Nut-Free Snack: Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls

No-bake Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls are a delicious, allergen-friendly snack for the entire family. Because they use sunflower seed butter instead of nut butters, they are a school-approved treat!

Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls – A Delicious Nut-Free Snack

Nut-Free Snack: Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls
Photo: Seena Ferrari Curry

Apples and cinnamon are one of my favorite flavor combos year-round! I’ve featured this flavor combo throughout the blog such as in my Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats, Hot Apple Pie Punch, Applesauce Donuts, Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Barley, and Cinnamon Honeycrisp Apple Chips. 

That’s why I loved the idea of using this flavor combination to make a simple and delicious no-bake cookie that is sweet and most importantly, school-approved.

Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls

The beauty of these sweet, fiber-rich apple cinnamon energy balls is that you can customize them to suit your taste (and allergies). For example, if your household isn’t nut free, feel free to use peanut butter or almond butter. Otherwise, stick with sunflower seed butter for the same delicious taste. You can also roll these apple cinnamon bites in coconut, cocoa powder, chopped chocolate, chopped nuts or leave as is. We’ve tried all variations and are fans of them all!

 

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How to Make Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls

Check out the recipe (at the bottom of the blog) and step-by-step photos below to learn how to make these sweet, nut-free energy balls.

  1. Combine apples, nut or seed butter, oats, dates, cinnamon, and vanilla in a processor. Process until smooth. Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls

2. Refrigerate mixture for 10 minutes or until chilled then roll into balls. 

Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls

 

3. Roll energy balls in coconut, chopped chocolate, or cocoa powder. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Enjoy

Nut-free Snack: Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls

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Nut-Free Snack: Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls

Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls

  • Author: Holley Grainger
  • Prep Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x

Description

No-bake Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls are a delicious, allergen-friendly snack for the entire family. Because they use sunflower seed butter instead of nut butters, they are a school approved lunchbox treat!

Scale

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup sliced apples
  • 6 medjool dates
  • ½ cup sunflower seed butter (or nut butter)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to food processor, except coconut. Process until ingredients are blended and stick together.
  2. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  3. Roll mixture into 1¼” balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Sprinkle with coconut and then roll in excess coconut until completely covered. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

 

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