Apricot Protein Bites (AIP, Paleo, GF, Whole 30, Coconut-Free)

Apricot Protein Bites (AIP, Paleo, GF, Whole 30, Coconut-Free)

Having a healthy on-the-go snack is always a good idea, especially when you're doing a Paleo/AIP or Whole 30 diet. These yummy apricot protein bites are so easy and fast requiring only 4 ingredients and 10 minutes to make.  They’re paleo, AIP friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free, coconut-free, and Whole 30 compliant.

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4 Simple Ingredients

  1. Dates- Dates work so well for so many things. They add natural sweetness and are great for binding things together. 
  2. Dried Apricots- Go with organic apricots if possible. You may notice they’re not quite as “pretty” as non-organic dried apricots. Rather than being orange, they’re much darker...basically brown. This is because they are not treated with sulfur dioxide like conventional dried apricots. 
  3. Tigernut FourThis helps with binding as well and absorbs the moisture from the lime juice. If you don't have tigernut flour or prefer not to use it, coconut flour will likely work as well. 
  4. Collagen Powder- Vital Proteins is a great brand. Collagen is such an easy way to sneak protein into foods because it has no flavor and such a fine texture that it just blends right in. 


These will keep fresh in the fridge for up 3-4 days in a tightly sealed container and about 3 months (possibly more) in the freezer. 

aip apricot bites

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Conclusion: I hope you enjoyed this recipe. If you made it, leave a comment below and let me know what you thought. I'd love to hear from you!

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aip apricot bites

Apricot Protein Bites (AIP, Paleo, GF, Whole 30, Coconut-Free)

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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 16 bites


  • Food Processor


  • 8 dried dates, pits removed
  • 10 dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup tigernut flour
  • 1 tbsp collagen powder


  • Combine the dates and apricots in a food processor and blend until the mixture turns into small crumbles.
  • Add half of the tigernut flour along with the collagen and mix in with a spoon or spatula. Blend. Add the second half of the tigernut flour and do the same thing. *This helps to prevent the fine particles of the tigernut flour and collagen from flying up and getting through the crevices of the food processor lid.
  • Pour the mixture on to a sheet of parchment paper and press it together to form a cohesive ball of dough.
  • Form the ball into a square about 1/2" thick and 4" x 4" wide. Make 3 cuts horizontally and vertically to form 16 small bites. Enjoy!


Makes about 16 small bites.
Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 3 months. 
Keyword AIP, aip breakfast, collagen, easy, Paleo,, protein, snack mix
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4 thoughts on “Apricot Protein Bites (AIP, Paleo, GF, Whole 30, Coconut-Free)”

  • 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this delicious AIP recipe. The taste and consistency are divine. I literally just finished making a batch! My husband and I are on day three of the AIP diet and need a quick fix until our next meal. Our daughter also loves these bite-sized treats. I found that adding a little tiger nut flour on the parchment paper helped when spreading/rolling the mixture out. Then I topped the flattened mixture with more tiger nut flour before cutting the smaller pieces to prevent them from lumping together when I store them.

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