Apple Spice Amazeballs

This is for all of the friends out there who are pumpkin-ed out. 

Apple spice amazeballs

It’s also one of those things where I just put a bunch of ingredients in the food chopper, said a prayer, and hoped it would work out. Thankfully, it did, and they are DELICIOUS.

Apple spice amazeballs

It all started with this apple butter madre left in the fridge. Apple butter transports me back to childhood, where a snack would easily be a tortilla spread with butter and apple butter, rolled up. (Try it, you’ll like it haha.) I was excited to see this in the fridge, and was pretty surprised to see that it didn’t contain any extra sugar or weird ingredients. 

Apple butter

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Since then, I’ve been incorporating it into snacks and breakfasts, especially atop a bowl of hot oats. I thought it would make a fun binder for apple spiced amazeballs and the best part is that it made my hemp protein powder taste less like biting into a tree. Wins all around. (Shakeology, I get to have you again soon and can’t freaking wait.)

These little beauties are packed with healthy fats, protein, and do not contain any added sugar. They’re beautifully spiced with apple butter, cinnamon and cloves, and make ya all warm and cozy. They’re like a little fall in a ball. 😉

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Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give them a try!!


Apple Spice Amazeballs

A sweet and lightly spiced fall treat, packed with protein and the perfect portable snack. Gluten-free, vegan, and super fast to make.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder of choice
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon apple butter (homemade or storebought)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pack of dehydrated crispy apples, or apple chips (1.2oz; I used the dried Fuji apples from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves


  1. 1. Add all of the ingredients to a small food chopper or food processor. Pulse until a dough forms.
  2. 2. Use a melon ball scooper to make 6 ball shapes. The dough will be super sticky; don’t be afraid.
  3. 3. Place in the fridge to harden slightly, about 30 minutes.
  4. 4. Reshape the spheres, using your hands, and store covered in the fridge.

Hope you have a wonderful day! I also sent this out on Facebook, but wanted to apologize again for the fail in yesterday’s giveaway post. In the intro, which was pre-written, I had said we were getting settled with our new addition, because I was SURE that she would have arrived by now. Little miss is taking her time and I will definitely put a post up when she is here.



More Amazeballs and energy bites:  <— the perfect portable snack!

The classic amazeballs

Date and nut energy bites

Brownie batter protein bites

Bliss balls

Superfood cookie dough

Strawberry shortcake energy bites

And just in case you’re not pumpkin-ed out: pumpkin amazeballs

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  1. Aubrey @ Just Balancing Health on October 20, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Yum! Apple butter is the best:)))

  2. Mary on October 20, 2015 at 7:52 am

    ohhhh those look so good!!

  3. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on October 20, 2015 at 8:01 am

    I started using apple butter last year as well and was surprised it didn’t contain any funkiness. It’s delicious! I think I’ve used it in muffins and bites. These sound delicious! When’s the baby coming?

  4. Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian on October 20, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Sounds delicious! I have to give some of these a try for a portable, healthy snack (which I always need more of). Here’s hoping you’re not kept in suspense too much longer on the little one!

  5. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on October 20, 2015 at 8:05 am

    I’m never pumpkin-ed out but I do love apple spice! Yum!

  6. Amanda on October 20, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Yummm I love protein balls!!!

  7. Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat on October 20, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Oh I love apple butter these look so good!

  8. Tracy on October 20, 2015 at 11:18 am

    I’m not pumpkined out, but these sound amazing!

    Thinking about you!! Hope you’re hangin in there ok!!

  9. Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me on October 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I LOLed at the name of this recipe. I am a huge How I Met Your Mother fan so this is awesome!

  10. Alex on October 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I’m also a big apple butter lover so as soon as I get some apple chips, I’m making these! Such a fun twist on fall flavors–I love it!

  11. Ashley on October 20, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Ok, has nothing to do with this post, but I’m dying for a Baby (family page) update! I know you’d had a midwife appointment on Monday. What’s the verdict on scheduling induction, a second membrane stripping, etc? I’m so excited for you to have baby #2 and I’m dying to find out the deets!

    • Fitnessista on October 20, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      i just posted it! xoxo!

  12. Cara's Healthy Cravings on October 20, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Apple butter on oats is my fav., but I am sure it’s fabulous in these amazeballs too! Happy snacking!

  13. Sharon Lipinski on October 21, 2015 at 7:07 am

    If there’s one thing I could never get tired of, it’s apple butter. Yum!!

    • Fitnessista on October 21, 2015 at 9:52 am

      same! always good 🙂

  14. Catrina on October 21, 2015 at 10:37 am

    I did not know Apple Butter was a thing! I’m allergic to all nuts besides peanut butter and am always looking for more options. Do you know if they sell it anywhere local? (I live in PB)

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