Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites
Pumpkin spice goodness in a bite sized treat! 5 ingredients & less than 5 minutes!
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Servings: 13 balls
- 1 1/3 cup walnuts or pecans
- 6 medjool dates (2/3 cup) *see notes for low carb
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice to taste *see notes for homemade spice mix
- Pinch of salt
Pulse together walnuts and dates in a food processor a few times to break down into sticky crumbles.
Add pumpkin, spice and salt and pulse again to combine into a slightly chunky dough.
Taste and adjust to taste - more spice, salt, or a dash of dry sweetener, such as coconut sugar if you like.
Use a cookie scoop to form balls. Chill or freeze for at least 30 minutes to firm up for best consistency. ENJOY! :)
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Walnuts, dates, pumpkin from ALDI
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Pink Salt: https://amzn.to/2qDduFk
Pumpkin Spice Recipe. Combine the following in a small jar & shake to mix. Can easily be doubled.
To store: Keep refrigerated for about 10 days, or frozen up to 2 months, in an airtight container. ps they're delicious straight from the freezer!
To make these low carb: sub dates with 1/3 cup almond butter + a pinch of pure stevia powder or monk fruit extract, to taste + almond flour or coconut flour, to achieve the right consistency * I have not tried that in this particular recipe *
Macros: calories 112 Fat 8 g Carbohydrate 9 g Fiber 2 g NET Carb 7 g Protein 2 g
- 3 Tbs cinnamon
- 2 tsp ginger
- 2 tsp nutmeg
- 1-1/2 tsp allspice
- 1-1/2 tsp cloves