Pumpkin Energy Bites Recipe

Pumpkin Energy Bites Recipe

This fall, Elite Sports Clubs fitness intern Taylor Thompson prepared this dish as a quick energy dessert for willing tasters following their workout at various Elite clubs locations. I personally love the great taste and ease of preparation for these Pumpkin Bites, which could be taken to a holiday party without any baking!

Pumpkin Energy Bites Recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: None

Yield: 28-36 balls

Ingredients:

  • 3-cups dry rolled oats, can be gluten free
  • 1-cup pumpkin purée, can be all natural
  • 1-cup peanut butter, can be all natural, or almond butter
  • 1/2-cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2-tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2-tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1-tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2-cup dark chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together. Form into 1-inch balls.
  2. Place on waxed paper and place on cookie sheet.
  3. Place in freezer for 1-hour, and then store into refrigerator until ready to eat.
  4. Keep covered. Will keep for up to a week.

Nutritional Information:

Each pumpkin ball/bite contains approximately 75-175 calories when making 36 balls, and depending on if adding chocolate. (Generally fewer calories than a 3” cookie.)

Additional option: if mixture is too moist, add 4-6 Tbsp.ground Flaxseed, 1-Tbsp. at a time.

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Rita Larsen Registered Dietitian at Elite Sports Clubs

Written by Rita Larsen, RDN, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Rita is certified in Positive Psychology, University of Penn; has a BS in Dietetics from Kansas State University; and an Internship and Masters at the Indiana University Medical Center.

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