Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls made with almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin, dates, protein powder, and more! These warmly-spiced energy bites are quick and easy to make in the food processor.
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Pumpkin season is arguably THE BEST season of the year, and we’re diving right in with these Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls!
If you’re into any or all of the following, this protein ball recipe is right up your alley:
- Grain-free treats
- Quick, easy, packable healthy energy bites and protein balls
- Pumpkin spice and everything nice
- Protein-packed adventures
This delightful display of pumpkin is super easy to make, is ultra portable, and is packed with protein! Made with almonds, pumpkin seeds, dates, protein powder, almond butter, canned pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and chocolate chips (if you so choose), these epic bites are an explosion of fall flavor while keeping on the healthy end of the snack spectrum.
Let’s talk protein!
I use Bob’s Red Mill’s Vanilla Protein Powder to give the bites a protein infusion as well as a warm vanilla flavor and nice sweetness. The protein powder is sweetened with monk fruit sweetener, which means it is sweet without being packed with carbs – a definite win for those of us who are cognizant of our carb intake. The protein source is pea protein and chia seeds – a great plant-based source for those of you who try to get some of your protein from plant sources.
Let’s have a ball, shall we?
How To Make Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls:
These energy bites are so easy to make! Add all ingredients to a food processor and process! You can create your desired consistency by leaving the mixture somewhat chunky or processing it into a paste. For this round, I went the less chunky/paste route.
If you’re adding chocolate chips, stir them into the mixture once it has processed.
Transfer the mixture to a container and refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow it to set up.
Form energy balls and enjoy!
^Not a chocolate lover? Simply leave out the chocolate chips!
How To Store Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites:
Store energy bites in a sealed container in the refrigerator and simply snag one when the craving hits. You can also store them in the freezer in a zip lock bag if you can’t get through them within a week.
- Play with the portions of nuts and/or nut selection. You can use pecans, hazelnuts, or cashews!
- Swap sunflower seeds for the pumpkin seeds, or replace the seed portion of the recipe with nuts
- Add cacao nibs
- Omit the chocolate chips for a lower sugar treat.
- Use any nut butter you’d like in place of almond butter.
- Replace the honey with pure maple syrup
Looking for more healthy pumpkin recipes? Check it!:
- Vegan Pumpkin Snack Cake
- Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Paleo Pumpkin Coffee Cake
- Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Paleo Pumpkin Brownies
Pumpkin spice it up!
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Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup raw walnuts
- 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 10 large pitted medjool dates
- 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond butter
- 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup or honey, optional
- 2 scoops Bob's Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/2 tsp sea salt to taste
- 2/3 cup chocolate chips optional
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and process! You can create your desired consistency by leaving the mixture somewhat chunky or processing it into a paste.
- If you’re adding chocolate chips, stir them into the mixture once it has processed.
- Transfer the mixture to a container and refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow it to set up.
- Form energy balls and enjoy! Store in a sealable container or zip lock bag in the refrigerator or freezer.