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Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

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Serves 8 (serving size: 2 energy bites)

Pumpkin season is here but more importantly, pumpkin spice season! We aren't talking about lattes either. These bite-sized snacks pack in everything you love about pumpkin spice with natural warm flavors and fresh pumpkin puree. Don't stress making a pumpkin pie and save on the calories with these energy bites. Enjoy these as a grab-and-go breakfast or snack all throughout fall.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsalted canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons minced crystallized ginger

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 153
  • Fat 6.37g
  • Satfat .76g
  • Monofat 3.2g
  • Polyfat 1.8g
  • Protein 4.1g
  • Carbohydrate 21.7g
  • Fiber 3.7g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Iron 1.4mg
  • Sodium 155.8mg
  • Calcium 25.0mg

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together oats, flaxseed, salt, all of the spices, and pecans.

Step 2

Stir honey, almond butter, and vanilla extract together. Mix with oat mixture until fully combined.

Step 3

Stir canned pumpkin and crystallized ginger with oat and nut butter mixture until fully combined.

Step 4

Using your hands* or a tablespoon measurer, form balls with the oat and pumpkin mixture. Let these sit in the fridge for 20 minutes to firm. Store the energy bites in your fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Chef's Notes

*If you use your hands, wet them first to prevent any of the mixture from sticking.


Delicious Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites have just three ingredients and are so easy to make!

These are great to have on hand for after school snacks or anytime you need a pick me up. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

It’s a few days away from officially being fall. I love the fall weather, cozy sweaters, fall leaves and of course pumpkin spice! Now that it’s fall I have get up earlier than I do in the summer. I’ve always thought it would be neat to be a morning person and I often dream about what it could be like. I would get up early and have the house all to myself for an hour or so. I might even have enough time to get a few chores in before the kids wake up.

It’s nice to think about, but not a current reality for me! I am a stereotypical night owl. I’m groggy until I have some coffee and I rarely cook anything until later in the day. This is why I’ve always relied on having easy to prepare recipes like these Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites. I make these ahead of time and they are ready to eat after spending the night in the refrigerator.

For the fall, these Pumpkin Pie Spice Energy Bites are a great breakfast option because of the yummy Pumpkin Pie Spice flavor. To get the Pumpkin Pie Spice flavor into these energy bites I used International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer. I love to eat them with either International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer in my hot coffee or iced coffee. The Pumpkin Pie Spice in iced coffee is great for the weather we are having right now which is still pretty warm.

Do you love Pumpkin Spice at this time of year? I know not everyone does and so these can be made with pretty much any creamer! Pumpkin Spice creamer adds so much flavor and sweetness all in one. I know I’ll be making these a lot this season and be using some of the suggestions that I’ve made below.

Add in suggestions Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites:

  • Raisins. My kids love raisins… me not so much! I love that they love them, though and they would taste great in these for the raisin lover.
  • Dried Cranberries. Same as the raisins they will give a nice sweet and fruity punch to the energy bites.
  • Chopped Nuts. Add a 1/4 cup of your favorite chopped nuts in this. Almonds, pecans and walnuts would all be a great choice.
  • Add more pumpkin flavor. I think the pumpkin bites are great as they are, but you may want a bit more spice. Add more pumpkin flavor by adding a Tbsp. of real pureed pumpkin and 1/4 tsp. pumpkin spice to the mixture. This will really boost that yummy pumpkin taste we all know and love.

Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites are so good and filling for such a light snack! I always love how oatmeal fills me up and these are so easy to grab when I need a light snack. Make Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites ahead of time for a tasty snack anytime of the day.


Pumpkin Energy Bites

You just can&rsquot beat snacks that are healthy, delicious, no-bake, and so quick and easy to throw together. These Pumpkin Energy Bites are just that!

These energy bites are soft, chewy, and fudgy, perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, and LOADED with pumpkin puree and chocolate chips.

If you&rsquore a big fan of pumpkin and all things pumpkin spice, you need to give these Pumpkin Energy Bites a try. You&rsquoll absolutely love them!


Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

These perfect for Halloween treats are refined sugar free — simply sweetened with dates. And loaded with protein + healthy fats thanks to both almonds and cashews.

I threw in flax for good measure too, because fiber keeps us full and blood sugar stable.

Try making a double batch and keeping them in the freezer for a quick, on-the-go snack for either yourself or the little ones.

Make these bites ahead and store in the freezer for a quick, seasonally-spiced treat.

Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

Ingredients:

15 pitted dates
1 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup raw cashews
2 Tbs. ground flax meal
1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. sea salt

Directions:

Add almonds + cashews to food processor and briefly pulse until nuts are in large pieces. Add remaining ingredients to food processor and pulse again until well mixed and sticky.

Remove blade and roll dough into tablespoon-sized balls with your hands.

Store in the fridge for up to one week or freezer up to 3 months.

To replace pumpkin pie spice add in 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ground ginger, 1/8 tsp. ground clove or allspice.


Ingredients

Energy Bites:
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice blend
  • 1/3 cup dried dried cranberries*
  • 1 cup canned or cooked pumpkin
  • 10 small soft dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Topping:

Pumpkin Energy Bites

½ cup canned pumpkin
½ cup peanut butter (or other nut/sunflower butter)
¼ cup honey (or maple or pancake syrup)
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
3 cups quick oats
½ cup raisins (or dried cranberries), optional
1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened, optional

  1. In a large bowl, add pumpkin, peanut butter, honey, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Stir well until smooth.
  2. Add oats and raisins. Stir until combined. (Note: raisins may be left out if you have young children as dried fruit is a choking hazard.)
  3. Wash your hands. Use a tablespoon to scoop mixture into your hand, one tablespoon at a time.
  4. Shape into a one-inch ball and place on a baking sheet.

Storage: store energy bites in the refrigerator, in a plastic container or plastic bag for up to one week. Energy bites can also be store in the freezer for up to two months.
Optional: For added texture, roll energy bites in coconut using these instructions:

1. In a small bowl, add 1 cup shredded coconut.
2. Drop each ball into the bowl of shredded coconut and roll the ball around until it is lightly covered.


How To Make Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls:

These energy bites are so easy to make! Add all ingredients to a food processor and process! You can create your desired consistency by leaving the mixture somewhat chunky or processing it into a paste. For this round, I went the less chunky/paste route.

If you&rsquore adding chocolate chips, stir them into the mixture once it has processed.

Transfer the mixture to a container and refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow it to set up.

Form energy balls and enjoy!

^Not a chocolate lover? Simply leave out the chocolate chips!


Pumpkin & spice energy bites

  • Total Time: 10m
  • Servings: 8
  • Serving Size: 2 bites
  • Level: easy
  • Calories: 180

1 cup Medjool Dates, chopped
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup oats
1 5.3oz container siggi’s pumpkin & spice skyr
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1/8 tsp fine sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined. The mixture should be coarse, but moist throughout.

Once combined, form mixture into one-ounce balls. Chill in refrigerator for at least one hour and enjoy!


What You&rsquoll Need to Make Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites:

  • 1 Cup Dates (pitted)
  • 1/3 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 Tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp. Nutmeg
  • ½ Cup Oats
  • ¼ Tsp. Ground Cloves
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans (optional but I did not use them)


How to Make Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

Take advantage of the delicious flavors of Fall by making a batch of Sharon Palmer’s Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites! Healthy, nutrient-rich pumpkins are the star ingredient of this plant-based recipe that contains no added sugar and is gluten-free. Filled with the earthy flavors of pumpkin seeds, dried fruit, seeds, nuts, spices, oats and peanut butters, each bite is packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals to boost your nutrition.

One of the best ways you can promote optimal health is to cook more meals at home, where you can control the ingredients, such as sugar, fats, sodium and refined grains. Store-bought treats are often loaded with refined grains and added sugars, which squanders opportunities to fuel your diet with more whole plant foods that can help power your defense system against chronic diseases, such as cancer. By making healthier treats at home and highlight nature’s best ingredients—fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains—you can take control of your eating plan for disease protection.

Winter squash are one of AICR’s foods that fight cancer and pumpkins are part of the winter squash family. These bright orange vegetables are filled with vitamin C, fiber and special phytochemicals called carotenoids, which are linked to reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. So, go ahead and take full advantage of pumpkins—along with nuts, seeds, fruits and whole grains—to flavor your home-made treats and provide a multitude of health benefits. Use the step by step guide below to make your batch of Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites!

Ingredients

Energy Bites:

  • ¾ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. flax seeds
  • ½ cup walnut pieces
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice blend
  • 1/3 cup dried dried cranberries*
  • 1 cup canned or cooked pumpkin
  • 10 small soft dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

*May substitute raisins for dried cranberries.

Directions

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

Nutrition Facts

Makes 28 servings (28 balls). Per serving: 84 calories, 4 g total fat (0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 9 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 16 mg sodium, 3 g sugar, 0 g added sugar.

Step-By-Step Guide

1. Grind dry ingredients in food processor, then add moist ingredients to create a smooth, sticky texture.

2. Chill for one hour, then form into small balls with your hands.

AICR Impact

The American Institute for Cancer Research helps the public understand the relationship between lifestyle, nutrition and cancer risk. We work to prevent cancer through innovative research, community programs and impactful public health initiatives.


Watch the video: Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites (November 2021).