Pumpkin pie energy bites
Yesterday, I was in the mood for something pumpkin flavor. I didn’t want to make a pie and since I didn’t have much time either I came up with these pumpkin pie energy bites that were just plain genius. No bake, gluten-free, vegan and only take 10 minutes to make.
These pumpkin pie energy bites are going to change your world. Of course I didn’t make tons of them but enough to last for a couple of days. My husband, the minute he tried them, not knowing what flavor they were, he was able to exactly pint point the pumpkin flavor!
I have been on the apple and pumpkin high for the last few days. I don’t know if it is because of the season or because all I want to do is make desserts. Either way, I think is not a bad thing.
On another note, I don’t know if any of you know, that I spent the last 3 months traveling through out Spain and much of the South of the U.S. I am going to post some of the spots we visited while in Spain in case any of you guys are going there or would like to go in the near future. I will cover a bit of North and South Spain which is were most of my relatives reside. Such an amazing summer we have had. Very thankful to say the least.
Well, I won’t bore you any more, if you like pumpkin pie this taste exactly like it but a much easier and healthier version. Like I said, no bake, gluten-free and vegan. You will be done in about just 10 minutes. It can’t get better than that!
Pumpkin pie energy bites
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 20 bites
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2-3 tsp pumpkin spice
- 3/4 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips, vegan if need be
- 1 tbs coconut oil
Place the rolled oats in a food processor and pulverize. Depending on your food processor this make take between 1-3 minutes.
Add the almond butter, pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree and maple syrup and combine until the mixture becomes together. If it doesn't just add a couple of tablespoons of water.
Transfer mixture to a bowl and roll the dough into bite-size balls. I stored mine covered in a glass bowl in the refrigerator.
If using the drizzle, just place the chocolate and coconut oil in a safe microwave bowl and melt in 30 seconds intervals stirring in between until it melts. Drizzle over bites.
NOTE: You can add chocolate protein powder and flaxseed meal to the mixture if you like, however, you will have to increase the amount of maple syrup or add a bit of water to make the dough come together.
Nutrition facts does not include chocolate drizzle.
I love quick, easy and healthy snacks! Especially these pumpkin ones! I can’t wait to make these!
I love how simple and delicious these look! Great snack idea… I love the idea of added protein.
These really are genius! They sound delicious and are healthy too, bravo!
Love that these are both easy to make and good for you! They’re so festive and, of course, I love the chocolate drizzle! :)
What a perfect bite! Love the pumpkin and chocolate drizzle on top. Very festive for fall.
I was thinking maybe I could try these with pumpkin seed butter since my daughter is allergic to nuts. Thanks for a great recipe idea! They look delish!
Just 10 minutes?! I’m sold. Great idea for a road trip snack! :)
I cent wait to make these! They look awesome!!
These energy bites look ever so tempting with pumpkin and warm spices.
These are better than a pie!! I could eat all of ’em and ask for more! :-D
Is there any way to make these without a food processor? They sound delicious and I would like to make them, but a processor is not part of my kitchen equipment.
I am sorry but I don’t think so. The dates have to be pureed and I don’t know what other kitchen equipment could do that. A blender won’t work bc the mixture is too thick for it :-( So sorry!!
I don’t see where the recipe includes dates?
Ah sorry. Perhaps a blender may pulverize the oats and then you can add everything to a mixing bowl and combine with your hands. That may work :-)
Would using peanut butter or cashew butter in place of almond butter change the taste or texture too much? (I’ve never had almond butter, so I’m not sure how strong of a taste it has, or what its consistency is like. Can’t find it anywhere around me!)
You can use any butter of your choice. Any would work and I think it will still be delicious!
Will the chocolate drizzle harden in the fridge? I’m trying to decide if I should make these ahead of time or serve the chocolate warm, as I will be bringing them to a function.
Yes it will. If you do it on site the chocolate will harden below 74 degrees, otherwise it may be soft and melty. I would suggest to do the drizzle on site because if it melts on the way there the bites may become a total mess. I hope this helps!