Ok..I know you’re reading this because you’re curious about the title? Does it mean “Laddu Of Dates”? Well, thats close….the key ingredient and my inspiration for this recipe is actually the extremely popular shape in your breakfast- yes, I’m talking about the mighty “O” shaped cereal. Launched by General Mills as Cheeri Oats and then re-christened Cheerios (more here), this cereal has inspired many others- Fruit Loops, TJ’s Joe’s O’s etc. I’d bought a box of TJ’s Joe’s O’s, thinking it was similar to the Honey Nut Cheerios. But that was not to be- Joe’s O’s are not sweet and we like that about cereal, don’t we? Cereal should be sweet!! As a result, this box sat there looking forlorn and untouched. I felt sad for it and thought this healthy ingredient can be used in so many ways- I thought of using it as breading for cutlets, first. Then, I saw Mythreyee’s Sweet Series- Chiki and Laddu. The light bulb went on and I said to myself…hmmmm..how can l make the O’s into a laddu??
What you need
- 1 1/2 Cups of Joe’s O’s
- 1 Cup mejdool dates (about 20-25 dates)
- 2 T Agave Nectar
- 1 + 1/2 Cup of Coconut flakes
- 1/2 Cup of sliced Almonds, toasted