These raw apple pie energy “cookies” are so easy to throw together and perfect for your hungry little ones or teens! Don’t you just love seeing them snack on such nutrient-dense goodies? Score one for the team.



  • 1 ½ cups freeze-dried apples (the crispy, not chewy, kind)
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 3/4 cup pitted dates (packed well—having enough dates will ensure your cookies stick together)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • For coating: ¼ cup additional freeze-dried apple pieces, crushed



  1. Place all of the ingredients (except for the coating) in a food processor. Blend until very sticky, yet with some texture remaining.
  2. Pull off pieces that are about one tablespoon in size and roll into balls. Before serving, roll in the apple crumbles.


These will store for several weeks, refrigerated in an airtight container. (NOTE: If you like the apple coating to be crisp, add just before eating, rather than storing your cookies with the coating on.)

Makes about 12-18 energy bites


A Note From The Raise Vegan Staff

Don’t forget to check out the Facebook Group Vegan Eats For Smaller Feet, for some great ideas on easy peasy meal ideas for that amazing plant based family! If you’re looking for other like minded parents, we have the main group, Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting, over thirty thousand parents, all Raising Vegan! From homeschooling, to food and everything in between. We have you covered for every over asked question that may come your way. Check out articles such as Strawberry Cream Bars and Getting Your Snack On While Pregnant.

Raising children vegan is sometime wrought with worries about nutrition, and doubts from outside influences. You are doing an amazing thing for your kids, the planet, and most importantly, the animals. We thank you, we are grateful to you, and we admire you! Keep on rocking vegan parents, we are changing the world together!