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Vegan Pineapple Laddus | 5 Ingredients

Vegan Pineapple Laddus are bite-sized sweet balls of aromatic and delicious goodness. It’s an Indian sweet that requires only 5 ingredients.

Vegan Pineaaple laddus on a copper coloured plate with yellow and red candles abd flowers

These Pineapple Laddus are a unique take on a type of traditional Indian sweet called laddus. They taste fruity, nutty with a subtle sweetness. The texture is fudgy and slightly gummy which is what sweets should feel like, right? The best part is that it requires only 5 simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes to come together.

Vegan Pineaaple laddus on a copper containerplate with yellow and red candles and flowers

The main ingredient is of course pineapple. You can use fresh, unsweetened canned, or frozen pineapple. Ideally, these should be refrigerated in an airtight container so that they can last you for several days. To make it even healthier, you can switch refined sugar and add either coconut sugar, whole cane sugar, or jaggery powder.

Why should you make Vegan Pineapple Laddus?

  • Completely dairy-free Indian sweet/mithai
  • Requires only 5 ingredients
  • Made in under 30 minutes
  • Fruity and coconut sweet flavour

Tips and Tricks

  • Pineapples – you can use fresh pineapples for these laddus. You need to chop them very finely or blend them into a chunky paste. Also, canned or frozen pineapples can be used. Just drain the canned pineapples and thaw the frozen ones before using them.
  • Sugar – You can use whole cane sugar, palm sugar, coconut sugar, or jaggery powder. Refined sugar works very too.
Vegan Pineaaple laddus on a copper coloured plate with yellow and red candles abd flowers

FAQs

What is the meaning of laddus?

Laddu is a type of Indian sweet/mithai which is always round in shape. They are made out of different ingredients like different flours, nuts fruits, sugar and flavoured with cardamom and saffron.

Is laddu good for health?

Depends on the ingredients you use. Laddus can be energy power packet bites of eaten in moderation and are not made by loading it with refined-sugar.

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Vegan Pineaaple laddus on a copper coloured plate with yellow and red candles abd flowers

Vegan Pineapple Laddus

  • Author: Shradha
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 laddus (depends on size) 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Vegan Pineapple Laddus are bite-sized sweet balls of aromatic and delicious goodness. It’s an Indian sweet that requires only 5 ingredients.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup sugar or jaggery powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cashew nuts

Instructions

  1. Chop pineapple into very fine slices. You can also blend to make a chunky paste but make sure the paste is not smooth.
  2. Once chopped, add it to a pan on medium-low heat and start to cook it down for a good 15-20 minutes. Then add sugar and make sure you keep stirring for another 10 minutes to avoid sticking on the bottom of the pan. Let all moisture from the pineapples to evaporate.
  3. Then, add desiccated coconut and cardamom powder to the pan and start mixing. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add finely chopped cashew nuts and cook the mixture on low heat for 5 minutes. Once done, take it off the heat and let it cool.
  5. Using your palms, make rounds balls or laddus in the size of your liking.

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