I must have been bitten by a 'sugarless' bug. These days, I am tempted to try out new recipes the sugarless way! This Bread-Dates Laddu happens to be one of the many (?). I had these bread slices which were unused for quite some time and since they are a  little hard, no one at home even thinks of making use of those slices for breakfast in some way or the other(I can't have bread for breakfast ever!! Home made breads are a totally different issue!). And a fresh bread loaf arrives home. I have been helplessly watching those leftover slices and suddenly I remembered Amma telling me about some recipe for bread laddu. Since it was middle of the night for them in India, I decided to try it out my way and get the recipe from amma later. So the experiment ..

Ingredients - 

Bread 5-6 Slices (I used the honey-wheat bread)
Fresh Dates 15 nos
Cinnamon Powder 1/4 tsp (Optional)
Cardamom Powder 1/4 tsp
Mixed nuts Powder (Almonds, Cashews and Walnuts 5-6 each)
Milk 1/2 cup
Ghee / Clarified Butter 1-2 tsp
Coconut Powder for garnish

Method Of Preparation - 

Toast the bread slices (to a light brown color) and cool them. I am thinking whether this step is necessary at all.  

Grind the toasted bread slices into a coarse powder. (Don't add water/milk now.)

Grind the fresh dates with milk adding it gradually. Make a fine paste.

In a mixing bowl, add the bread powder, cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, mixed nut powder and mix well.

Add the dates-milk paste and mix well.

Add the Ghee and mix well to form a stiff dough. (I wanted to make these without ghee but the dough was unmanageable so added it in the last minute) Make equal portions of the dough and roll them into laddus and garnish with coconut powder. 

I had tough time taking the pictures. My kids were trying to grab these laddus as soon as they saw me getting ready to take a picture!

Verdict -  a super-duper hit with my family! 

These Laddus go to 'Any one can cook' hosted by Umm Mymoonah and 'Celebrate Sweets - Sugarless' at Sara's Corner initiated by Nivedita.

Preparation Time 15 min
Makes 12 Laddus
Posted by Harini on Monday, December 27, 2010


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. wow, they look superb.

  3. first time here ladoos look fabulous

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Wow unique and creative ladoos..

  6. Very innovative ladoos..

  7. Sugarless laddoos... must try once..

  8. aipi Says:
  9. drool drool!can i have one :)

    US Masala

  10. Raji Says:
  11. Wow!!! looks very delicious and innovative..

  12. Ambreen Says:
  13. That sounds like a lovely recipe!

  14. Umm Mymoonah Says:
  15. Believe it or not, I tried the same without bread. Your version looks delicious too. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  16. ooh... so tempting.. loving it

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