Today, I was on a mission to make something delicious using apples (and not a pie) so I bought some dehydrated apple slices to see what I could come up with. At first I was thinking about making an apple flavored bar but then landed on creating scrumptious little energy bites. As for flavor, I was going for what I believe apple pies should taste like. Deliciously sweet—but not too sweet—lots of cinnamon and with a light crunchy texture. These little bites of joy completely exceeded all of my expectations. I literally screamed when I first tried them and yelled, “Yes! This is what apple pie should taste like!” My boyfriend thinks I’m nuts.
I brought a few bites to work to get some feedback from some of my friends. I didn’t tell them what flavor these energy bites were and when my friend Sarah told me it tastes like sweet apple pie I think I cried a little. I can now die a very happy girl. My heart danced a little more when I got to tell her that they were healthy and made with only four whole food ingredients. I even expanded on how I used no added sugar and was naturally sweetened by using dates and apples. She couldn’t believe what she was hearing and I still couldn’t believe that she guessed apple pie. It was a win a win day for both of us. I’m thinking about rolling these little gems back out for Thanksgiving. What do you think? Do you think my family will miss the traditional sugar overload of traditional apple pies? —I know won’t and I don’t think they will either, especially once these try these delicious balls of apple pie bliss.
Looking for Paleo-approved ingredients for this energy bite recipe? Here is one we’d recommend:
Ground Organic Vietnamese Cinnamon (Frontier)
- ½ cup dehydrated apples
- ½ cup dates
- ½ cup raw almonds
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- Place all ingredients into a food processor on high for 45 seconds-60 seconds or until ingredients are almost smooth and start to form a ball.
- Separate mixture into 14 evenly sized balls.
- Sprinkle with more cinnamon.
- Store in an airtight container.