Apple Pie Bliss Balls

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These apple pie bliss balls are an easy, no-bake breakfast option. They can be prepared in advance and used for a grab-and-go treat!

Apple pie bliss balls served with sliced strawberries and applesauce

Apples and cinnamon are the perfect combination and when combined with oats and raisins, you get the perfect little treat! All you need to do is blend the ingredients together and roll the mixture into balls for this simple finger food! 

If you love these apple pie bliss balls, be sure to try out these maple-sweetened coconut balls as well!

What You’ll Need

Here is what you’ll need to make these apple pie bliss balls:

Ingredients to make apple pie bliss balls. See recipe card for detailed ingredient quantities.
  • Rolled Oats: I love using rolled oats as they are packed with nutrition! Gluten-free rolled oats make these bliss balls gluten-free.
  • Almond Flour: Used to add a slight nutty flavor to these balls. This may be replaced with more oats for a nut-free option. I always use the Kirkland brand almond flour from Costco.
  • Desiccated Coconut: Used to add a little more texture and taste to the bliss balls. This may also be replaced with more oats or almond flour. I use the let’s do organic brand desiccated coconut.
  • Unsweetened Applesauce: Used to add flavor and sweetness to the bliss balls. Unsweetened applesauce gives these bliss balls that main apple flavor.
  • Cinnamon: Warm spice used to enhance the natural sweetness of the oat balls.
  • Raisins: Main source of sweetness for these bliss balls. Be sure to pre-soak the raisins so that they are able to easily blend with the other ingredients.

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Soak raisins in warm water for a few minutes to soften and drain.
  2. Add the raisins and applesauce into a blender and blend them into a paste. 
  3. Add in the cinnamon, oats, almond flour, applesauce, and desiccated coconut and blend to combine. 
  4. Form into balls and roll into desiccated coconut to coat or serve as is!
Steps for making apple pie bliss balls. See recipe card for detailed step by step process instructions.

Storage Instructions

Store the bliss balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. You may also store them in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag and freeze them for up to one month. Thaw the bliss balls in the refrigerator or on the counter to serve.

Apple pie bliss balls served on a wooden cutting board. Fuji apple shown in the background

Recipe Substitution & Additions

  • Almond flour: You may omit the almond flour altogether and substitute it with a little more oats for a nut-free version.
  • Desiccated coconut: You may omit the desiccated coconut and substitute it with a little more oats.
  • Raisins: You may substitute the raisins with dates or maple syrup. If you are using maple syrup, your mixture may be a little sticky, so you may have to add in more almond flour, coconut, or oats to balance out the stickiness.
  • Applesauce: The applesauce may be replaced with equal parts of any fruit puree.
Apple pie bliss balls served on a wooden cutting board

Tips For Success

  • These bliss balls are suitable for babies from 6 months of age (granted all signs of readiness are met), but they should be quartered to remove the roundness. You could alternatively make larger-sized balls and serve as is.
  • Be sure to soak the raisins well so that they are easier to blend with the applesauce.
  • When blending the oats, coconut, and almond flour, there may be some chunks of oats that do not fully blend, but this is ok! I personally like this better for more texture in the bliss balls. I love using this nutribullet blender to blend these ingredients!
  • If your mixture is too wet to form into balls, add in a little more oats, coconut, or almond flour. You do not need to coat the bliss balls in coconut, they are fine to serve as is!
  • Desiccated coconut is unsweetened and different from regular shredded coconut. I used the brand let’s do organic desiccated coconut in this recipe.
Apple pie bliss balls served with strawberries and applesauce

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Apple pie bliss balls served on a wooden cutting board. Fuji apple shown in the background
5 from 4 votes

Apple Pie Bliss Balls

These apple pie bliss balls are an easy, no-bake breakfast option. They can be prepared in advance and used for a grab-and-go treat!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 balls

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • cup desiccated coconut (+ more for coating balls)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions 

  • Soak raisins in warm water for a few minutes to soften and drain.
  • Add the raisins and applesauce into a blender and blend them into a paste.
  • Add in the cinnamon, oats, almond flour, applesauce, and desiccated coconut and blend to combine.
  • Form into balls and roll into desiccated coconut to coat or serve as is!

Notes

  • These bliss balls are suitable for babies from 6 months of age (granted all signs of readiness are met), but they should be quartered to remove the roundness. You could alternatively make larger-sized balls and serve as is.
  • Be sure to soak the raisins well so that they are easier to blend with the applesauce.
  • When blending the oats, coconut, and almond flour, there may be some chunks of oats that do not fully blend, but this is ok! I personally like this better for more texture in the bliss balls. I love using this nutribullet blender to blend these ingredients!
  • If your mixture is too wet to form into balls, add in a little more oats, coconut, or almond flour. You do not need to coat the bliss balls in coconut, they are fine to serve as is!
  • Desiccated coconut is unsweetened and different from regular shredded coconut. I used the brand let’s do organic desiccated coconut in this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 65.84kcal, Carbohydrates: 8.7g, Protein: 1.64g, Fat: 3.14g, Saturated Fat: 1.51g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.18g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Sodium: 2.24mg, Potassium: 66.66mg, Fiber: 1.66g, Sugar: 0.8g, Vitamin A: 1.97IU, Vitamin C: 0.26mg, Calcium: 11.74mg, Iron: 0.56mg
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Until next time, Lily!

About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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    1. Hi! Store the bliss balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. You may also store them in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag and freeze them for up to one month. Thaw the bliss balls in the refrigerator or on the counter to serve.

  1. In step 3 it says to add applesauce with the other ingredients. But it also mentions adding blending applesauce with the raisins in step 2. Should I be adding more than 1/4 cup?

    1. Hi JP! In step 3, the applesauce that is combined with the other ingredients is the applesauce-raisin blended mixture from step 2. I will edit the instructions to make that clearer, thank you for mentioning that!