Apple Pie Energy Bites


  • 1 cup of pitted dates (roughly 14 dates)
  • 1/2 of a Stemilt apple, chopped into one inch squares (I used SweeTango® apples)
  • 1/3 cup of whole roasted flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup of almonds
  • 1/4 cup of walnuts
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp of applesauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • Special equipment: food processor

Apple Pie Energy Bites

  • Yield
    12 servings
  • Prep time
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With dates, apples, flax seeds, and nuts, these energy bites are chock full of protein, fiber, potassium, and healthy fats like omega-3s. This recipe comes together with ease, and despite using pretty healthy ingredients, the apple bites are full of sweetness and a classic apple pie flavor. The best part? They can be stored in the freezer or fridge to enjoy well after you make them.

This recipe originally appeared on The Stem, an inspiring blog for cooking with fresh fruit, by Stemilt Growers. Read the full post here.


First, I removed the pits from the dates. Slicing a date in half lengthwise makes it easy to pop the pit right out. Next, chop the apple into 1-inch squares, leaving the skin on. Add all ingredients into your food processor and blend the ingredients. (I have a mini food processor and would do this in segments next time. It was just too much for the little gadget to handle. I also think it’s time for a big food processor now!). You want a course texture to roll the mixture into ball-shaped bites. Since my food processor was having a hard time blending, I added a bit of applesauce to help soften the mixture. A few more pulses and I had a fairly wet mixture that still worked well. (My mix was had more chunks than the original which I believe was because of the use of a smaller food processor.)

Roll the mixture into 12 equal size bites. Place each bite on parchment paper and then place in refrigerator or freezer to harden. Enjoy anytime!