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Apple And Cinnamon Bliss Balls



Two weeks into her new school and Lu has lost her jumper.

Her Dad, her organised, practical Dad is frustrated and a little furious.

Her Mum, her disorganised, impractical Mum is not able to say a word.

Because I was that girl.

And my Mum spent many a day frustrated and furious for the exact same reason.

And I remember how I felt.

And I remember that I tried.

But I did it again and again and again.

Jumpers left at school. Runners left at netball. Wallets left at shops. I am pretty sure I even left my school bag on the bus on more than one occasion….

And now I’m the Mum who turns up without the hats or the jackets or the drink bottles.

I am the Mum who relies on her eight year old daughter and four year old son to remember everything we need to take.

And I don’t want that for Lu.

So I try my best to teach her to have that mental checklist, to stop and to think.

But teaching what you have not learnt yourself isn’t always easy. I just hope that Dad’s influence wins over on this one and that Lu won’t have a lifetime of forgetting and regretting…

Apple And Cinnamon Bliss Balls

  • 1 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons apple purée*
  • 10 grams crispy dried apple*
  • 2 tablespoons honey**
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pich of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Place the oats into your processor and blend until they resemble a flour. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until the mixture is well combined. Use your hands to press and shape the mixture into balls. Place the balls into the fridge to set.
  2. Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

*100% apple puree and crispy dried apple are readily available and often found in the toddler food section of the supermarket. If you cannot find the dried apple you could leave it out and they will still be delicious.
**you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.

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Amanda October 19, 2016 - 8:52 pm

These sound delicious, i look forward to trying them. And poor wee Lu. I hope she finds her jumper. Extra cuddles for her tonight xx

Bianca Slade October 22, 2016 - 4:08 pm

Thank YOU!!! Lu did find her jumper, after she has bought a new one! I hope you enjoy the recipe. xxx

Wendywoo October 19, 2016 - 10:32 pm

Her gorgeous, kind, caring Mum needs me to whizz across the oceans with my sewing machine! Once labels are machined in, they’re there forever! I hope Elise is settling into her new school and that you and the rest of your family are making friends- old and new. This looks like a lovey recipe- I have jars of stewed apples from our tree and a big jar of oven- toasted porridge oats, so will give it a try without processing the oats. Take care and stop beating yourself up! You and Lu have your minds on higher things than where one of you left the school bag!

Bianca Slade October 22, 2016 - 4:09 pm

Thank YOU!!! Yes that is exactly what we need!!! And yes, far bigger things on our minds!
I hope you enjoy the recipe xxxx

Amanda Micallef October 27, 2016 - 11:10 pm

Hi, can I sub the almond butter for coconut or seed butter to make these school lunch friendly do you think?

Bianca Slade October 31, 2016 - 8:43 pm

Yes i think hulled tahini or sunflower butter would work. x

Kerry Dodds November 19, 2016 - 8:10 pm

Hi Bianca, my son has mild celiac disease and I read on the label of my rolled oats that they have gluten in them? Is there an alternative to the rolled oats I can use??

Amy Louise December 11, 2016 - 11:56 am

Quinoa flakes would work 🙂


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