Lunchbox: Apricot & Oat Balls

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I’m on the hunt for lunchbox friendly snacks and I came across this Apricot Ball recipe from fellow Aussie blogger, Caz from The Truth About Mummy. I tried them out and they are easy to make and delicious! (My kids liked them too). I’ve converted this recipe for the Thermomix or you can head over to Caz’s blog for the non-thermomix version.


1 cup of dried apricots
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup of oat bran or rolled oats (blitz finely)
1/4 cup of skim milk powder
2 tablespoons of boiling water
Fine desiccated coconut for coating



Thermomix: Slowly turn to 7 for 6 seconds


Thermomix: Slowly turn to 7 for 10 seconds


With your hands, roll mixture into small balls and drop into a bowl of fine desiccated coconut to coat.


Fabulous for the lunchbox! They freeze well too, so you can make up a double batch and pull them out on a need basis.

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    Emma @ Always Emma
    January 14, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Just made these and the kids love them – thanks!! They also loved helping from the balls and roll them in the coconut – I didn’t love the mess they made while doing it lol. Do you have the recipe you use for the choc date balls?

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    January 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    These look great! Do you think the milk powder is essential? is it just for extra binding? I don’t normally have it in the pantry…

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      July 22, 2014 at 7:17 am

      You could try honey instead – but it could end up being too sweet.

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    Kate - An Everyday Story
    January 20, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Mmmm I love apricot balls. They are so great for popping in all kinds of delicious nutritious goodness.

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    March 7, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Hi, I feel stupid for asking this, but what is thermomix? Food processor?



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    Pauline Kempf
    May 15, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    can l use coconut powder instead of milk powder ?

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    Trina Spencer
    March 1, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Hi, What would a good substitute for oats be? I am gluten free… 🙁

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      March 2, 2020 at 4:05 pm

      ground flax, rice bran, quinoa flakes are the suggestion a lot of people make.

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