Our apple cinnamon energy balls recipe is a must try. It contains no more than 4 healthy ingredients and is very easy to make.

The oatmeal adds a nice nutty flavor, although the basic energy balls recipe is generally nut free. Because of the oatmeal the little bites are also perfect for anyone who wants to add some healthy fiber to their diet.

  • Yield: about 30 energy balls
  • Total cook and prep time: 20 minutes prep time and 30 minutes baking time
  • Difficulty: easy


  • 200g apple with skin
  • 200g oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup, honey or some xylitol for a sugar free version


1. Preheat the oven to 160° C / 320° F top and bottom heat.

2. For the energy balls, finely puree the apples and 100 grams of the oatmeal in a mixer.

3. Stir the remaining oatmeal, the cinnamon and the sweetener well into the liquid dough. Add more sweetener if necessary.

4. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

5. Cut off small portions with a teaspoon and form them into balls.

6. Put the raw energy balls on a baking tray covered with baking paper and bake in the oven for about half an hour. Turn once after half the baking time.

7. When the balls are evenly browned, take them out of the oven and let them cool down a bit.

Notes and useful information

  • Other energy balls versions with these ingredients

These energy balls are very transformable. If you like, you could add some chopped dark chocolate. Also different dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, dried apricots and so on give a great taste.

It is also a good idea to give chopped nuts into the mixture. This gives the balls an extra crunch and also adds some healthy fats.

If you like, you can roll the bites in a cinnamon-xylitol mixture directly after baking (caution: hot!). This gives them extra sweetness and taste.

  • Apples as a healthy ingredient

Apples are an insanely great food. They are a regional product and offer many vitamins and minerals. For example, they contain a lot of vitamin C, folic acid, as well as potassium, iron, magnesium and calcium. Some secondary plant substances are also found in the delicious fruit.

Apples are also rich in fiber due to the pectin they contain and can stimulate your digestion. There are good resons for the known saying: “One apple a day keeps the doctor away”.

Have fun trying out the new recipe. Enjoy the tasty energy balls!

Apple cinnamon energy bites with oatmeal