May 1, 2012

Healthy Oats and Nuts Balls – Kids Friendly Snack

Oats is a healthy stuff which you should include in your daily diet. But the hard part is how do you do that, it is so boring to have the regular porridge and shakes again and again. So lets try something like a
candy which you can put in your kids tiffin box or make a large batch of it and store in a glass jar and place it where your kids will look often. I am sure that they will empty it in no time.

Now talking about this balls..They are D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S but so healthy for you. I am sure that your kids will go crazy about these balls and will bug you always to make this for them..I hope you will love it for sure and tell me how it turned out..


Oats – 100 gms
Jaggery / Sarkarai / Vellam – 150 gms grated
Cashews - ½  cup Toasted and chopped
Raisans / Kishmish – ½ cup
Ghee – 1 tblspn or to spread on hands while rolling
Sprinkles as needed (optional)
Water – 50 ml


Take oats in a dry pan and toast it for few minutes till you get nice aroma of it. Remove on to a plate and allow to cool down.

Heat jaggery and water in a kadai and heat it up. Let the jaggery melt down and begins to bubble up.

 Let it bubble untill it gets thick and the right consistency.( to check that drop few drops of jaggery in a plate that is filled with cold water, the jaggery should not melt in the water, if you press that with your fingers it should cometogether and form balls out of it).

Now add in oats, cashews, and raisans. Mix well.

Take it off the heat and add some sprinkles in it to make it more colourful.Mix well.

Now while it is still warm. Apply some ghee in your fingers and form small balls out of it.

Arrange it in a platter and serve or allow it to cool completely and put in a air tight container.


1)You can use sugar instead of jaggery . But jaggery makes it so healthy and tasty than sugar.
2)You can add any flavoring in this like cocoa, vanilla, coconut.
3) You can add any nuts like you wish.
4)If your mixture gets cool and started to stuck in the bottom, just put it back on a low heat . The jaggery will melt again. Now form balls out of it.

Take all your ingrediants
Dry roast oats in a pan
Transfer to a plate and allow it to cool down
Take jaggery and water in a pan
and heat it up
Bring it to a boil
and cook till they get thick and glossy
drop a small amount in a bowl of cold water and it should n't dissolve in that water
add in the oats cashews and raisans
mix well
take it off the heat and add in some sprinkles
and mix well
form balls by wetting your hands with some oil
and enjoy
Store in a air tight container


  1. De très bonnes idées...
    Gros bisous, je vous souhaite beaucoup de bonheur et de santé en ce jour de 1 mai.

  2. sounds interesting arthi...
    Healthy and delicious balls :)

  3. looks incredible and super tempting..

  4. Healthy and tasty. Look great.

  5. Prefect for grown up kids like me, lovely balls..

  6. Great post and I love the healthy snacks!

  7. These balls are reallyy healthyyy..Loved the header very unique :)

  8. mice and healthy treat for kids!

  9. Love the addition of those colorful sprinkles, that will be appealing for kids for sure....Aarati!

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  10. What a great idea; I'll be sure to add these to my repertoire :)

  11. nice recipe. made twice. even tried sponge dosa and turned out well. thanks.

  12. Wow , very good receipe ,tks

  13. Great idea. I love to give my kids a lunch they look forward to. They work and play hard all day long, so I enjoy giving them a variety of interesting food that they find not only delicious, but also nourishing.


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