Thursday, October 23, 2014

Coconut Apple Crumble Balls

Do you guys want a recipe for a super quick and easy, NO BAKE, delicious, gluten free, dairy free treat?
Of course you do.
Well, you are in luck. 
I was inspired by those no bake oatmeal haystack cookies that everyone always makes and decided to try something a little different. I love that these really taste like bites of apple crumble!
You don't want to eat too many of these - they are pretty high in calories and carbs - but one or two is a real energy boosting treat PLUS they are ready in about 10 minutes. Not even lying. 

Coconut Apple Crumble Bites

1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 large apple (I used Granny Smith)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup Quaker Quick Oats
1/4 cup toasted coconut flakes

Line a cookie sheet with plastic wrap or a silpat mat, set aside.
In a medium saucepan stir together the coconut oil and sugar over medium heat. 
When coconut oil is melted stir in shredded apple, cinnamon, and vanilla. Bring to a simmer and then simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and stir in oats and coconut flakes.

Let mixture cool for about 5 minutes.
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop balls of the mixture onto prepared cookie sheet. You can either leave the scoops as is OR you can then roll them in your hand so you have a nice round ball shape. (See photo - top of the pic is rounded balls, bottom is the scoops, not rounded)

Chill for a few minutes to set up.
Just like that.

A couple of notes....
I get 28 balls out of this using the small cookie scoop.
You can use butter instead of coconut oil if you want to.
Make sure your oats are marked gluten free - some oats aren't. 
I didn't peel my apple - I like the peel - but you can peel it if you want to.
I used the big flakes of coconut but you can always use toasted, shredded coconut as well. 
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  1. Nice tutorial on making the Coconut Apple Crumble Bites. I think that just might be a weekend project and the kids will have fun making them also. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  2. As someone who doesn't like to bake. ..yay for these treats! Coconut, apple, and oats sound really good together. Thank you for sharing!