Pumpkin Energy Bites

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These easy no-bake pumpkin energy bites make delicious snacks when you’re looking for an energy boost. They’re naturally sweetened, full of protein and vitamins, and have plenty of real pumpkin flavor. The perfect afternoon pick-me-up or a healthier dessert option.

no bake pumpkin protein bites

What you’ll need:

To make these energy bites you just need about 15 minutes and a few pantry items:

  • 2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
pumpkin energy bites ingredients

These are a great option when you’re in a hurry, and they’re so simple to make. Each bite contains protein, fiber, vitamin A, and calcium. You’ll taste lots of real pumpkin in these, and all those warm pumpkin spices we all love in the colder months.

healthy pumpkin energy bites

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store these energy bites?

These should be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How much protein is in these energy bites?

Each protein bite contains about 5 grams of protein.

Are energy bites healthy?

Healthy means something different to everyone, depending on your specific dietary needs. You should always check with your doctor about your specific requirements. That said, these bites contain fiber, protein, potassium, and lots of Vitamin A. They also contain carbohydrates and sugar from maple syrup. For me, these bites help keep me fueled throughout the day, and I get nutrients and monounsaturated fats from the chia and flax. They’re also a healthier alternative for me when I’m craving something sweet.

What kind of peanut butter should I use in these bites?

I used smooth, creamy, organic peanut butter to make these.

Can I make these nut-free and school safe?

Yes! Try a seed butter like sunflower butter to make these safe for nut free zones and school.

gluten free pumpkin energy bites
5 from 1 vote

Pumpkin Protein Bites

Delicious no-bake treats that take just minutes to put together. Packed with protein, real pumpkin, and warm pumpkin spices.
Servings 18 bites
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
10 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  • Add all of your ingredients in to a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • Use your hands to roll the mixture into about 18 balls (about 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture per ball). If the mixture sticks to your hands, wet them with a bit of water.
  • Cover and refrigerate the bites for at least one hour before enjoying them.



Storing: Bites should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
Freezing: Layer your bites in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze until solid (approximately two hours). Once frozen you can transfer the bites to a freezer-safe container. Enjoy them straight from the freezer or let them sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes to soften up.
Calories: 164kcal
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free, healthy


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1070IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
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