Pumpkin Spice and Cranberry Energy Bites
Pumpkin Energy Bites – Oats, almond butter, and pure maple syrup are combined with pumpkin, tangy dried cranberries, and toasty spices to make a delectable, healthy energy-bite dish.
Making this recipe is easy. It doesn’t require baking and only calls for staple cupboard goods. Though I do suggest letting the energy bites chill in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. This gives the flavors time to meld and the oats time to absorb some of the moisture. I believe that as the days pass, these energy bites get better.
This recipe originally called for peanut butter, but for some reason, the combination of pumpkin and peanut butter didn’t sit well with me. Additionally, I picked up a container of almond butter because I’ve been wanting to try it for a while. Just a brief aside: I often find great discounts at my local warehouse shop when looking for organic and specialty food goods. I bought the vanilla extract, chia seeds, and almond butter in bulk from BJ’s. The other day, I even spent less money there than I would have at Wegmans on additional pure maple syrup.
Pumpkin Energy Bites Ingredients
- Rolling oats, 1 1/2 cups
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and 1/4 cup of ground flax seed
- Canned pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup
- 1/3 cup of maple syrup only
- 50 ml of almond butter
- 1/4 cup of dried cranberries
- a single vanilla bean
- a tsp. of pumpkin spice
- tiny teaspoon of salt
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
- Stir until everything is well-combined. Add more oats or flax seed if the batter is too wet. Add more pumpkin or almond butter if it’s too dry.
- The batter should be refrigerated for half an hour to firm up. The balls will be easier to roll as a result.
- Divide into 20 pieces. Place in a container that keeps out air. Refrigerate for at least three hours.
Sugar:7 grams Tips for making ahead These energy bites can be made completely ahead of time and stored for up to three months in the freezer or refrigerator.