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.
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.)
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).
With your hands roll the mixture into 1 tablespoon sized balls. Or use a small cookie scoop to make rolling easier.
Optionally, roll the snack balls into desiccated coconut or spice mix for a pretty coating.
Chill again and store refrigerated in an airtight container.
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