It’s apple season and whilst an apple by itself makes a great snack, there is so much more that you can do with them. Make snack time all autumnal with these Apple and Cinnamon Energy Bites.
You’re not bored of the apple and cinnamon recipes yet are you? Of course you’re not! It’s one of the best flavour combinations and just perfect for this time of year. These little energy bites will give you a pick-me-up during the afternoon slump and keep you going until meal time.
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Usually energy bites are made with ground nuts, but we went with oats to add an extra texture and used cashew butter to bind it together and give them a protein boost. We are seriously addicted to cashew butter at the moment and it is hands down the best nut butter there is. I challenge you to convince us otherwise!
We have left the skin on the apples for this recipe. Not only does it add a nice bit of colour to these, but you get the extra fibre too. And we couldn’t all do with some extra fibre, right?
I think that kids would have so much fun making these, and eating them of course! I can’t wait until our little one is old enough to help out in the kitchen. These will be made often. They don’t have many ingredients and you can get your hands in and get messy mixing it all together. Plus, they get to lick the bowl after and that was always one of the best things about baking when I was a kid (and an adult).
You will probably know that we love a new kitchen gadget and the Redmond SkyScales are a brilliant addition to our kitchen and they weighed out all the ingredients for this recipe perfectly. As you would imagine, we use scales every single day. So what makes the Redmond Skyscales different to any other set of digital scales? Well, apart from their great accuracy, ease of use and nice big display, the scales can be used in conjunction with Redmond’s R4S (Ready For Sky) mobile app. Simply connect the scales via Bluetooth to your smartphone and access through the R4S app. Not only are you ready to weigh your food, but also see all the nutritional values and calorie content of the food being weighed, through the huge database of information.
The scales also feature a Tare function, allowing you to deduct the weight of the item that contains the food being weighed. The scales are small enough to be stored away easily, but large and robust enough to cope with heavier items. In addition to all this, the scales have a built in countdown timer, which makes the SkyScales an integral part of our kitchen.
If you are used to using apps such as My Fitness Pal, where you have to weigh and track information separately, these scales can do it all in one. It is quick to respond and keeps all the information registered, therefore making these scales vital for people who seriously track nutritional data.
You can get creative with this recipe and try some different flavours. We did a pear and ginger version the other day too, as we had some pears leftover from a pear and chocolate porridge recipe (that recipe is coming soon and actually made me enjoy pears). This is fairly cinnamony, which is what you want from a recipe that has cinnamon in the title, but it is not overpowering. Taste it before you turn it in to balls and add more if you are a cinnamon lover!
Apple and Cinnamon Energy Bites Ingredients – Serves 12:
– 100g/1 Cup rolled (old fashioned) oats
– Half a large apple, grated
– 0.25 tsp cinnamon
– 2 tbsp flax seeds
– 0.25 tsp nutmeg
– 0.25 tsp ground ginger
– 4 tbsp cashew butter
– 2 tbsp honey
1) Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
2) Form in to 12 balls and put in the fridge for an hour and then store in an airtight container.
Nutritional Information – Per person
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: 3
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**This Apple and Cinnamon Energy Bites recipe was commissioned by Redmond however, all opinions are my own**