Healthy flaxseed and apricot bliss balls recipe (delish!)



These flaxseed and apricot bliss balls are just the ticket when you need a little pick-me-up. I’m trying not to eat between meals right now, but the 4 o’clock slump gets me nearly every day. I find the munching on just one of these lovely apricot bliss balls is enough to tide me over until dinner.

They give a little sugar hit, without going crazy. They are full of good nutrients, including flaxseeds which contain fibre, good fats and antioxidants (I sprinkle flaxseeds on cereal and salads, too). The seeds add a nice little crunch to the apricot bliss balls, too and stop them being overly sweet.

Apricot bliss balls - super quick and easy to make

If you haven’t got rice malt syrup in the pantry, honey, or even maple syrup should do the trick to bind the bliss balls. Keep in mind that honey will add extra sweetness to the recipe.

My kids enjoy taking a couple of these in the lunchbox, but we always make sure they sit close to the ice pack. They don’t melt away to nothing, but they can get quite soft when they aren’t cold.

Try a little apricot bliss ball magic in your life this afternoon. With a cup of tea, you’ll get a little ‘yes I can’ lift. Always welcome!

More balls to try: Healthy chocolate crackle bliss balls and Peanut butter date balls


Flaxseed and apricot bliss balls

Apricot bliss balls - great for the lunchbox

Makes about 15 balls
Takes 15 minutes

1 cup dried apricots
¾ cup rolled oats
¼ cup coconut
1½ tbs flaxseeds
2 tbs coconut oil, melted
1 tbs rice malt syrup or honey

Use a food processor to finely chop the apricots. Add the oats, coconut and flaxseeds and process until fine. Add the coconut oil and syrup and process until it all comes together. It should ‘stick’ together in a big clump. If it doesn’t drizzle in a little more syrup until it does. The mix should be easy to roll into balls, not crumbly.

Roll the mix into tablespoonful balls and refrigerate until firm.


•  These apricot bliss balls will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week, or freeze in a ziplock bag or airtight container for up to 3 months.

•  You can include these in the lunchbox, just make sure you also pack an ice pack.

•  To vary the recipe, try swapping out half the apricots for sultanas or dates.

•  You can also swap the flaxseeds for chia seeds or even pepitas.


Flaxseed and apricot bliss balls - delicious and easy to make

Written by Bron Maxabella

Bron is the founder of Mumlyfe and is so happy to welcome you here. Bron has been writing in the Australian parenting space as Maxabella for more than seven years and is mum to three mostly happy kids and wife to one mostly happy husband. Mostly happy is a win, right?

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    My husband loves dried apricots but these were way too sweet for him. I didn’t even include the rice malt syrup/honey. I’m not sure how to pare down on the sweetness because it’s an otherwise great concept!

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      Dried apricots are super sweet in their own. The syrup is there more to assist with binding. Suggest making smaller balls or just skip this one?



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