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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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5 from 4 votes

Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

By Lyubomira L
Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls With Chocolate Chips. Simple And Healthy Snack.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 -15

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 

  • Combine dates, 1/2 cup oats and coconut oil and process in a food processor until finely chopped.
  • 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.
  • !Optional! You can wrap bowl with plastic wrap and chill mixture for 1 hour, to make it easier to work with.
  • 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.
  • Store balls in air tight container of a zip lock bag in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 75mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1600IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 0.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Snack
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I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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46 Comments

  1. Beautiful photos! And we are twinning with recipes! Yay for date-sweetened healthy pumpkin treats! 🙂

  2. Love energy bites,, they’re perfect snacks to have handy. Love these pumpkin ones, they look so tasty! Can’t wait to whip up a batch soon too 🙂

  3. I love thees no-bake treats! So healthful and energy-filled, but still lots of fun fall flavors! You inspire me! 🙂