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Apple Pie Energy Bites

Photo: Katherine Flynn
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield

Serves 6 (serving size: two energy bites) 

Packed with fresh apples, dried cranberries, nuts, and warm spices, these bite-sized snacks are full of protein and boost your energy to get you through the day. Energy bites are so easy to make at home because there is no cooking involved and you can add any ingredients you like. Skip the hassle and calories of an apple pie and keep these as a quick snack in your fridge for up to four days. If you want to take these bites on the go, use dried apples instead of fresh but to make up for the lost moisture you may need to add more nut butter and/or honey. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened, dried cranberries
  • 1 cup grated granny smith apple tossed with 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 317
  • fat 15 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 8.2 g
  • polyfat 4.2 g
  • protein 9 g
  • carbohydrate 38.9 g
  • fiber 7.6 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • iron 2.2 mg
  • sodium 243.2 mg
  • calcium 84.9 mg

How to Make It

  1. Stir together oats, cinnamon, flaxseed, salt, hazelnuts, walnuts, and allspice. 

  2. Stir almond butter, honey , and vanilla extract together. Mix with oat mixture until fully combined. 

  3. Stir apples and dried cranberries with oat and nut butter mixture until fully combined. 

  4. Using your hands or a tablespoon, form balls with the oat and apple mixture. Store the energy bites in your fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.