Apple pies are quite common and are a worldwide dessert. American, French, Dutch, English, Swedish, Polish. All have their version of apple pie.
Single or double crust, open face tatin, crispy crust or sponge cake, crumble, etc. Their are many different ways to make an apple pie. But they often contain wheat, shortening, sugar…. ingredients that I try to avoid. But, by putting alternative healthy ingredients together, in ball shape, we still have that comforting taste plus healthy benefits. We should call them “magical” Balls!
What are those healthy ingredients, you might ask?
They are: Almonds, almond butter, dried apples, optional maple syrup, cinnamon and salt
To make them you will need:
140g whole almonds
20g crispy dried apple
2g ground cinnamon
45ml maple syrup (or honey) “Optional”
45ml almond butter
5ml vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Place the ingredients into your processor and blend at high speed until the mixture resembles a sticky crumb.
Use your hands to firmly press and shape the mixture into balls.
Place the balls in the fridge to set.
What is your healthy version of apple pie? Let me know in the comments below!