Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites – Little bites of pumpkin pie that you can feel good about eating. These energy balls are packed with healthy ingredients that make them the perfect snack that tastes like dessert.
Happy Fall Ya’ll!! It’s Tiffany from Feel Great in 8 back again with another new energy bite recipe I know you’re going to love.
Did you see the other delicious flavors?
You definitely need to try them all, but I totally understand if you try this one first. It might be my most favorite so far.
Fall is in the air and it doesn’t get much better than fall colors on the trees, crisp air, and of course pumpkin flavored everything. Am I right?
These pumpkin pie energy bites are the perfect way to indulge your pumpkin pie cravings. All the flavor and sweetness of pumpkin pie, but crammed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber to help you stay feeling full and satisfied for hours.
The only thing better than pumpkin pie is a pumpkin pie snack you can enjoy every day guilt-free!
The flavor is just as good as it looks, I promise. Hurry and whip up a batch of these delicious bites and you’ll see exactly what I mean.
Before I share the recipe though, let me just give you a quick heads up on the ingredient list. There might be a few things on there that you don’t already have in your kitchen, but don’t let that scare you away. This recipe is super versatile, there are lots of adjustments you can make if you need to. Here are some ideas…
Pecans, chia seeds and flaxseeds all add healthy fats and fiber that are great at helping to keep you feeling full. You can also substitute any of them for the others in this recipe. Use 2 tablespoons of chia if you don’t have flaxseeds, or the other way around. Or, if you don’t have chia or flaxseeds, just add extra pecans.
The one thing I don’t want you to leave out through, are the dates. I know they feel intimidating if you’d never used them before, but they are an amazing natural sweetener and help bind everything together. You can find them at your locfal grocery store (I get mine in the bulk section), and I promise you can’t even taste them in this recipe.
Try them, you won’t regret it. 🙂
- 2 cups pitted dates*
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- ½ cup pecan halves
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- *If the dates are dry or hard, let them soak in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain and pat dry.
- Put dates in a 14 cup food processor (You'll need a large capacity food processor for this recipe. If you don't have one that big, just cut the recipe in half). Pulse dates until they are in small pieces and start to form a ball.
- Add the oats, pumpkin, maple syrup, pecans, chia seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract and salt. Pulse to combine.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes. Scoop heaping tablespoons of the dough and roll into balls.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These also freeze beautifully.
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