Professor Lars' Apple Pie Energy Balls – Food Pharmacy

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Professor Lars’ Apple Pie Energy Balls

A few weeks ago we were guest on a TV morning program and talked about our latest book, The Nutrient Hunter. As luck would have it, one of our good friends, Professor Lars from the Karolinska Institutet, was a guest on the same show! Lars is an incredibly interesting person, but every time we meet him we wants to tell us about his last batch of our apple pie energy balls. We’re not kidding. Same thing every time. Lars is obsessed.

It all started with the fact that we offered Lars some of these apple pie balls together with a copy of our cookbook a few years ago (in which you can find the recipe for them). And he was hooked – actually not too long ago, just before Christmas, we received an e-mail from him saying that he had made 90 of them for a work party. Although most had been eaten up, he brought the leftovers home and enjoyed them over the holidays.

And then it happened: after weeks on end of his beloved apple pie balls, Lars felt the need to take a break from them. Fully understandable of course, but the questioned remained- what other sweet treats were there to fall in love with from the FP cookbook?

No worries, Lars. The apple pie bars can switch out for our raw carrot cake balls or FP’s classic chocolate balls 2.0. But, for those of you who haven’t tested our apple pie energy balls, we wanted to share the recipe with you! As you can hear, they are addictive, so perhaps do yourself a favor and don’t skimp on the dough, start with a double batch and keep the extras in the freezer. If it took Professor Lars years to get tired of these balls then we can promise that a double batch will be no problem to polish off!


Professor Lars’ Apple Pie Energy Balls

  • By : Food Pharmacy
  • Servings : 15 balls 1x


1 apple (diced)

1 Tbsp cinnamon

1/2 cup almonds (soaked)

1 tsp vanilla

45 fresh dates (pitted)

3/4 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)


Add the apple, cinnamon, almonds, vanilla and dates in a food processor and pulse until the dough starts to comes together. Add oatmeal and pulse a few more times. Roll into balls and then roll in the coconut flakes to coat.



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