Naturally sweet without added sugars, enriched with the warm autumn spices and full of healthy nutrients these apple pie energy bites are a true healthy snack. CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later!

Apple Pie Energy Bites

Beautiful, soft textured Apple Pie Energy Bites with a sweet caramel taste, made without added sugars and enriched with fragrant spices – cinnamon and allspice. These bites are real healthy snack packed with nutrients – fibers and proteins. Make them a bunch, and enjoy them guilt-free. 

If someone asks you right now, whether you’d like a slice of delicious, fragrant, still warm apple pie (topped with ice cream ), how many of you would say NO?! I’m one of those people who drools over pastry shop window for pies and pushing to the front row when it comes to grabbing a slice. So I would probably be the loudest one, screaming GIMME!  I LOVE pies! I make EXCELLENT pies (…just ask my hubby about my chocolate pie….) BUT, I’m totally lazy when it comes to making ones. YES, I’m the biggest slacker. Well, recently  I found the way to satisfy my desire for apple pie with this easy to make, delicious, perfectly textured, sweet and aromatic energy bites. These energy bites are like a raw and super healthy version of actual apple pie. It only calls for a few ingredients, a food processor, and 10 minutes of your time. OMG so perfect! 

Naturally sweet without added sugars, enriched with the warm autumn spices and full of healthy nutrients these apple pie energy bites are a true healthy snack. CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later!

For making these apple pie energy bites, I used highly nutritional ingredients – oats and almonds. Almonds are rich in healthy fats, antioxidants – vitamin E and vitamin B2, and minerals – manganese, magnesium, copper, phosphorus. Also, almonds are extremely important for our digestion system because they contain a lot of fibers, and serve as food for good bacteria – probiotics – in our gut. To make energy bites, even more nutrients, I also added chia seeds that enriched the bites with more fibers and high-quality plant-based proteins.

Naturally sweet without added sugars, enriched with the warm autumn spices and full of healthy nutrients these apple pie energy bites are a true healthy snack. CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later!

Naturally sweet without added sugars, enriched with the warm autumn spices and full of healthy nutrients these apple pie energy bites are a true healthy snack. CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later!

To make my little apple pie bites sweet, I used natural sweetener – dried Medjool dates which I previously soaked in the warm water. Soaked dates gave the bites sweetness but also a beautiful soft texture and caramel flavor. I additionally flavored the mixture with warm autumn spices – cinnamon and allspice. Allspice nicely deepened the nutty flavor of almonds.

Of course, these apple pie energy bites are not called apple pie energy bites for no reason.  There’s also apples in the mixture. What?  REALLY? No way, no one could expect that!  Well I used dried apples aka. apple chips.  You can make apple chips yourself at home or purchase a bag in the store. I’m a total advocate of homemade stuff, you know that. BUT given that in stores can be found a good quality apple chips, I used store-bought apple chips this time.

Naturally sweet without added sugars, enriched with the warm autumn spices and full of healthy nutrients these apple pie energy bites are a true healthy snack. CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later!

Let me tell you why I love this sweet apple bites… 

Apple Pie Energy Bites are …

  • made with only 7 ingredients and done in 10 minutes,
  • full of high-quality dietary fibers that promote good digestion, weight loss and healthy digestive system,
  • rich in plant-based proteins,
  • full of healthy fats that contribute to our energy levels,
  • excellent post-workout snack,
  • contains no refined added sugars,
  • enriched with healing spice – cinnamon,
  • good for heart health and our cardiovascular system,
  • vegan and gluten free,
  • low in calories and very nutritious.

These apple pie energy bites are the perfect post-workout snack. In fact, perfect for healthy snacking in general. OR why don’t you offer these bites to your kids instead of candies!  These bites taste just like mini apple pies, and I admit, I became, even more, lazy in baking pies since I started making them. While I wait for someone to invite me for a slice of real pie, I’ll continue to enjoy in these delicious and healthy apple pie energy bites. I hope you’ll fall in love with them as much as I did. 

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Apple Pie Energy Bites
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Naturally sweet without added sugars, enriched with the warm autumn spices and full of healthy nutrients these apple pie energy bites are a true healthy snack.
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup (about 50g) of dried apples - apple chips
  2. 12 dried Medjool dates
  3. ½ cup old fashioned oats
  4. ½ cup almonds
  5. 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  6. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  7. ⅓ teaspoon allspice
Instructions
  1. Remove the pits from dates and soak them in hot water for several minutes. When the dates are softened, drain them and place in food processor. Save the water.
  2. Add the other ingredients - oats, almonds, chia seeds, spices and apple chips to a food processor and blend until mixture turns into paste or dough-like consistency. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water in which you have soaked the dates if the mixture is too dry.
  3. With the small spoon scoop the mixture and roll into balls. Place the balls on the baking sheet.
  4. Store apple pie energy bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving.
Notes
  1. You may add a tablespoon of honey or syrup in the mixture, to taste and if needed.
  2. Keep the energy bites frozen up to 3 months in the freezer.
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22 Comments

  1. These look like the perfect healthy treats for autumn! I bet they taste amazing! 🙂

  2. These bites look amazing Natalie! Pinning to try them!

  3. Apples are one of my favorites and I love the fact that these energy bites have no added sugars. Can’t wait to try these. Pinning for sure..Thanks Natalie for the great recipe 🙂

  4. I love the twist of apple pie flavour. The dates would add to that lovely caramel flavour and that pop of spice. Will be giving these a go for healthy office pick me ups.

  5. Lovely idea to use apple chips! I’m totally into apple + cinnamon right now, so these energy bites seem right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I have a recipe for these coming up too 🙂 They are such a delicious little snack and they keep me going until the next meal.

  7. I love apple anything and these sound amazing! We are always looking for new snacks and my kids love bite size anything. Definitely saving to try ASAP!

  8. These apple pie bites looks delicious! I love grab and go snacks like this! Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Relly great and exclusive!

  10. Apple pie is definitely my jam, so apple pie in ENERGY bite form?! Umm GIMME like 5 dozen please!! These look fabulous, Natalie!! Can’t wait to try! Cheers!

  11. First those turmeric little fellows and now this. M – m – m! These are looking good, Natalie, looking so delicious with every bite! Must try! Thank you 🙂

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