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October 30, 2019

No Bake Pumpkin Energy Balls

These No Bake Pumpkin Energy Balls are bursting with pumpkin flavor and only take minutes to make! It’s the perfect healthy snack recipe filled with gluten free oats, pumpkin, almond butter, flax seed, dark chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla, and a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Refined sugar free, dairy free, and vegan too!

No Bake Pumpkin Energy Balls

These pumpkin energy bites are the perfect fall healthy snack when you’re craving a little sweetness in your life, or a lot of sweetness. Seriously, I couldn’t stop eating them. Every morning before my fiance left for work, I would beg him to take them to give to other people. Well he forgot and by the time he got home, they were gone.

Ooops.

Normally I have self control, but these are just way to good for that. The good thing about these no bake pumpkin energy bites is that they made with whole – nutritious ingredients so you don’t feel like a slug after eating them.

Ingredients in measuring cups and measuring spoons of no bake pumpkin energy bites

What you need:

  • 1 cup sprouted quick oats or old fashion oats (gluten free, organic).
  • 1/3 cup ground flax seed (store in an airtight glass container after use, and refrigerate).
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (organic, dairy free)
  • 1/3 cup almond butter, creamy (a creamy almond butter is important. I do not recommend raw almond butter for this recipe.)
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg

How to make these Healthy Pumpkin Energy Bites

STEP 1: Combine dry ingredients

To make these sweet pumpkin bites combine your dry ingredients into a medium size bowl. Mix well.

STEP 2: Combine wet ingredients

Next, mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir with spoon or dig in with your hands to really get the job done.

STEP 3:

Once the mixture is well combined, you can either:

Pop the bowl into the fridge

  • Pop the bowl into the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then take it out and roll into balls. This helps the bites set and will be easier to make into balls.

or

Start rolling the mixture into balls, right away..because you’re too hungry to wait.

  • Use a cookie scooper and form the mixture into balls. You may have to still use your hands to form the mixture into more of a ball. My bites were about 1″ in diameter.

Place your energy bites into a glass container that can be sealed air tight with a lid.

Questions about no bake energy bites?

Here are a few common questions that people have about energy bites.

No bake pumpkin energy bites on wax paper on top of cutting board with spoon of almond butter

What other ingredients can you use or substitute?

  • Nut butters: instead of almond butter, use cashew butter, peanut butter, sunflower butter, etc. A creamy nut butter would work the best with this recipe, but also don’t be afraid to experiment.
  • Nuts and Seeds: pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, almonds, cashews, pecans, etc.
  • Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, etc.
  • Natural sweeteners: honey, maple syrup, dates
  • Healthy oils: coconut oil, ghee
  • Other flours: almond flour, coconut flour, etc
  • Collagen: My favorite
  • Others: cacao powder, cacoa nibs, dried coconut flakes, protein powder

Are energy bites good for you?

Yes! They are gluten free, refined sugar free, and include fiber and healthy fats. However, these no bake pumpkin energy bites are very addictive and taste like an oatmeal chocolate chip pumpkin cookie… so everything in moderation.

How do I store energy bites?

Energy bites are best stored in an airtight glass container or in a silicone reusable bag. You can store them in the fridge for up to 1 week, or put in the freezer and store up to 3 months.

No bake pumpkin energy bites in a glass container
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No bake pumpkin energy bites on wax paper on top of cutting board with spoon of almond butter

No Bake Pumpkin Energy Balls


  • Author: Abbey Blackwell
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 1822 balls 1x

Description

These No Bake Pumpkin Energy Balls are bursting with pumpkin flavor and only take minutes to make! It’s the perfect healthy snack recipe filled with gluten free oats, pumpkin, almond butter, flax seed, dark chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla, and a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Refined sugar free, dairy free, and vegan too!


Ingredients

Scale

Dry ingredients:

  • 1 cup sprouted quick oats or old fashion oats (gluten free, organic)
  • 1/3 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (organic, dairy free)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 

Wet ingredients:


Instructions

1. In a medium sized bowl, add the dry ingredients: oats, ground flax seed, dark chocolate chips, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix ingredients until well combined.

2. Add the wet ingredients: almond butter, pumpkin puree, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix ingredients until well combined.

3. Roll the mixture into balls, or use a cookie scoop to form balls. (Mine were about 1″ in diameter). Enjoy immediately or place balls into fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour for the bites to set.

4. Store in an airtight glass container in the fridge or freezer. Makes about 18-22 balls.

Notes

  • Storing: Store in glass tupperware container, reusable bag, or bee’s wax wrap.
  • Tips: If mixture is sticking to your hands, put in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Then take the mixture out and roll into balls. 
  • If mixture is too dry, add in more almond butter (or nut butter of your choice).
  • If you have a hand held mixer, you can also use that to combine the mixture. Use on low.
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: healthy, no bake, pumpkin, energy bites, energy balls, gluten free, vegan, almond butter, flax seed, dark chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg

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