Yesterday marked the first day of Autumn, and food what screams Fall more than any other? Pumpkin of course! 'Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything and in celebration, here is a fall-inspired recipe for Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites. Yum!
(Makes about 10-15 bites, it made 13 for me)
- 1 cup oats
- 1/4 cup flax seed meal
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup pumpkin
- 2 tbs maple syrup
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbs mini chocolate chips (optional, but HIGHLY recommended)
- Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl and refrigerate for about 15 minutes.
- Scoop out dough and roll into 1-2 inch balls.
*I recommend storing these in the freezer as they can be quite sticky and soft at room temperature.
Nutrition facts per bite (assuming 13 total): 74 calories 3.8g Fat, 8.3g Carbs (2g fiber/2g sugar), 2.5g Protein
These bites make for a perfect anytime snack! They're sweet, but not overly so and they're full of all sorts of healthy ingredients. If you've got a sweet-tooth like me, these are the perfect craving crusher!! It's a dessert you don't have to feel bad about eating :)