No Bake Apple Cinnamon Energy Bites

Apple cinnamon energy bites are made with dried apples, oatmeal and loaded with cinnamon flavor! Packed with protein and made without added sugar, these energy bites are the perfect energy-boosting snack! Gluten-free and vegan.

You can never go wrong with energy bites as a quick and easy snack. Pumpkin pie energy bites, whole30 energy bites and these apple cinnamon energy bites are all great options!


With apple season in full swing, there’s no time like the present to make some healthy snacks with some apple goodness in them.

These apple cinnamon energy bites taste like a soft and doughy apple cinnamon muffin, minus the need for baking! Simply throw all your ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor and voila- instant energy bites!

Unlike traditional energy bites, these wholesome healthy snacks are completely gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan! 

Healthy No Bake Apple Cinnamon Muffin Bites- The taste and texture of a delicious, hearty apple cinnamon muffin minus the baking and added fats and sugars! Just one bowl and ten minutes is all you’ll need to make these healthy gluten free and vegan apple cinnamon muffin bites with a paleo option too! @thebigmansworld

Apple Cinnamon Energy Bites Ingredients

You only need 5 ingredients to make these apple cinnamon energy bites!

  • Dates- Use Medjool dates for easier blending. If you use standard dates, be sure to soak them for at least 30 minutes in warm water. 
  • Dried apples- 100% unsweetened dried apples are best.
  • Rolled oats- Use certified gluten-free rolled oats to keep them gluten-free.
  • chopped apple pieces- Sliced fresh apple pieces, preferably granny smith or pink lady apples.
  • Cinnamon

That’s it! 

How to make no bake apple cinnamon energy bites

Step 1- In a high-speed blender or food processor, combine all your ingredients, minus the dates, and blend until a crumbly texture remains.

Step 2- Add in your dates and blend again, regularly scraping down the sides to ensure the dates are continually being mixed well. Continue blending until a thick batter remains.

Step 3- Transfer the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Lightly wet your hands and form small balls od dough. Place the balls of dough on a lined plate or sheet. 

Step 4- Place the plate of energy bites into the refrigerator and allow to chill until firm. 

Storing apple cinnamon energy bites

Apple Cinnamon energy balls will keep well at room temperature, in a sealed container or covered completely. They will keep fresh for up to 5 days.

You can also refrigerate the energy balls! Cover them then place them in the fridge, and they will keep fresh for up to 2 weeks. This is perfect to prepare a batch to have on hand, and to snack on whenever hunger calls! 

Can you freeze apple cinnamon energy bites?

Prepare a double or triple batch of energy bites, and store one in the freezer to enjoy at a later time!

To freeze apple cinnamon energy bites, wrap them in parchment paper and place in a ziplock bag or shallow container. The frozen apple cinnamon bites will keep fresh for up to 6 months.

To enjoy from the freezer, thaw completely at room temperature or in the refrigerator overnight. 

Healthy No Bake Apple Cinnamon Muffin Bites- The taste and texture of a delicious, hearty apple cinnamon muffin minus the baking and added fats and sugars! Just one bowl and ten minutes is all you’ll need to make these healthy gluten free and vegan apple cinnamon muffin bites with a paleo option too! @thebigmansworld

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No Bake Apple Cinnamon Energy Bites

Apple cinnamon energy bites are made with dried apples, oatmeal and loaded with cinnamon flavor! Packed with protein and made without added sugar, these energy bites are the perfect energy-boosting snack! Gluten-free and vegan.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no bake snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 24 Balls
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Arman


For the paleo version

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp Saigon cinnamon
  • 1-2 T coconut palm sugar
  • 2 T molasses can sub for any liquid sweetener such as agave, honey or brown rice syrup
  • 1 small apple chopped (keep skin on)
  • 1 T - 1/2 cup+ dairy free milk of choice*


  • In a high-speed blender or food processor, add your medjool dates and blend until thick and pulverized.
  • Add the rest of your ingredients and blend until fully combined. Scrap down the sides to ensure the mixture is fully combined.
  • Transfer to a large bowl. Using your hands, make 24 small balls. Place the balls on a lined plate and refrigerate until firm.


Apple Cinnamon Energy Bites can keep at room temperature, in a sealed container or shallow container. They can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 weeks or frozen for up to 6 months. 


Serving: 1Ball | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg | NET CARBS: 5g
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76 thoughts on “No Bake Apple Cinnamon Energy Bites

  1. You don’t eat apples?? Can we still be friends? Well, I’ll see it this way: more left for me! They are my all time favourite fruit. I love that they’re available all year round…like bananas. But better 😉
    Those bites look absolutely scrumptious btw! You’re so creative!! Next time you’re making a cupcake bite with a mini frosting swirl on top 😀

  2. Ahahahaha, low fat apples… I need to try selling powdered water sometime–“just add water!”

    But anyway, this looks awesome! I’m on a mission (I’m always on this mission) to use up everything in my fridge right now, and I have everything this recipe calls for! 😀 Pinning for later! :]!

  3. Ah, I eat an apple every….always one of my top 3 favorite foods. I can never have enough. Any time I’m at a grocery store I have to buy more apples…….I would die if I ever ran out. I’m always looking for the biggest apples too….none of these tiny bite-sized “1 serving” apples they try to sell….I need them BIG!

  4. I love apple pie, apple strudel and apple muffins but only rarely eat a fresh one. There’s fresh fruit I like more but in baked goods it’s yum. These bites sound awesome. I will try them maybe this week. When I am through the leftovers of my recent clif bar experiments.
    Beautiful photography! Your pictures get more professional with every post!

  5. i’ve made these with dried apple! so good, but more carbs. oops, there goes the carb consumption decrease! haha, poor people, they are missing out. maybe a melatonin bite needs to be made for you next…. just sayin #jetlag

  6. Wait. Apples are paleo AND gluten-free? Well then clearly I need to eat some apples so that I can keep up my paleo-gluten-free eating regimen. Haha! I’d like to think that the guy handing out those samples at the store was saying that as a joke…but I somehow suspect he was being serious. And I somehow suspect that a lot of people were totally hooked by his sales pitch. Ah, but let’s talk about cinnamon + apples. That’s one of my favorite combinations of all time. Like ultimate comfort food! The fact that you turned them into a no-bake treat just deserves all kind of respect. Well done! I hope you brought some of these with you on the plane…just to make the people around you jealous. Haha!

  7. HAHA This happened to me at Costco last week. I don’t remember what was being sampled, but it was similar to this where it was OBVIOUSLY gluten free and vegan, and that’s exactly what they were saying. I was like well no shit!?

    Another lovely ball recipe.

  8. So so tasty! I made the coconut flour version. These will be perfect for snacks this week! And I was cracking up at the apple marketing :)). Too funny!

  9. Wait, what? Apples are gluten free? Since when?! I kid. 🙂

    As someone who eats gluten, likes, gluten, and has no problem with gluten, I still like apples more. These look fantastic Arman. You’ve got to like a recipe that’s easy, healthy, and tasty. Pinned!

  10. We have even better samples than just new products. Most times a chef from the kitchen will be making a recipe with a few products that you can sample. The sales pitch is that then you buy not just one thing, but about 5. It’s very successful (not that I would know…)

  11. Whole Foods was out of my beloved Granny Smith apples I love, so I asked the produce guy which apple was the most tart. we had a little impromptu apple samplin’ party, he grabbed his knife and we tasted three. YUM.

    I prefer the highly glutenous apples.

  12. ARMAN! How the hell are ya- how is New York??? I want to hear all about it…iChat me from your new number!!

    As a huge apple pie lover, I am loving the look of those balls (TWSS?). Apples are paleo & gluten-free??? Say it ain’t so!!! *End sarcasm*

  13. You know you bought those apples because they were gluten free and paleo. 😉

    I love the combination of apple cinnamon, especially in sweet treats, like pie, although apple pie, at least mine, definitely has added fats and sugars. I’ll make it for you sometime. How American Is that?!

  14. So awesome, Arman… this is so simple and looks so scrumptious! I think the paleo version is more for me on this one, but either way it’s going to be tried 🙂

  15. Ha! Now you can tell your mum to make these instead of apple sauce when you don’t eat her apples. They look good tasty and healthy though, so she might start buying more apples. Best come up with more apple recipes.


  16. Is it weird that I don’t like “fresh” apples, but like them IN things, like snacks/pies/cakes/etc? This recipe looks awesome. Also, did I tell you I bought dried bluebs in order to make your bites recipe??

  17. Paleo and gluten free – that’s just hilarious! However, I think that could be the truth if the apples have been stored in the same storage along with wheat and the other stuff, and some “food dust” might have covered them, right? And I’ve seen organic tooth paste – that’s just an essential thing to have :lol. Talking about these cute sweet guys, they are awesome and look so luscious! By the way, you should have dropped a parcel with something delish on your way to US – I was waiting for it! 🙂

  18. Would it be okay to blend the apple rather than chop it? Or would that throw off the consistency? (Was too lazy to read all the comments to see if this had already been asked #sorrynotsorry.)

  19. Holy cow! These look awesome! I can’t wait to make them. I am literally already getting out my ingredients and supplies. I just have one question, if my protein powder is sweetened, may I omit the coconut palm sugar? Or is it a necessity in the recipe?



  20. Mine were delicious but fell apart. I added extra agave and it still didn’t work. I did them with protien so thinking I need more milk b/c they were a bit dry. Also used GF all purpose flour which may be more dry. Excited to try again this weekend!!

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