Festival Recipes, Ladoo

Sugarfree Vegan Oats Nuts Ladoo | Diwali Sweets | Diabetic Recipes

Diabetics are often prohibited from eating sweets. This is tough, especially for those who have a sweet tooth and want to nibble through something mildly sweet. I was always looking to replace the aspartame (artificial sugars) used in “commercially sold sugar free sweets”. 

Today’s sugar free ladoo fits the bill – proteinicious and filling, yet not adding too many calories and not upsetting the sugar balance. A 1/2-cup serving of old-fashioned oatmeal has 5 grams of protein. 

Like yesterday’s Zero cook Nuts Barfi, this is another snack / sweet nibble made with nuts and perfect for an after -workout bite or school snack. 

3 ingredient snack – It’s proteincious, it’s sugar free . it’s vegan ! can’t get better, don’t you think 🙂


Read on and find out how it can be made sugar free (Hint-Plant based sweetener)

Prep + Cook time : 10 mins, Making time : 15 mins, makes : 6 ladoos.

Protein source : Nuts and Oats

You need:

Mixed nuts (almonds + pistachios + walnuts) – 1 cup (250 ml)

Pitted Dates (I used mejdool dates) – 2/3 cup paste

Oats – 1/2 cup

Wholewheat flour – 4 TBSP


Dry roast the nuts one by one on a low flame for 30 -45 seconds till warm. Cool and powder while still slightly warm

Grind dates into a paste without adding any water. Use a little more dates to grind in slightly bulk quantity and leave the extra paste in the refrigerator.

Dry roast Oats till slightly warm, Cool and powder. similarly dry roast the atta (wholewheat flour)

Add the Oats powder and the nut-meal. Mix well, add the date paste and quickly make into ladoos. 


1. For younger kids or for a non-vegan version you may add ghee for binding. 

2. Dates may be replaced with any other sweetener including powdered sugar (if using ghee)

3. If you want a GF version of these ladoos, use GF Oats / Oatmeal. 

Take a look at what was blogged in the past 23 days under Proteinicious dishes:

Week 1: Condiments

Day 1 Beetroot Hummus
Day 2 Vegan Almond Basil Pesto
Week 2: Snacks 
Day 3 Ram Ladoo (Gulgule)
Day 4 Cream
of Peas Soup
Day 5 Morappam
Day 6 Baked
Peas Kachori
Day 7 Khatta
Day 8 Paneer
Tikka Manchurian
Week 3:  Party appetisers 
Day 9 Cheddar
and Burnt Garlic Cauliflower soup
Day 10 Red
Rice Idly
Day 11 Kanjeevaram
Day 12 Whole
Moong Chaat
Day 13 Vegetarian Shammi
Day 14 Baked
Onion Pakora
Week 4: Mains and Sides
Day 15 Methi
Day 16 Panchkuti
Khichdi (Combo Meal with Dahi Aloo)
Day 17 Vendakkai
thayir Pachadi
Day 18 Kabuli
Channa Pulao
Day 19 Makhmali
Day 20 Paneer
Cabbage Paratha
Week 5: Sweet Nibbles
Day 21 Eggless
Morning Glory Muffins
Day 22 No
cook Dry fruit barfi
Day 23 Dry
Fruit Kulfi


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  1. vaishali sabnani

    The ladoos look awesome , with a little roasted wheat flour they will give us the taste of atta ladoo , and it would taste fantastic . Will try adding wheat flour to my nut ladoos next time .

  2. That's a quick laddo. While dates is not actually a recommended diabetic fruit, taking it along with the rest of the ingredients, makes it friendly. Good one.

  3. Wow, not adding any sugar is awesome. Love these ladoo series of yours. Great

  4. Sharmila kingsly

    Another healthy sweet from you. This looks sinful !!

  5. Awesome. I have some roasted and sweetened atta that I was trying to make in ladoos. Will add dates to it. Thanks a million for the idea Kalyani now I do not have to eat the atta with a spoon.

  6. Priya Suresh

    Wow, this sugar free and vegan laddoos tempts me a lot, cant wait to make some soon.

  7. cookingwithsapana

    Dates are such a versatile sugarfree option. The ladoos tuned out amazing Kalyani.

  8. Mayuri Patel

    Interesting take on the date, oats and nuts ladoo by adding roasted atta. Looks yummy. I know if I make it for my hubby whose diabetic, he'll eat the normal mithai and I'll have to finish the diabetic friendly mithai 🙂

  9. Love the atta laddoo.. we made in large quantity… addition of oats make ladoo more healthy.

  10. Loved this recipe. Sounds damn easy. A must try..

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