Hey There. A very quick post today. Its a very busy weekend and am literally running out of time not to forget unexpected problems popping up. Today’s recipe of Bread Milk Nuts balls are from my teenage days when mom tried this recipe and it became a hit. So during exam preparation time to satisfies between meals hunger mom used to prepare some snacks and store it. She knew if I am hungry I will enter the kitchen to prepare something thus loosing some precious study time. Hence she used to prepare murukku, sweet mixture, achappams, banana chips, etc. This came as a result of trial and error recipe. I have added my health twist to it and loved it. It is perfect for kids snacks and finishes your leftover bread. Do try and let me know how it turned out for you. I would love to hear from you. I will feature your pics in my facebook and instagram stories if you share your wonderful dishes tried from my blog.
BREAD MILK NUTS BALLS
As the title suggests, Bread Milk Nuts balls, have the goodness of milk and nuts. I have used almonds since it is the least consumed nut in my house. Finish your leftover bread with this fried snack that goes very well as tiffin box snack idea.
Powder the bread slices in a blender
Add the almonds, cardamom, sugar and blend again
Keep the oil for frying in low heat
Take the blended mix in a plate and add 1 spoon of milk at a time and mix.
Mix and try to make balls of it. Add only as much milk for it to stay together.
Once the balls are ready deep fry them till brown from outside.
- I used white milk bread which is already sweet. If using wheat or brown bread increase the sugar as per your taste.
2. You can also try frying them in appe pan hence not deep frying.
3. Add some raisins if you feel like.
Hello. You know I feel that current times, we are so overwhelmed with information that it sometimes plays to a disadvantage. Like for instance the super foods or energy bites (like today’s recipe Chocolate Almond Date Balls) or even green smoothies. Agreed, that these recipes were developed to fit into our ever changing and fast lifestyle. But somehow trying to catch up with the every changing trends is taking a toll on our health too. Having said that I also read an article in Vogue that Millennial are more health driven and conscious of what goes in their body.
I am not an expert or a nutritionist. I am just a plain mother who tries to give my child what my mother taught me and also learn from the current food/ nutritional needs. I am personally not a fan of almonds or dates. I am more driven towards walnut. But kids, they like only cashews. They will not entertain nuts in any form. The advertisement that is shown on TV of giving your child soaked, peeled almonds in the morning, well, it does not work. At least not with my kid.
Of course when i saw this trend of energy balls I knew that this is it. Although I already have a protein bar recipe with sprinkles in this blog (check here). Even for this recipe there is only 70 percent chances of my little one enjoying it as healthy snack since it is too sweet (Thanks to dates and honey). So kids who are more inclined towards spicy snacks mothers you need to dig in more.
Chocolate Almond Date Balls
Chocolate Almond Date Balls are these cute balls of overloaded but natural sweetness. These were created for my little one's school party. It is made with not so favorite nuts - almonds. Since it has chocolate flavor chances are that sweet loving kids would love these balls. Plus it is good for elders too. Makes for an healthy and easy grab it snack. Make it over the weekend (spare only 30 minutes) and store it for good 4-5 days (that is if it stays that long).
Take almonds in blender and blend it coarsely. Careful not to blend too much or it will become butter.
Now add in pitted dates, honey and chocolate spread.
Now grease your hand with little oil and make small balls. Don't make it too big as it is heavy on stomach.
Done. Your Chocolate Almond Date Balls is ready. Pack it up or store it in fridge.
- Instead of chocolate spread (which is already sweetened) use cocoa powder. I didn't have it in hand hence used spread.
- Don't use strong flavored oil for greasing your hand like coconut or even ghee. Sunflower will be good.
- Roll the balls in your choice of flavors. Few examples - Dry coconut, sprinklers or even nuts.