Paleo Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

You only need 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make these Paleo energy bites. The perfect Fall snack! | Find the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com #snack #pumpkin

You know, sometimes, naming a recipe is really not easy. There are so many things you want to highlight and not enough words. Well, technically you can use as many words as you want but then your food blogger self reminds you that you have readers and they need to actually understand what it is you’re trying to make them eat. And they need to find this recipe in the first place so you should try to make that name search-engine friendly too. How does Easy 4-ingredient Paleo Vegan Healthy But Delicious Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chips Cookie Dough Energy Bites sound? Yep…that’s what I thought!

You only need 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make these Paleo energy bites. The perfect Fall snack! | Find the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com #snack #pumpkin

So I settled on Paleo Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites but you guys, let me tell you that this recipe scores on so many levels! Most important thing for us lazy-busy people: they are stupid easy to make. Your ingredients, in your food processor – done. Well ok, then you need to roll the dough into balls but that’s about it. I listed 15 minutes total time in the recipe box but you could be done in less than that. And did I mention that you only need 4 ingredients? Ahem I’m kind of lying here but I figured cinnamon and ginger are pantry staples so I don’t need to count them? Please? Ok so make it 4 or 6, you choose. In both case, pretty short list!

But really, what we actually care about is how good they are, right? To be honest with you, I made this recipe 4 times before sharing it with you because I wanted them to be perfect. I tried them with oats and I just didn’t like the chewy/grainy texture. Then I tried them with almond meal. Good, but not exactly what I wanted just yet. And finally, the winner was coconut flour! I love how it gives this great texture half-way between fudgy and cakey. Oh and then, I threw in some chocolate chips, just because…why not?

You only need 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make these Paleo energy bites. The perfect Fall snack! | Find the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com #snack #pumpkin

Fancy more snack ideas? I made you a list of 50+ clean eating snack ideas that you can download just below 👇👇 Print it, keep it on your phone and snack your heart away! Enjoy, friend!

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Makes 14 balls

Serving Size: 1 ball

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

Cal: 103 - Protein: 1.8g - Fat: 2.4g - Carbs: 20g - Fiber: 2g - Sugar: 14g
WW Old Points: 2 pts - Points+: 3 pts

Ingredients

  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted (if they are dry, soak them in warm water before)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs

Directions

  1. Add dates to the bowl of your food processor and pulse until they form a paste, scrapping the edges of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
  2. Add pumpkin puree, coconut flour, cinnamon and ginger. Pulse until the ingredients are combined. Add chocolate chips and mix with a spoon or spatula until well distributed.
  3. Roll mixture into balls (about one tablespoon each) and eat! Keep leftovers in the fridge.
http://notenoughcinnamon.com/2015/10/14/paleo-pumpkin-pie-energy-bites/

Fancy more snack ideas? I made you a list of 50+ clean eating snack ideas that you can download just below 👇👇 Print it, keep it on your phone and snack your heart away! Enjoy, friend!

You only need 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make these Paleo energy bites. The perfect Fall snack! | Find the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com #snack #pumpkin
You only need 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make these Paleo energy bites. The perfect Fall snack! | Find the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com #snack #pumpkin
share this post
leave a comment

Follow Not Enough Cinnamon on Instagram and show me what you've been making from the blog!
Tag me @NECinnamon and use the hashtag #NotEnoughCinnamon

posted in
Clean Eating Dairy Free Fall Recipes Gluten free Holidays Paleo Paleo/Primal Primal Recipes Refined Sugar Free Snacks Under 300 cal Vegan Vegetarian Winter Recipes
17 Comments
  1. Love the sound of this recipe and your ultimate dedication and commitment to getting it perfect! Interesting how you really can tell the difference between using oats, almond meal and coconut flour. Haven’t made too many things with coconut flour so definitely need to experiment with that one more (currently I’m all about the coconut flakes – my new favorite obsession)

    1. Thanks Vicky 🙂 I didn’t use oat flour and I really didn’t like the chewy texture of the whole oats… The difference between almond meal and coconut flour was more subtle, but coconut won my heart! Girl you will fall in love with coconut flour. There’s so many things you can do with it, it’s crazy!! But you’re right, coconut flakes are pretty awesome too 😉

  2. Thank you so much for your recipes. I have made quite a few. I have liked them all a lot. This one has to be one of those that becomes more loved each time one makes it.
    My friend wanted a pumpkin surprise for his birthday. This was perfect. I will let you know what he says.
    Good luck on your new adventure. Welcome to the North American Continent. I hope you enjoy your stay here.

  3. Made these last night – I love how easily things come together in food processor! But I COULD NOT get these to roll into balls. They just kept coming apart in my hands. So I took the whole mixture and pressed it into the bottom of a waxed paper-lined glass dish and cut into squares this morning. Pretty tasty!

    1. Hi Jen! I’m sorry to hear you had trouble rolling them! What was the issue? Too crumbly? Too sticky? Would love to know because I’ve never had this problem before. But I’m glad you still found them tasty 🙂

      1. My issue was that they were too crumbly to roll. I did soak the Medjool dates beforehand, but next time I won’t pat them quite so dry. I’ll let you know how it goes!

  4. I have been looking for a recipe like this but that has the added protein of a nut butter and maybe some seeds. Can you suggest a recipe that includes these?

    1. I can’t really think of a recipe with these additions, but you could try adding nut butter and seeds to this recipe! With the addition of nut butter, the batter might be a little bit too runny so you might have to add a little bit more coconut flour if needed.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *