• Makes 10 balls approx
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 5 Ingredients


These apple health balls are a quick, easy and healthy snack and great for school lunchboxes!

Ingredients (makes 10 balls approx )

  • 1 cup Dried apple
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut (for rolling)


  1. Place all ingredients into the food processor.
  2. Turn the food processor on and blitz until desired consistency (fine or slightly chunky depending on what you like). At this point check if you need a little bit of moisture. If you do, add say a teaspoon - tablespoon of water and blitz for a few seconds until you see the mixture start to bind.
  3. Roll mixture into balls and roll in coconut! ENJOY!


This recipe is gluten free, fast, delicious and one you can eat without feeling guilty! Feel free to add extra ingredients to your liking! Experiment and enjoy!

  • I never thought of using apple like this. Thanks :)


  • Your health balls sound so delicious,thanks!


  • Could you use fresh shredded apple instead?

    • You may need to bake it in the oven in that case.


  • Nice one ! However high dried fruit (=sugar) content 2 cups in compare to 1 cup other ingredients, making it not as healthy as it seems.


  • Ellen these sound so yum! Where do you get all your great recipes from?


  • Yay perfect for my son who has lactose intolerance, Thankyou!


  • This is a great recipe; thanks so much and I can’t wait to experiment with extra ingredients.


  • Another great recipie to add to lunchboxes. Other dried fruits like apricot, banana – lots of ideas.


  • wow this a great recipe i can see alternating other fruits in it!


  • Will give these a go! Seems like other dried fruits could be used as well.


  • Sounds good.


  • These apple balls sound very nice and easy to make, thanks for this great recipe.


  • Great for school lunches or anytime!


  • These sound great. Thanks for the recipe!


  • I love that there are not only gluten free but nut free! Super for the school lunchbox ☺


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