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No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

A plate of pumpkin spice energy balls. One of the fat bombs has a bite. The texture is gooey and soft.

 Made with only 5 ingredients – raw cashews, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices, these healthy and easy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls are the best fat bomb recipe this Fall. They are gooey, soft and chewy. This pumpkin recipe is also Vegan, Keto, Paleo, and refined sugar free.

 

Energy bites, bliss balls or snack bars. These no bake treats are my go to pre-workout snack or afternoon pick me up almost every day. There are so many flavors you can make them into.

For example? Other than these pumpkin spice balls, I also my peanut butter balls, no bake cookie dough bars, and more. I always try to switch things up and experiment different combinations.

Now, ladies and gentleman, it is almost fall. I have to make a batch of Pumpkin Spice flavored.

 

A plate of pumpkin spice energy balls from above with sprinkle of pumpkin spice and cacao nibs on top

 

These energy balls taste like pumpkin cheesecake paired pumpkin spice latte all in one bite.

Heaven.

It is soft and gooey.

That’s right, if you are waiting impatiently for Starbucks to come out with its pumpkin spice latte (I mean, come on), this pumpkin spice energy ball recipe could hold you over for a little longer.

 

 

Why do I love Energy balls

 

a plate of pumpkin spice energy balls with sprinkle of pumpkin spice and cacao nibs on top.

 

First of all, they are so versatile. You can prepare a batch ahead of time. Then you can pop one or two with your coffee in the morning, as a pre-workout snack, night cap dessert and more.

Second, you can tailor this energy ball recipes to the way you prefer. When I’m feeling chocolate, I make a batch of No Bake Double Chocolate Cookies. Or  Mini Raw Vegan Carrot Cake Bites for some Easter Vibe.

Third, they are so easy to make. All you need is to blend all the ingredients, use a cookie dough scooper or roll into balls.

 

How to Make Pumpkin Spice?

 

I will have to admit that I horde Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice every year when fall comes around. By the way, it is hands down my favorite time of the year to visit Trade Joes, when they are stocked with everything pumpkin.

You can find pumpkin spice or pumpkin pie spice in other grocery stores, but they are more expensive.

Here is how you can make your own pumpkin spice:

  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

 

Mix all the spices up and there you have pumpkin pie spice before the official fall season comes.

 

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

 

Instruction step by step on how to make pumpkin spice energy balls in a blender.

 

These Pumpkin Spice Energy balls are so easy to make!

First, soak the raw cashews overnight in warm water and a pinch of salt. This process will not only soften the nuts and result in creamy energy bites texture, but also sprout the nuts.

Sprouting nuts make the nutrients and minerals easier for our bodies to digest.

Here are the ingredients you need for this pumpkin recipe:

  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Cashews
  • Nut butter of choice (I used pecan butter)
  • Dates
  • Pumpkin spice

Optional Ingredients

  • Cacao Nibs 
  • Coconut flour

 

Optional Ingredients and Substitution for this Pumpkin Recipe

 

a plate of pumpkin spice energy balls with sprinkle of cinnamon and cacao nibs on top.

 

1. Nuts and Seeds

I love using raw cashews because it results in the most creamy texture for this no bake energy ball recipe. But you could use other kinds of raw nuts of your choice.

2. Nut or Seed Butter

The best type to use here is smooth nut butter. I used pecan butter in this pumpkin spice energy ball recipe. But I also love peanut butter (if you are not following paleo diet), almond butter or cashew butter.

If you have nuts allergy, you can use sunflower seeds butter or tahini (which is made from sesame seeds).

3. Coconut Flour

Use a few tablespoon of coconut flour if the batter turns out too soft. Sometimes, depending on how runny the nut butter and pumpkin puree are, the batter texture can vary.

4. Sweetener of Choice (Keto, Paleo Options)

In this pumpkin spice Energy Balls recipe, I used medjol dates which is paleo friendly. You can also use honey if you are not following vegan diet. Maple syrup will also be an amazing fall themed sweetener for this pumpkin spice recipe.

In order to make this energy ball recipe Keto Friendly, substitute for keto friendly sweetener such as stevia.

 

Finally, scroll down to check out the full recipe and directions for this healthy and easy pumpkin spice energy ball recipe. It is the the Paleo, Keto, and Vegan Pumpkin recipe for the fall. get Rollin’.

 

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Yield: 12

No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls (Vegan, Keto, Paleo)

No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls (Vegan, Keto, Paleo)

An easy 5-ingredient pumpkin recipe that makes the best fall snack. These no Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls are Paleo, Vegan, Keto, Low Carb, and Refined Sugar Free.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Soak nuts in warm water and a pinch of sea salt over night. Drain and rinse a few times before blending.
  2. Remove the pits from dates and chop them up roughly *
  3. Pulse nuts and pumpkin spice in a food processor until finely blended.
  4. Add pumpkin puree and dates Blend again until gooey. Fold in Cacao Nibs if using any.
  5. Leave "dough” in the fridge or freezer for about 20 minutes to chill (preventing the dough from sticking to hands or cookie scooper)
  6. Use a cookie scooper or hand to make cookie dough into 12 balls. Press the balls down to cookie shape with the palm of your hands. 
  7. Sprinkle some extra pumpkin spice. Freeze, ENJOY!

    Notes

    1. If the dough is too soft, add 1 - 2 tablespoon of coconut flour until the the consistency become "dough" like nut still slightly soft. Coconut flour can help reduce the moisture. Refrigeration will also help firm up the texture.
    2. Add more or less dates depending on your sweet tooth preference.
    3. *Originally, the recipe uses soaked dates which are much softer. I have modified it to unsoaked dates which result in a more gooey and less mushy texture.

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    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    12

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 6mg Carbohydrates: 12g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 8g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
    The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredient I choose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

     

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      Posted at 14:35h, 28 August Reply

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