Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

Sharon Palmer

Harness the power of pumpkins to flavor a batch of wholesome, nutritious Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites. These no-cook, no-sugar added, gluten-free, vegan energy bites are perfect for pre- or post-workout snacks, kids’ (and grownups’!) lunchboxes, and afternoon pick-me-ups with coffee. Filled with the earthy flavors of pumpkin and pumpkin seeds, as well as dried fruit, seeds, nuts, spices, and peanut butters, it’s a great treat to fall into the seasons. Plus, each bite is packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals to boost your nutrition.

Step-By-Step Guide:

Grind dry ingredients in food processor, then add moist ingredients to create a smooth, sticky texture.
Chill for one hour, then form into small balls with your hands.
Roll in pumpkin seeds.
Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites


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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes (with chill time)
  • Yield: 28 bites 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Harness the power of pumpkins to flavor a batch of wholesome, nutritious no-cook, no-sugar added, gluten-free, vegan energy bites—perfect for pre- or post-workout snacks, kids’ (and grownups’!) lunchboxes, and afternoon pick-me-ups with coffee.


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Ingredients

Energy Bites:

Topping:

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  1. Place oats, hemp, chia, flax, walnut, ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pie spice blend, and dried raisins (or cranberries) in the container of a food processor. Process for a few seconds, just until ingredients are finely ground.
  2. Add pumpkin, dates, peanut butter, and vanilla and process for a few minutes until smooth, pausing to scrape down sides as needed. Should be a smooth, finely ground, sticky texture.
  3. Pour mixture into a bowl, cover, and chill for about 1 hour.
  4. Remove from refrigerator and form into small balls (makes 28 balls) with hands.
  5. Place 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds in a small dish and roll each ball into the pumpkin seeds to coat.
  6. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.

  • Category: Bites
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bite
  • Calories: 84
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 16 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g

Keywords: vegan energy balls, pumpkin spice energy balls

For other plant-based treats, check out some of my favorites:

Easy Cheerios Treats
Vegan Cowboy Cookies
Bliss Berry Energy Balls

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