Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

Here is another pumpkin spice recipe on the blog today! A very simple one, but still a great idea for a fall healthy snack – pumpkin spice energy balls.
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Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

If you read food blogs, you have probably seen  energy balls (truffles) recipes on many blogs. I guess it is time for me to share a recipe of this kind.

I had an open can of pumpkin pure, which I used in another recipe and I decided to use it to make a quick snack. And it did work! They turned healthy, chocolaty and gluten free. I added some Medjool dates, which are an excellent healthy sweetener, rolled oats for fiber, chia seeds, rich in fiber and protein and of course pumpkin pie spice, to make them more delicious and flavorful. Not to forgot – pepitas, which are rich in magnesium. To bring some more sweetness I added some agave nectar, the amount used just depends on how sweet you would like them. And these energy balls can’t get better than that- I also added semi-sweet chocolate chips, so they even look like dessert.

Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

These are good for a mid morning snack, can help boost your energy in the afternoon and great if you need a light evening dessert, but don’t want to consume a 800 calorie one! I usually have them after a workout of late at night, when I know no other food is allowed!

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Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

 

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Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls With Chocolate Chips. Simple And Healthy Snack.
Course: Snack
Servings: 12 -15
Calories: 103 kcal
Author: Lyubomira L
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin pure (not pie filling)
  • 4 Medjool dates pitted
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar (Maple syrup can be substituted, the amount depends on the sweetness you prefer)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
Instructions
  1. Combine dates, 1/2 cup oats and coconut oil and process in a food processor until finely chopped.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and add pumpkin pure, chia seeds, remaining oats, pepitas, agave nectar and pumpkin pie spice and mix until incorporated. Add in chocolate chips.
  3. !Optional! You can wrap bowl with plastic wrap and chill mixture for 1 hour, to make it easier to work with.
  4. Roll mixture into balls. You can use a small cookie or ice cream scoop to make energy balls the same size. Lin over parchment paper or Silpat.
  5. Store balls in air tight container of a zip lock bag in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Potassium 75mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 32%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.