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.
More Energy Bites
In case you didn’t know, my love for salty sweet energy bites of happiness runs deep and wide. Check out these Cookie Dough Energy Bites (yes, COOKIE DOUGH) and Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Bites for all your fall snack emergency needs.
The Best Pumpkin Energy Bites! Made with oats, pumpkin, almond butter, maple syrup, and pumpkin seeds. Naturally sweet, super healthy!
- 2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional, see notes)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
- generous pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup dark 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. 🙂
- Category: Snack
- Method: No-Bake
- Cuisine: American
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