Craving for something delicious with only 15 minutes to spare? Try these delightful no-cook apricot energy bites.
These bite-sized, grab-n-go snacks are naturally sweetened with apricots and raisins for a healthy snack. Additionally, these no-cook bites are packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber, all thanks to almonds and walnuts.
Has it been a long and dreary day, and need a refreshing snack to fuel you with some energy to make it through the day, then these energy bites are the perfect recipe for you.
Energy bites, or energy balls, whatever you call them, these healthy snacks will curb your hunger pangs at any given time.
No cook apricot bites come together with eight healthy ingredients and require no cooking at all, none so ever.
Plus, with no added sugar, these portable snacks are perfect as a lunchbox snack or after school snack.
A QUICK TIP – If your kids have after-school activities, these apricot bites will come in real handy.
What are Energy Bites
Energy bites are simple yet straightforward; nutritious snacks usually made with dry nuts, oats, candied fruits, dates, coconut, and many other simple ingredients.
These bites are usually no-cook and raw.
All the ingredients are tossed together in a food processor to form delicious little snacks – that are full of minerals and vitamins that will power your body with energy.
Personally, I always have a supply of these healthy energy bites on hand.
What goes into No Cook Apricot Energy Bites
These no-cook bites are made of eight simple ingredients. Trust me; it’s loaded with all good stuff and nutrition.
» Dried Apricots – The key ingredient and a natural sweetener that helps bind everything together. Dried Apricot is an extremely delicious, and versatile fruit to play around with.
» Raisins – for extra sweetness and add moisture to these bites.
» Almonds + Walnuts – lends a deliciously crunchy flavor and provides an extra dose of protein and healthy fats.
» Desiccated unsweetened Coconut – adds a sweet, nutty flavor.
» Flaxseeds – absorbs moisture and provides the right amount of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.
» Vanilla essence
» Cinnamon Powder – for extra flavor.
How to make No Cook Apricot Energy Bites?
1. Transfer apricot, walnuts, raisins, almonds, flaxseeds, coconut, and cinnamon powder to a food processor.
2. Pulse. Pulse a couple of times to combine.
3. Add vanilla essence and mix until blended.
4. Roll the “apricot dough” into balls. Enjoy them as is or dust the energy bites with desiccated coconut.
POSSIBLE COMBINATIONS for No Cook Apricot Energy Bites!
This recipe can easily be adapted to many diﬀerent combinations. Choose your favorites to suit whatever cravings or dietary restrictions you may have.
Some tested and tried combinations with apricot are –
- Chocolate chips,
- Hemp seeds,
- Dried cranberries,
- Chia seeds – for added protein,
- and many more endless ingredients.
Play around with the ingredients and create the perfect recipe that you can make accustomed to your taste buds.
Now for some quick tips and variations
» Once prepared, these no-cook apricot bites will store well in the fridge for two weeks and 1 month in the freezer.
» Please use a food processor for best results.
» If the pulsed mixture feels sticky, add an extra teaspoon of coconut. Coconut will absorb the moisture and take care of the sticky dough.
» Allergic to almonds? Try cashews instead.
» No-cook energy bites won’t bind? No worries, add a tablespoon of maple syrup or any nut butter, and that should do the trick.
» Feel free to leave raisins out if you prefer moderately sweet bites.
» For extra protein, add a scoop of your favorite vegan protein powder after pulsing the ingredients.
» I have not added sugar to these energy balls, as they are naturally sweet. But feel free to add 1-2 teaspoons of honey/sugar and adjust to taste.
» A perfect make-ahead recipe! Make a big batch of these apricot bites ahead of time and munch on them whenever you crave for something sweet.
» Also, they are the perfect hassle-free on-the-go portable snacks!
» Are you ready to hit the road? Go ahead, and pack these Apricot bites. These bites will fuel you during your commute. Trust me, a must-have snack for road trips or long-haul flights.
Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe. Feel free to contact me with any questions or inquiries, and I would be happy to answer them.
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No Cook Apricot Energy Bites
- Transfer apricot, walnuts, raisins, almonds, flaxseeds, coconut, and cinnamon powder to a food processor.
- Pulse a couple of times to combine.
- Add vanilla essence and mix until blended.
- Roll the “apricot dough” into balls. Enjoy them as is or dust the energy bites with desiccated coconut.
Disclaimer: Nutritional information provided below is approximate. Variations may exist due to the ingredients/brands used. Please refer to a Registered Dietitian or Nutritionists if you have any health issues.
Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.9mg