Apricot Mango Balls

Apricot Mango Balls

Apricot Mango Balls are  healthy snack prepared by grinding together dried turkish apricots, walnuts, almonds, desiccated coconut and dried mango fruit or mango bar and shaping them into balls . They are very healthy, nutritious, full of energy and fibre. You can enjoy them as a quick breakfast, or for small mid day or after school snack. They are gluten free. Replace ghee with coconut oil to make it vegan. They are a very healthy option while fasting (upwaas / vraat).

Dried Apricots are  a good source of Vitamin A, potassium and fibre. They can be consumed as they are available and can be used for making many different dishes such as muesli, muesli bar, cakes, muffins, chocolate, puddings, energy balls.

My son loves the dried apricot and loves to snack on them. So I have the apricot stocked in my pantry.

As the winters have started in Sydney I wanted to make some sweet but which has no ghee or sugar and still packed with energy. I checked in my pantry and saw some apricots and decided to make apricot balls. I had recently visited India and my mother had packed me aam papad (Dried mango bar) made in her farm industry. So thought of utilising them in the recipe to get a nice mango flavor.. I have also added walnuts and almonds. Walnuts are valuable vegetarian source of the essential fatty acid omega-3. Almonds are good source of vitamin E, rich in antioxidants, fibre, digestible carbohydrates. Desiccated coconut contains no cholesterol or trans fats while being rich in a number of essential nutrients, including dietary fiber, manganese, copper and selenium.

If you are using dried mango in place of the mango bar, the recipe will be totally sugar free.

With so many healthy ingredients in front of me, I am tempted to make these healthy energy balls. Food processor is very useful when you have to chop the ingredients in big batch at one time. It is your best assistant in your kitchen. I am happy to invest in it for my kitchen. So everything goes in my food processor and within minutes comes out nicely grounded.  I shaped the grounded mixture into balls and tadaa the healthy apricot mango balls are ready!! Already feasted on couple of them while shaping them into balls.

Do not worry if you do not have a food processor. Chop all the ingredients and then pulse them in a mixture grinder in batches till you get fine mixture.

Friends I am always looking for  healthy recipe for my family and I felt so happy that my husband and son enjoyed them. It was a good snack for Aarav after his sport training sessions.

I have also shared earlier a similar recipe with Dates.

Dates and  Nuts rolls.

I am so happy to share the recipe with you. Happy healthy cooking!!

Apricot Mango Balls
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Apricot Mango Balls

Apricot Mango Balls are  healthy snack prepared by grinding together dried turkish apricots, walnuts, almonds, desiccated coconut and dried mango fruit or mango bar and shaping them into balls . They are very healthy, nutritious, full of energy and fibre. You can enjoy them as a quick breakfast, or for small mid day or after school snack. They are gluten free. Replace ghee with coconut oil to make it vegan. They are a very healthy option while fasting (upwaas / vraat).
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: afterschoolsnack, almond, apricot, breakfast, coconut, dessert, festivalfood, glutenfree, healthy, lunchbox, mango, nutritious, picnic, potluck, powerpack, proteinball, quickandeasy, Sweet, upwaas (fast), walnuts
Servings: 20 balls
Calories: 104kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried apricot
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup mango bar or dried mango fruit
  • 1/2 cup walnut chopped
  • 1/2 cup almonds chopped
  • 1 tsp ghee or coconut oil to make vegan

Instructions

  • In a food processor, add chopped walnuts, apricot, mango bar, almonds and desiccated coconut.
    Apricot Mango Balls
  • Pulse them together for 5-6 times.
    Apricot Mango Balls
  • Now run the food processor on high speed to chop and grind  them very finely.
    Apricot Mango Balls
  • Remove the mixture in a bowl.
    Apricot Mango Balls
  • Grease your palms with ghee (use coconut oil for making vegan). Spoon small portion on the palm and roll it into a smooth ball. Make all the balls similarly.
    Apricot Mango Balls
  • The apricot mango balls are ready to serve.
    Apricot Mango Balls
  • These healthy apricot mango balls can be stored and refrigerated in an airtight container for 10 days.
    Apricot Mango Balls

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 17.1% | Vitamin C: 1.3% | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 4.5%

 

3 thoughts on “Apricot Mango Balls

  • July 7, 2019 at 12:43 am
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    Healthy and energetic gluten free recipe will definitely try it….

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    • July 8, 2019 at 3:14 am
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      THANK YOU SO MUCH

      Reply

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