Father Andrew's Hot Body Gym

March 25, 2010

Apple Pie Protein Balls

Filed under: real talk — Mara @ 10:28 am

So you may have seen my recent post on Primal Nut Balls. The recipe suggested was for a chocolate variety, but I have since experimented a bit. Well, to be honest, I really just tried this Apple Pie version and cannot imagine anything more tasty. So I thought it warranted another post. This is the first high protein, primal, homemade snack that I have encountered than I cannot get enough of! The texture can get a bit crumbly when not refrigerated, but just carry it in a baggy and press it together to re-form it. SO GOOD!

It is still variable to taste, so don’t feel like you have to follow these instructions exactly. Have fun with it! Let’s see who can come up with the next delicious flavor!!

Oh little nut balls, how I love thee!

1 c Almonds
1 c Walnuts
1/2 c Pecans
3 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 t cinnamon
nutmeg, cloves, ginger to taste
1/8 t salt
1 1/2 c dried apple (about 6 oz)

2-4 tablespoons coconut oil or coconut milk (so that the mixture gets clumpy)
handful of raisins if desired

1/8 c dried coconut

Run the nuts in a food processor until ground into a fine flour. Add the protein powder, coconut, and spices and run again. Add apple and run again until smooth. Finally, add coconut milk/oil and blend until it starts sticking. Finish by rolling the paste into 1-1 1/2 inch balls and press in more dried coconut. Refrigerate for hardness, and enjoy! Makes 10-12 balls.

Nutrition info

For a ball of 1/10th the recipe:

Not quite the same... but close!

Calories: 251

Protein: 11 grams

Carbs: 12 grams

Fiber (subtract from carbs for total carb load): 4 grams

Fat: 18 grams

If you’re not up for that much fat, try adding another scoop of protein powder. Also, this time, I pressed the mixture into a smooth measuring cup (a 1/3 cup) to make little patties instead of balls. Worked well!


  1. Where do you buy your dried apples?

    Comment by Abby Vandegrift — March 26, 2010 @ 7:10 am

    • I get them for a very reasonable price at Fresh Market.

      Comment by Mara — March 27, 2010 @ 5:47 pm

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