Healthy Almond Halwa

In the spirit of Ramadan, my cousin and I created a recipe that is dear to our hearts. Halwa is a sweet treat that originated in the Middle East. It’s very easy to make and very popular during this time, but it can be enjoyed at any time of the year!

We added a bit of LIVA to sweeten up the pudding, and a few spices that are also good for you. Feel free to switch it up and use what you have on hand!

Ingredients:

 1 cup almond flour

 1/2 cup unsalted butter ( can be substituted with avocado oil or ghee)

7 tbsp date sugar

 1/4 tsp green cardamom powder 

1/4 tsp saffron

 1 cup warm whole milk ( you can substitute to almond milk or 2%)

Garnish:

 1/4 cup sliced almonds 

1 tsp date sugar

 

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 325. 

2. In a non-stick pan melt butter on medium to low heat.

3. Add almond flour, saffron, cardamom powder. Keep stirring until you see a slight colour change.

4. Add date sugar and then stir again so it mixes well.

5. Add the milk to the pan and increase the heat to medium. Stir until the butter starts separating from the sides.

6. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and cover with foil and put it in the oven for 25-30 mins.

7. Take the dish out let it rest for 5 mins. Take the same pan and roast the sliced almonds with date sugar.

8. Dish out the halwa and garnish with roasted almonds.

Enjoy!

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