Harness the power of pumpkins to flavor a batch of wholesome, nutritious energy bites. These no-cook, no-sugar added, gluten-free, vegan energy bites are perfect for workout snacks, kids’ lunchboxes, and afternoon pick-me-ups with coffee.
Yields 28 bites
Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
½ c oats
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons flax seeds
½ cup walnut pieces
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup canned (or cooked) pumpkin
10 dates, pitted
1/3 cup cranberries, dried
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup finely ground walnuts
1. Place oats, hemp, chia, flax, ½ cup walnut and pumpkin seeds in the container of a food processor. Process for a few minutes, until ingredients are finely ground.
2. Add pumpkin, dates, cranberries, peanut butter, spice, and vanilla and process until smooth.
3. Pour mixture into a bowl and chill for about 1 hour.
4. Remove from refrigerator and form into balls. Place 1/3 cup ground walnuts on a dish and roll each ball into the ground walnuts. Refrigerate until serving time.