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Apple Pie Energy Bites

Apple Pie Energy Bites

These yummy Apple Pie Energy Bites are a delicious and healthy treat that is gluten free and clean eating (and can be vegan). They make a perfect pre/post workout snack.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Pie Energy Bites
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 25 energy bites
Calories 54 kcal
Author Regina | Leelalicious

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Medjool dates pitted and soaked
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey preferably raw, use maple syrup to make vegan
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats use certified gluten free oats, if required
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds *
  • 1.5 teaspoons apple pie spice or cinnamon
  • coconut flour or ground flax seed for thickening if needed
  • desiccated coconut for rolling

Instructions

  1. Soak the pitted dates in warm water for 10 minutes. Then remove from water and process them into a paste using a food processor/chopper. (If needed, add applesauce at this point already.)

  2. Add the date paste into a large bowl together with the applesauce, honey, vanilla and salt. Stir until combined.
  3. Now add the dry ingredients (oats, chia seed, spice mix) and fold into the wet mixture. Once thoroughly combined, chill the mixture for about 30 minutes in the fridge (or freezer).

  4. If after chilling, the mixture still seems too wet to handle, stir in coconut flour or ground flax seed (1 teaspoon at a time) to thicken. You don't want it too dry though.
  5. With your hands roll the mixture into 1 tablespoon sized balls. Or use a small cookie scoop to make rolling easier.

  6. Optionally, roll the snack balls into desiccated coconut or spice mix for a pretty coating.

  7. Chill again and store refrigerated in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Optionally, you can also add a scoop of vanilla flavored protein powder to turn these into protein energy bites.

* You can switch up the add-ins with other seeds, finely chopped nuts like walnuts, or small pieces of dried apples or fresh apples

Nutrition Facts
Apple Pie Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 energy bite)
Calories 54 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 4IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.