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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Energy Balls

  • Author: Katja Heino
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 24 balls 1x

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter (like this)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp pumpkin puree (like this)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (THIS is my fav brand)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal (like this) (or sub 1/4 cup almond flour)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds (I like THIS brand)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut  (like this)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (I use THIS dairy and soy free brand)

 


Instructions

  1. Whisk together peanut butter, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse oats several times until broken up but not powdery.  How chunky you want your oats is a personal preference.
  3. Add oats, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, shredded coconut, and salt to peanut butter mixture.  Mix to combine.  Hands work best here.  Fold in chocolate chips. 
  4. Roll into 24 balls.  Using a mini ice cream scoop will help keep them uniform.
  5. Store in air-tight container in fridge or freezer

 


Notes

I like Primal Palate Pumpkin Pie Spice or you can make your own:  2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger powder, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon all spice, and 1/8 teaspoon clove powder. Use 1 teaspoon of this mixture for this recipe.

THIS is the ice cream scoop set that use for making balls.  I use the smaller of the three.

Keywords: energy balls