These fresh and delicious Nut Free Blueberry Bliss Bites are a refined sugar free lunchbox treat that is sweetened only with fruit. They come together in no time at all in the food processor. These morsels are made with fresh and dried blueberries, dates, oats, sunflower seeds and lemon juice and zest.
It’s no secret I love a good bliss ball. They are quick and simple to make, just chuck it all in a food processor and whizz it around. And in no time at all you have a no bake snack. And these Nut Free Blueberry Bliss Bites tick so many boxes. They’re:
- nut free ✔️
- dairy free ✔️
- free from added sugar ✔️
- vegan ✔️
- no bake ✔️
- freezer friendly ✔️
Mr 8 even likes these Nut Free Blueberry Bliss Bites too. And that is saying a LOT. As he does not eat blueberries as a rule. These balls have a moist and soft texture and have a creamy feel to them. They are not overly sweet and the lemon gives a lovely freshness to the bliss ball. You could even add the whole lemon zest and juice to pronounce this flavour.
You Will Need
This bliss ball recipe uses a mixture of fresh and pantry ingredients. You will find the full recipe information and quantities in the recipe card.
- Fresh Blueberries – blueberries are nutrient rich high in Vitamins C and K and are high in antioxidants. You could use frozen blueberries but the mixture may be a little wetter. I would recommend defrosting and draining off any excess liquid before using.
- Rolled Oats – a pantry staple that I always have on hand. You can make this recipe gluten free by obtaining certified gluten free oats. You could also use nuts like almonds or cashews to replace the oats but I have not tried this variation.
- Desiccated Coconut – this is finely ground dried coconut and normally found in the baking section.
- Pitted Medjool Dates – these dates have a caramel-like flavour and are softer and more moist than other dates. You could use other dates however you may wish to soak these in hot water for 5 minutes then drain before using to soften them. You may also want to use a few more dates as Medjool Dates are typically larger.
- Sunflower Seeds – high in Vitamin E and packed with many minerals these tiny seeds are a good source of protein and healthy fats. You can substitute with pepitas or extra oats or coconut.
- Dried Blueberries – like their fresh counterparts, dried blueberries have a large number of vitamins. They are a bit dry though so I soak them in boiling water for 5 minutes or so to soften them up. I then drain the water off before using. You could easily substitute with a few extra dates or an equal amount sultanas.
- Lemon Zest and Juice – high in Vitamin C the lemon adds a lovely freshness to the recipe. You don’t have to add this or you can substitute with orange, vanilla extract or cinnamon for a different flavour.
To Make the Nut Free Blueberry Bliss Bites
Begin by soaking the dried blueberries in boiling hot water for five minutes. Then drain the water from the blueberries. This will make the blueberries softer in texture.
In a food processor with the S Blade attached, add in all of your ingredients and blitz until the blueberry bliss ball mixture is well combined and quite smooth. Depending on your food processor this will take a couple of minutes.
Spoon the combined mixture and roll into balls, rolling in desiccated coconut to seal as you go. Repeat until all of the mixture is used. This recipe is generous and makes 18 blueberry bliss balls.
Freezing the Nut Free Blueberry Bliss Bites
These Blueberry Bliss Balls freeze really well. And as this is a generous recipe I recommend freezing them to have throughout the school term. Once you have rolled them, pop them into a container, trying to keep the balls slightly separated. You can freeze in layers separated with baking paper.
You can also keep the bliss balls in the fridge for a couple of days.
To defrost, either defrost in the fridge overnight or you can defrost at room temperature too.
Looking for more nut free bliss balls like these Blueberry Bliss Balls? You may want to try my:
- Nut Free Chocolate Bliss Bites delicious chocolate bliss balls that are free from added sugar. They are also coconut free.
- Apple Pie Bliss Bites a similar recipe to these Blueberry Bliss Bites they are made from fresh and dried apple and are perfect to make and freeze
- Nut Free Carrot Cake Bliss Balls sneaky veggies in a delicious parcel. These bliss balls are full of flavour and are super moist.
These fresh and delicious Nut Free Blueberry Bliss Bites are a refined sugar free lunchbox treat that is sweetened only with fruit. They come together in no time at all in the food processor. They are dairy free and vegan and can be made gluten free with certified gluten free oats.
- 50g dried blueberries
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (140g)
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut (50g) and extra for rolling
- 6 Medjool dates (around 75g)
- 125g punnet of fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (30g)
- 1/2 lemon juice and zest
- Soak your dried blueberries for around 5 minutes in boiling hot water to soften, then drain.
- In a food processor with the S Blade attached add in all the ingredients and blitz until well combined and smooth. This should take around 2 minutes but is dependant on your food processor.
- Take tablespoons of the mixture and roll into ball then roll the ball in desiccated coconut. Repeat until the mixture has been used.
- Store in the fridge for a few days or these bliss balls can be frozen.
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