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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!

Follow along with Sharon as she makes this recipe in her video with AICR here.

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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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5 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

  1. Being a new convert to the WFPF way of eating, I am enjoying your recipes that you share on your website. One of my difficulties with adapting to this way of eating is that I have to eat a GF diet so oatmeal is a grain I have to avoid. What do you suggest as an alternative to oatmeal used in your recipes, i.e. Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites? SS

    • Oats are a gluten-free grain. The only thing that can be an issue is that they can be contaminated in the processing plant as the equipment often comes into contact with wheat. But if you look for certified gluten-free oats, they do not have gluten.

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