I’m just as basic as the next girl. When the pumpkin spice latte comes out, I’m the first in line. Fall is the season for us to infuse pumpkin into everything from candles to our coffee and I love a good pumpkin bread or muffin.
This year, I decided to try my hand and making a healthy pumpkin treat.
We love energy bites in our house all year long. The no-bake recipes are easy to make and can pass for breakfast on-the-go or an afternoon snack.
The challenge in making a pumpkin energy bite was to create a recipe without sugar. Pumpkin isn’t naturally sweet, so I decided to use maple syrup as a natural sweetener.
It’s balanced out with almond butter and chocolate chips. I hope you’ll trade in your normal granola bar or energy bite this month for the pumpkin version.
- 2 cups oatmeal
- ½ cup pureed pumpkin
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup salted peanuts
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Add all ingredients to the food processor and pulse until thoroughly mixed.
Refrigerate for 10 minutes and then roll into balls.
Store in the refrigerator.
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