute 45minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Flax Farm ground linseed
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/4 c cup dried apricots diced very small
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds or ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seed or ground almonds
  • 3/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp mix ground spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tbs runny honey or molasses
  • 3 tbs buckwheat flour wheat or or gram or quinoa flour
  • juice of one small orange
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Flax Farm ground linseed
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/4 c cup dried apricots diced very small
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds or ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seed or ground almonds
  • 3/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp mix ground spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tbs runny honey or molasses
  • 3 tbs buckwheat flour wheat or or gram or quinoa flour
  • juice of one small orange
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Instructions
  1. Place ground linseed and spices in a mixing bowl.
  2. Put dates, pumpkin and sunflower seeds in a food processor and whiz until coarsely ground powder, it may go a bit gooey and granular.
  3. Warm coconut to measure out and place in a small pan over a gentle heat, add honey and orange juice. When hot add buckwheat flour, stir, then remove from heat and add all the other ingredients.
  4. Mix well. Then kneed thoroughly and form into balls about he size of walnuts. Leave to cool.Pinni Laddoo recipe
  5. Store in the fridge for up to one month or in a freezer for up to 3 months.Pinni Laddoo balls
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