This is a great breakfast or a healthy snack option You can make a batch and keep the rest in an air tight container in the fridge. It actually gets tastier after a day or 2!

You will need a food processor with sharp blades, or a thermomix!


  • 1 Handful of shredded coconut (I buy the Macro organic one, because it doesn’t have the preservative 220 in it)
  • 1 handful of raw almonds
  • 2-3 dates – pitted – try and keep the dried fruit down, as it is high in sugar
  • 1 apple – cut into quarters – cut around the core, you don’t want to put that in…

Optional extras

  • Coconut cream – about 1-2 tablespoons
  • Chia seeds
  • Berries
  • You could add other seeds to the mix as well

How to make it

  1. Add all the ingredients into the food processor and mix well
  2. For a serving would have about 3/4 – 1 cup of the mixture – put it in a bowl
  3. Add some berries, coconut cream or I usually add a smaller amount it to my oats or quiona for breakfast for some flavour!

Other options:

  • Use a not too ripe pear (so a hard one), instead of apple
  • You could use apricots, rather than dates
  • Seeds – pumpkin and sunflower instead of almonds – or add some anyway!
  • Could try dried figs instead of dates
  • Try adding a bit of ginger for a zing!
  • For more of a breakfast, try adding some oats as well.

This Recipe was inspired by friends with a Thermomix!

Image is just plan, no additions, so you know how much to process it!

  • This looks like a nice topping for yoghurt too.


  • it is look like yummy.


  • would be delicious for brekky


  • I would definitely swap the dates for the apricots. Looks yummy but I’m not sure of the purpose of the coconut cream?


  • Looks nyummy… I am going to try this out. Thanks for the recipe.


  • I am lucky enough to have a Thermomix and this is a favourite. One of the only things I can add to yogurt to make it palatable for myself! Kids and husband all adore it (have to hide it or my husband will eat the whole lot in one sitting!).


  • Thank you so much for this recipe and thank you Musicmum for your idea of rolling it into balls. The list of breakfast foods my toddler will eat now has now doubled to two things!


  • Gunna have to give this a try!


  • Sounds yummy and so easy to make.


  • Mmmmm… Sounds tasty! Gonna give this a shot & maybe roll in balls & freeze for lunchboxes. :-)


  • Can use a good blender or use a coffee grinder to chop up nuts and seeds and chop dried fruit up with a knife and grate the apple. Lots of variety of options. Try adding tahini (or other nut or seed paste) pand roll them up into balls and roll them in dessicated coconut,refrigerate until you want to eat them.


  • Sounds really nice! Thanks for the recipe.


  • that would be great served with some yogurt, or made into breakfast bars
    what can you do if you don’t have a food processor or a thermomix??


  • I like the sound of this also but without the almonds as I’m allergic and so the kids can eat it also. I think they would enjoy it also


  • I leave out the dates and add a handful of raw cacao nibs and a big piece of fresh ginger. It’s the perfect instant meal!


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