Choco Oatmeal Raisin Bites | Sugar-free, Oil-free Dessert and used only 4 ingredients

Being a big time dessert person, I am always looking for new, fancy and delicious dessert recipes. But it goes without saying that consuming a lot of sugar is not the best thing in the world and so inevitably I also always keep looking for sugar replacers or sweeteners. Now, if you’ve been following my blog for a while now you must have noticed that I generally use ingredients like dates, figs, bananas, and honey as sweeteners. I have never yet used sweet dry fruits raisins or kishmish mainly owing to its dominating fruity taste. I am happy to say that in this particular recipe, raisins go so well with oats and cocoa powder. I love how the all the 4 ingredients blend and complement each other so well.

Choco Oatmeal Raisin Bites are small balls having fudge-like consistency, a sweet fruity and chocolaty flavor and a perfect texture.
Choco Oatmeal Raisin Bites is a perfect dessert for weight watchers, health conscious people as it is sugar-free, oil-free and of course guilt-free:). It is sweetened by natural dried fruit and has nutritional benefits of oats, unsweetened cocoa powder, and cinnamon.

Serves 10 small bites

Cooking time 15 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1⁄2 cup of raisins or kishmish
  • 1⁄3 cup quaker rolled oats, dry roasted
  • 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a pan dry roast (without oil) the oats on low to medium heat until is it brown and crisp. Let it cool down and keep aside.
  2. In a blender, add roasted oats, raisins, unsweetened cocoa powder and cinnamon powder and grind. Leave 1-2 tbsp of oats for coating on top of the bites.
  3. You might have to grind for 6-7 seconds periodically about 10 times to reach a thick paste like consistency provided you are not using a very high performance blender.
  4. Once everything is perfectly blended, make small bite size balls of the thick dough by rolling between your palms.
  5. On a flat place or tray, spread the extra roasted oats and roll the balls on the oats so that is it coated evenly on the balls.

RECIPE NOTES 

  1. If you are someone who doesn’t like dominating fruity taste, go ahead and add a tbsp of honey in the mixture. Also, add more cacao powder. This will make the bites sweeter and more chocolaty.
  2. These bites are soft and have a fudge like consistency at room temperature. Feel free to refrigerate them but keep it mind that refrigeration will make them very firm.

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