Raw Apricot, Orange and Coconut Bites (nut-free, gluten free, grain free)


These bites are fresh and very much a perfect treat post workout or 4pm snack.

They are free from nuts, which is great for those who want to go nut free.

I love the mix of orange and apricot to give this a fresh vibrant taste. Did you know… desiccated coconut may make us smarter?

The copper in desiccated coconut also maintains the health of your brain, it activates enzymes responsible for the production of neurotransmitters (these are chemicals your brain cells use to relay information).

Pretty amazing! So whilst you munch on these beauties you can feel great about what is going on up there too.

The healthy fat found in desiccated coconut also keeps you full and helps make your skin glow! 




  • 150g of dried apricots (try and get ones that are sulphate free)
  • 100g of desiccated coconut
  • 30g of coconut oil
  • 1 orange


  1. Zest the orange.
  2. Place the zest and all the rest of the ingredients into a food processor. Blend until everything is mixed together.
  3. Flatten out the mixture with a spatular into a small roasting tray, allowing the mix to be about 1cm high.
  4. Place in the freezer for 1/2 an hour.
  5. Use a sharp knife and cut the bars into 2cm by 4 cm rectangles.
  6. Place in the fridge and enjoy.

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Images by hollyclarkphotography 

About the author:

Madeleine is a qualified nutritional health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, creative chef, vociferous blogger, fledgling presenter and self-professed yoga enthusiast. She is committed to helping her clients enliven the hottest, healthiest, happiest versions of themselves. Through her website and consultations, Madeleine helps reeducate her clients in the appreciation and effects of eating wholesome, organic produce. She helps them to work towards better relationships with their bodies, boosts confidence, injects energy and sculpts beautiful silhouettes. She has a particular interest in the growing rate of IBS, and is working towards ways of eliminating it in daily life. Madeleine’s recent clients are Millie Mackintosh (t.v star and model), Caggie Dunlop (t.v personality and celebrated music artist), and not forgetting the fantastic Rocky Elsom (Australian rugby hero!). Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

16 comments on “Raw Apricot, Orange and Coconut Bites (nut-free, gluten free, grain free)

  1. I haven’t done the math yet to determine the nutritional profile, but I am trying to create recipes for my Dad like the above, but being mindful that he is a pre diabetic. Portion control is everything. Different dietitians and even his certified diabetic educator has, what I think, recommended a high daily allotment of carbohydrate (60g per meal or 180 g/ day). I think more like 45/ meal. What they won’t tell me is how many sugar grams I should be counting each day derived from that total carbohydrate allotment. Amy thoughts? .

  2. From the photos they look like they’ve got nuts in…am I missing an ingredient from the list above or is it just the way the coconut etc turns out? haha x

  3. These little bites are so delicious, my friend was so in love with them I had to send her the link too! Thank you for the recipe! x

  4. Although delicious mine did not turn out anything like the amazing pictures above! Not sure what I did wrong but the apricots, although said dried on the packet were actually pretty sticky and slippery….might need another better packet of apricots.

  5. Hi Madeleine,
    How long will these last for? I think they’d make a great snack for uni but wondering a if I could keep them a week in the fridge or if you think they might go bad?


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