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!
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.
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.
More healthy No Bake recipes
No Bake Apple Cinnamon Energy Bites
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 22 medjool dates
- 2 cups dried apples
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 cup whole apple, chopped
For the paleo version
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- pinch sea salt
- 1 teaspoon Saigon cinnamon
- 1-2 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
- 2 tablespoon molasses can sub for any liquid sweetener such as agave, honey or brown rice syrup
- 1 small apple chopped (keep skin on)
- 1 tablespoon - 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.
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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 😀
Oh really? I don’t mind them but would rather have something else…like chocolate or a quest bar lol!
Haha that sounds like a plan!
Pahaha “low fat apples”. Sales tactics can be brilliant sometimes! I wonder how many people fell for it??
lol, actually they didn’t say low fat apples, just paleo and gluten free but that doesn’t surprise me if they eventually did!
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! :]!
oh God that would be hilarious!!
Please do- It’s delicious!
These look great! About how many balls does the recipe make?
Hi Kay! 🙂 It depends on what size you make them, I opt for 12-13 🙂
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!
oohhhhh we have these GIANT apples which are like…let me work it out maybe close to a pound or even more- they are HUGE!
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!
You’re a gem, Juli 🙂
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
hahahaha no carbs for you! I love dried apples- Mum brought some back from Iran and Niki and I polished them off in a day!
SAIGON CINNAMON >>> !!! Someone understands!! 🙂 I love making bites like these! 🙂
YES!!! Best tasting cinnamon ever!
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!
YES! I love how you guys have applesauce here which actually has cinnamon in it- So good. I’m not going to lie- i’m looking forward to the cooler weather so I can have the hot apple cider spiked with cinnamon!
This is unreal! Love it!!
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.
I lol’d at the sales pitch for the apples. Too funny! I’ll have to try your recipe, they look so tasty!
Please do, Betsy! 🙂
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!
Oh wow, I’m so glad you tried them out, Leigh Anne! 🙂
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!
Thanks so much Linda.
No gluten for you.
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…)