oats laddu or oats ladoo recipe

oats laddu or oats ladoo recipeoats laddu is one of the easy Indian sweets recipes that I love to prepare at home often. It can be prepared with sugar or jaggery and not much of ghee is needed and it is optional.
They are non-sticky while you hold on and slightly chewy and taste good. They can be made absolutely fat free or vegan by eliminating the ghee. I had posted an oats burfi recipe last Diwali, so this time thought of sharing this laddu recipe too.
This recipe is a no fail one and needs no string consistency, while the burfi can become powdery or may not set well, if one goes wrong with the string consistency. So do try this healthy Easy Diwali Sweet Recipe.
I have used organic brown sugar cubes this time; you can use white sugar or brown sugar or even jaggery.

oats laddu with step by step pictures

1. Dry roast oats in a heavy bottom pan till you get a nice aroma. Do not discolor them. Set this aside to cool
dry roasting oatmeal in pan for oats laddu
2. Powder this coarsely in a mixer. Set aside.
blending in a blender to powder for oats laddu
3. Add 1 tbsp. water, coconut and sugar, mix and begin to cook.
addition of water coconut sugar to make oats laddu
4. After a while, the coconut will begin to release moisture. Add green cardamom powder.
coconut oatmeal moist mixture for oats laddu
5. Continue to cook till all the water evaporates. You can even see tiny sugar strings in the mix.
sugar strings in cooking oats laddu mixture
6. Add the oats powder, mix well and off the heat. Do not continue to cook else the mix will become dry and may not bind together to make balls.
addition of oatmeal to make oats laddu recipe
7. Add the raisins, nuts and ghee. Mix well.
addition of nuts raisins to make oats laddu
8. Transfer this to a plate and let it cool for around 5 mins, grease your palms and take small portions of this mix and roll to balls
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oats laddu or oats ladoo recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Yield / Serves: 16
Ingredients (240 ml cup used)
  • 1 cup or 200 grams grated jaggery or sugar (can reduce a bit)
  • 1 cup or 100 grams rolled oats
  • 1 cup heaped or 150 grams grated fresh coconut or frozen coconut
  • ¼ tsp. green cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. ghee /coconut oil / vegetable oil or butter +for greasing the palms
  • Ghee roasted Nuts and raisins as needed
  1. Heat a heavy bottom pan and dry roast oats till they smell good. Cool this completely, powder in a dry blender to suit your taste coarsely or finely and keep aside.
  2. To the same pan, add jaggery, water and coconut. Stir and cook till the jaggery or sugar melts off. Add cardamom powder, cook stirring constantly, till you see strings in the mixture.
  3. Time to add the powdered oats. Stir well. Switch off the stove. Stir in the ghee, nuts and raisins.
  4. Let the temperature come down, roll small portions to balls with greased palms.

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  1. bhavya says

    fyi…tried them today with the addition of chopped walnuts and flax seed powder for extra nutrition, turned out awesome! wanted to know if i can put them in the fridge o do i leave them outside? with fresh coconut in them, will they keep ok outside?

    • swasthi says

      Hi Bhavya,
      i store them in the fridge, they might go bad.
      Thanks for your time to share your healthy tips with us. I will try using flax seed powder next time.

    • swasthi says

      Hello Kishor,
      Iam glad you liked them.I think using condensed milk will make the ladoos sticky. Oats are sticky by nature, may be you can try in small quantity, by skipping off sugar.Do share with us how they turned out, if you try. Thanks for your time to comment back here.

    • swasthi says

      Hi Jean,
      Thanks for the Visit. With dried coconut, you might need to use bit more water,use 3 tbsp.water. Since fresh coconut releases more moisture just a tbsp. was sufficient. Hope this helps.

      • Jean says

        Great – thanks! I also tried soaking the dried coconut in some warm water first and that worked fine too. Also added more cardamom – very yummy!