Hold on, hold on. I’m envisioning a perfect fall snack.
It has pumpkin, oats, maple, chia seeds, almond butter, pumpkin seeds, sea salt, and cinnamon all packed together in a densely-textured nutritional powerhouse bomb. It’s just sweet enough, and it slightly resembles cookie dough, but with more of a fall cookie flavor and more of a feel-good healthy body buzz.
It requires no baking and no chopping. It’s made in 15 minutes and easily stored in the fridge or freezer for easy grab-a-ball-and-go level snackage.
It can be a breakfast, snack, or two-bite dessert.
And also, as much as we love them, it’s made with zero dates.
Are you into this or ARE YOU INTO THIS?
How To Make Pumpkin Energy Bites
Ready? Put everything in your food processor.
Blend it up. Add chocolate chips because joy is important, too.
Roll it into balls. Freeze, refrigerate, do whatever you do.
Okay, that’s all. I’m serious. Pumpkin Energy Bites + Hungry Fall You is a winning combo that was made for such a time as this.
Slightly sticky, dense, seedy, chocolate chippy, super healthy, and just the right amount of cinnamony maple sweetness. Fine, Pumpkin Energy Bites, YOU WIN.
The Best Pumpkin Energy Bites! Made with oats, pumpkin, almond butter, maple syrup, and pumpkin seeds. Naturally sweet, super healthy!
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cupalmond butter or peanut butter
1/4 cupchia seeds
1/4 cuppumpkin seeds
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
1/2 teaspooncinnamon (optional, see notes)
1/2 cupmaple syrup or honey
generous pinch of salt
1/2 cupdark chocolate chips
Pulse all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a food processor until well-mixed.
Add chocolate chips and pulse a few more times until they are in small pieces.
Scoop mixture and roll into balls. Freeze until solid and store in the freezer or refrigerator.
Cinnamon vs. Pumpkin Pie Spice: I actually prefer this with straight cinnamon because I’m not a huge fan of the nutmeg that is often found in pumpkin pie spice. Just do whatever your heart feels!
Almond Butter vs. Peanut Butter: Really I think any type of nut or seed butter would work here! It’s just about the flavor you want. I liked peanut butter the best and I didn’t feel like it was overly peanut buttery.
Honey vs. Maple Syrup: Both work really well. Maple syrup is great if you want to keep it vegan. My favorite was 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup maple syrup – best of both worlds.
Prep Time:15 minutes
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