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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.
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
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
These should be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Each protein bite contains about 5 grams of protein.
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.
I used smooth, creamy, organic peanut butter to make these.
Yes! Try a seed butter like sunflower butter to make these safe for nut free zones and school.
Pumpkin Protein Bites
- 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.