Servings: 20 bites

Prep time: 15 mins

Total time: 15 mins

Apple pie energy bites

Energy bites make for the perfect sweet, energising snack.

Course:

healthy dessert, snack

vegan, vegetarian, soy free, oil free, refined sugar free, kid friendly, gluten free option, nut free option

5.0

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup dried or fresh pitted dates

  • ¾ cup unsweetened dried apple rings, roughly chopped

  • ⅓ cup walnuts

  • ¼ cup almonds

  • ¼ cup ground chia or flax seeds

  • ¾ cup rolled oats

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • Pinch ground ginger

  • Pinch ground clove

Directions

  1. Place the dates in a small bowl and pour boiling water over them until they are just covered. Use a plate to cover the bowl and let sit for 10 minutes, allowing the dates to soften.

  2. Pour out and discard half of the liquid from the dates. Add the dates and remaining liquid to a food processor. Process until there are no big chunks of dates left.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the processor. Process on low speed until everything is combined well.

  4. Roll the mixture into balls or flatten on baking paper to make muesli squares.

Variations

For something a little more special, serve crumbled over banana nice cream.

To make nut-free, nuts can be swapped with sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

To make strictly gluten-free and coeliac-friendly*, oats can be swapped with puffed rice or quinoa flakes.

Chef's tips

*In Australia we do not class oats as part of a strict gluten-free diet. For those with coeliac disease, read more about oats at coeliac.org.au.

Contributor

Deeni Betar-Young APD

Deeni Betar-Young APD

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