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Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Pumpkin Energy Bites in Bowl with pumpkins.

These tasty energy bites double as a great snack or a healthier treat as we transition into the Fall season!

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. The change in weather, the fresh apples and everything pumpkin get me excited! Energy bites are a great healthy snack to make to get you through the busy day and are perfect as a little treat for those back to school lunches too!

What you’ll Need:

  • rolled oats, gluten free
  • pumpkin puree
  • nut or seed butter
  • pure maple syrup
  • pure vanilla extract
  • cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves
  • chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, etc.)
  • white chocolate chips

Making the Recipe:

Start by mixing all of the dry ingredients but the chocolate chips together in a large mixing bowl.

Next, you will want to add the wet ingredients (pumpkin puree, nut/seed butter, vanilla, maple syrup, etc.) into the dry ingredients.

Make sure that you mix the nut butter into the oats really well. Then, fold in the white chocolate chips.

Let the batter sit in the fridge for about 5-10 minutes, before rolling them into individual balls. Place the balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and place them in the refrigerator or freezer for another 5-10 minutes to set.

Transfer them to an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator.

If your house is like mine, they won’t last long!

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Pumpkin Energy Bites in Bowl with pumpkins.

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

  • Author: Cheryl Englebretson
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1620 bites 1x
  • Category: snack
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These tasty energy bites double as a great snack or a healthier treat as we transition into the Fall season!


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats, gluten free
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seed butter (or other nut or seed butter)
  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt (if seed/nut butter is unsalted)
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients but the chocolate chips.
  2. Add in the wet ingredients (seed/nut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, pumpkin puree) and stir well to combine.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips, if using.
  4. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes to let the wet ingredients soak into the oats and firm up a bit.
  5. Place some parchment paper on a baking sheet. Roll the dough into balls and return the energy bites to the refrigerator for 10 minutes to set before transferring them to an airtight container.
  6. Store the energy bites in the refrigerator.

Notes

  • You can substitute dark chocolate chips for the white chocolate chips, if you prefer.
  • Substitute chopped walnuts for the pecans.
  • Substitute chia seeds for the nuts, if you are wanting to make this nut free.
  • Substitute honey for the maple syrup, if you prefer or if you are eating vegan.

Keywords: gluten free, vegan option, nut free option

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