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Nut-free apple pie bliss balls

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  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Contains wholegrains

Packed with sweetness and spice, these nut-free bliss balls are perfect for lunch boxes. They're egg and dairy free, too.

  • Serves16, + cooling, 5 mins soaking and 1 hour chilling time
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time25 minutes
nut free apple pie bliss balls

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (180g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (40g) desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup (45g) chopped dried apple
  • 10 fresh dates, pitted, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (65g) pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 large red apple, cored, coarsely grated
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) melted virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Nutritional information

Per ball: Energy 603kJ/144 Cals (7%), Protein 3g (6%), Fat 8g (11%), Sat Fat 6g (25%), Carb 14g (5%), Sugar 7g (8%), Dietary Fibre 3g (10%), Sodium 6mg (<1%).

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Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.

Method

  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place oats and coconut on a baking tray. Bake, stirring halfway through, for 5-7 mins or until golden. Set aside to cool completely.

  2. Step 2

    Place the dried apple and date in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside for 5 mins to soak. Drain.

  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, transfer 3/4 cup oat mixture to a shallow bowl and stir in the pepitas. Place the remaining oat mixture in a food processor and process until finely chopped.

  4. Step 4

    Add the date mixture, grated apple, maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon and nutmeg to the oat mixture in the food processor. Process until mixture is finely chopped and comes together.

  5. Step 5

    Shape heaped tablespoons of the date mixture into balls. Roll in the reserved oat mixture. Transfer to an airtight container and place in the fridge to chill for 1 hour or until firm.

Recipe tip

COOK. STORE. SAVE.
Use it up: 
For another lunch box idea, use up any leftover oats, dates and dried apple in the delicious Bircher Muesli Slice.

Nut-free apple pie bliss balls

Nut-free apple pie bliss balls
  • Serves16, + cooling, 5 mins soaking and 1 hour chilling time
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time25 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (180g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (40g) desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup (45g) chopped dried apple
  • 10 fresh dates, pitted, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (65g) pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 large red apple, cored, coarsely grated
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) melted virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
    Description

    Packed with sweetness and spice, these nut-free bliss balls are perfect for lunch boxes. They're egg and dairy free, too.

    Method
    1. Step 1

      Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place oats and coconut on a baking tray. Bake, stirring halfway through, for 5-7 mins or until golden. Set aside to cool completely.

    2. Step 2

      Place the dried apple and date in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside for 5 mins to soak. Drain.

    3. Step 3

      Meanwhile, transfer 3/4 cup oat mixture to a shallow bowl and stir in the pepitas. Place the remaining oat mixture in a food processor and process until finely chopped.

    4. Step 4

      Add the date mixture, grated apple, maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon and nutmeg to the oat mixture in the food processor. Process until mixture is finely chopped and comes together.

    5. Step 5

      Shape heaped tablespoons of the date mixture into balls. Roll in the reserved oat mixture. Transfer to an airtight container and place in the fridge to chill for 1 hour or until firm.