These easy no-bake Apple Pie Energy Bites are made with simple ingredients like dates, oats, chia seeds, dried apples, cinnamon and maple syrup. They are the perfect healthy snack, breakfast, or dessert for Fall!

Apple pie energy bites on a plate

I have been loving these apple pie energy balls lately.

They are packed with fiber thanks to the chia seeds, oats, and dates. They are sweetened with dates and maple syrup. And they have a lovely cinnamon apple flavor.

They are a wonderful energy pick-me-up!

apple pie energy balls

I must admit, I don’t have many energy balls on my site. I do have a recipe for blueberry energy balls with dates and oats. But besides that, my energy bite recipes are lacking.

However I do love having energy bites in my fridge for when I need a quick snack or have a sugar craving.

I especially love these apple pie energy bites because the combination of oats, apple, maple and cinnamon, give them an apple-pie quality to them, which is delicious!

Ingredients needed:

  • rolled oats– these make up the base of the recipe and add a good amount of fiber.
  • chia seeds– these are full of Omega-3s, antioxidants and fiber.
  • medjool dates– these bind everything together and add a nice sweetness to the recipe.
  • water– this also helps bind everything together.
  • maple syrup– adds delicious flavor to the cinnamon and apples.
  • vanilla extract– the kind with or without alcohol works.
  • almond butter– make sure to use a creamy almond butter here so that everything mixes well.
  • ground cinnamon– Ceylon cinnamon has great flavor.
  • ground nutmeg– you can grind your own or buy it pre-ground
  • soft dried apple slices– you can buy these in rings or slices; just make sure they are soft!
cinnamon apple energy bites in hand

Customize your cinnamon apple energy bites:

  • for the nut butter: you can use cashew butter or peanut butter ( or any nut butter of your choice). But keep in mind peanut butter has a strong taste.
  • for the maple syrup: you can use honey here as well.
  • for the spices: you can add any Fall spice of your choice, like ground ginger, ground cloves, pumpkin pie spice.

How to make them:

  1. Mix together the rolled oats and chia seeds together.
  2. Mix the dates and water together in the food processor. Add in the maple syrup, vanilla, almond butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and dried apple and mix.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  4. Form the dough into balls and refrigerate.
bite taken out of apple pie energy bites

Tips and tricks:

  • Mix the almond butter together before using. It’s important that all of the nut butter is mixed well and is creamy prior to making the recipe. This ensures that the oil on top of the nut butter doesn’t make your energy balls too oily.
  • Don’t use apple chips! I made this mistake once. You wont be able to taste the apple flavor. The dried apples you need here are supposed to be soft.
  • Wet your hands to mix the energy bite dough together. I’ve tried mixing the dough with a spoon and it doesn’t really all mix as well as it could. Using your hands is best. Wetting them or adding a little oil makes sure the batter doesn’t stick to you.

How to store and freeze:

  • To store: these apple pie energy bites last 5-7 days in the fridge.
  • To freeze: add these energy bites to a freezer safe container or bag and store them for up to 1 month.
apple pie energy balls on plate with cinnamon

FAQs:

Are date energy balls healthy?

Yes! They are full of fiber and nutrients and are made with clean real food ingredients.

What are energy bites made of?

Most energy bites are made with a nut butter, rolled oats, dried fruit, and other seeds or mix-ins.

When should you eat energy bites?

Before or after a work out. If you need an afternoon pick me up. Or as a quick healthy dessert.

Do energy bites have to be refrigerated?

Yes, the colds sticks the ingredients together and then they need to be stored in the fridge to stay fresh.

More no-bake snacks you may enjoy:

These Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Stuffed Dates are delicious seasonal pumpkin stuffed dates covered in chocolate. A yummy treat!

I love this Savory Pumpkin Spice Hummus because you throw everything into the blender and quickly have a delicious dip ready to be eaten.

These easy no-bake Apple Pie Energy Bites are made with simple ingredients like dates, oats, chia seeds, dried apples, cinnamon and maple syrup. They are the perfect healthy snack, breakfast, or dessert for Fall!
Apple pie energy bites on a plate

Apple Pie Energy Bites

Dominique
These easy no-bake Apple Pie Energy Bites are made with simple ingredients like dates, oats, chia seeds, dried apples, cinnamon and maple syrup. They are the perfect healthy snack, breakfast, or dessert for Fall!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 14 bites
Calories 168 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 food processor

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, stir together the rolled oats and chia seeds. Set aside.
  • Add dates and water to a food processor and mix a few times until a paste starts to form. Then, add the maple syrup, vanilla, almond butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and dried apples to the food processor. Mix again until the mixture turns into a dough-like texture and ingredients are well combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix. It can be easier to use your hands to really get everything mixed well together. If you use your hands, then either coat your hands in a bit of olive oil or water first, so the dough doesn't stick.
  • Once all the ingredients are mixed well, form into 1 inch balls. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Energy bites will last for 5-7 days in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ballCalories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 23.8gProtein: 3gFat: 7.8gFiber: 3gSugar: 8.6g
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