This cinnamon apple energy bites recipe with organic freeze dried fruit has been sponsored by Homegrown Organic Farms. All opinions are my own.
Love the flavor of apples and cinnamon? Looking for an easy no bake snack recipe? These cinnamon apple energy bites bites are a sweet and deliciously healthy high fiber snack for kids and adults. Like apple crisp in a tiny hand held snack!
Can you ever have enough apple recipes? NO!
I have lived in the south for about 20 years but still consider myself a New Englander at heart. I choose walnuts over pecans and apples over peaches every time I can. This time of year, apples are in season and I find myself eating them daily.
However, once we get into winter and spring, apples may be in the grocery store but they don’t taste all that great anymore. I’d rather eat NO apple than eat one that is dry and mealy! Instead of fresh apples, I choose dried apples and I just discovered freeze dried apples from Homegrown Organic Farms.
How awesome is it that you can keep this organic freeze dried fruit right in your pantry for up to 18 months and it has zero preservatives!
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Organic Freeze Dried Fruit
Homegrown Organic Farms is a family-owned and operated company that is passionate about organic, sustainable farming. Their freeze-dried apples, blueberries, and grapes are USDA certified organic, Certified R.A.W., and Non-GMO Project Verified. These are shelf stable freeze dried fruits that are grown right here in the USA and are preservative free.
I have snacked on freeze dried fruit right out of the bag before but there are lots of other great uses for them. You can use them in salads, pack them in lunches, top off your yogurt or throw them in a backpack.
You can also BAKE with organic freeze dried fruit! Get more information about Homegrown Organic Farms freeze dried fruit and keep these tips in mind when using them:
- When using freeze dried fruits as a replacement for fresh fruit, increase the amount of liquid in the recipe by at least ¼ cup. Try this in my apple bread recipe if you don’t have fresh apples.
- Do not expose freeze dried fruits directly to the surface of a pan. When making pancakes, pour the batter in first, then sprinkle with freeze dried fruit.
- Need smaller pieces? This can be done simply by crushing them while in a sealed plastic bag.
- Turn them into a powder in a small food processor and add to marinades, batter, smoothies, or energy bites like this one.
- Use organic freeze dried fruits in flavored gelatin to add texture without added water that will inhibit setup of the gelatin.
- Freeze dried fruit can be slightly more tart than fresh fruit. Adjust sweetness as needed.
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Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites
This is my first attempt at using organic freeze dried fruit in an energy bites recipe. It was amazingly simple to make since I have a small food processor. Just add the freeze dried fruit into the food processor and pulse until it forms a fine powder. T
hen, add to the other ingredients, blend together, and roll into balls. These cinnamon apple energy bites have a nice sweet/tart flavor and are loaded with healthy ingredients. A perfect afternoon snack or even a breakfast in a hurry!
Nutrition information not always accurate
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 5g
Nutrition information not always accurate
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.