No bake pumpkin pie energy balls - rich, light, and fluffy these pumpkin balls are a quick 15 minute snack which you can make and enjoy. This quick no bake pumpkin pie energy bites requires no dates and is a healthy snack to pair with Pumpkin Spice Latte or Iced Tea or Pumpkin Hot Chocolate or Tea or Chai or Coffee
Let's face it making Pumpkin Pie is one hell of a task. You have to make a pie dough, then make Pumpkin Pie filling. The kitchen gets messy, you need to make the dough, then refrigerate it, bake it and the process continues...
Here you are combining the goodness of Pumpkin Pie in one single ball. And, my homemade and Most traditional Pumpkin Pie spice makes those balls absolutely irresistible.
Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls
When this crisp season of fall kicks in, I simply cannot contain myself. My love for this cold foggy mornings and cozy evenings sipping warm drinks gets the best of me.
I love Pumpkin. Especially a Traditional Pumpkin Pie. And, I am sure you all do. But, here is something that takes the mess, the calories, the unhealthy fat content out of a traditional Pumpkin Pie.
And, what's more - it's presented to you in a form of bite sized balls which you can munch on!
Pumpkin Pie in a portable bite size treat
These Pumpkin spice balls will be your post workout or pre workout snack that you can munch on guilt-free.
No need to keep yourself away from your favorite pumpkin pie for one cheat meal in a month.
Indulge in these healthy pumpkin pie energy bites and you'll feel like you are doing your fall right.
Ingredients to make Pumpkin Spice Balls
- Sunflower Seed Butter - You can replace this with almond butter or peanut butter or any other seed butter
- Pumpkin Puree
- Liquid Sweetener - Agave Syrup or Pure Maple Syrup or Stevia Extract or anything that you like.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice - You can use the generic brands available in the market or just make your own.
- Coconut Flour - Coconut flour holds the balls together. This replaces your need to use dates. Please do not skip coconut flour. You can replace this with gluten-free oats flour but then it won't be keto or paleo.
How to Make Healthy Pumpkin Energy Balls
- Step 1: In a microwave safe bowl heat up sunflower seed butter and liquid sweetener until warm. Whisk well until combined.
- Step 2: Combine this with coconut flour, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix well until you get a firm and thick batter.
- Step 3: Use your hands to make small bite sized Pumpkin Pie energy balls. Place them on a lined sheet. Refrigerate until firm.
Storing Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls
These Pumpkin spice balls should be stored in a sealed container and must be refrigerated. They stay fresh for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Can I Freeze Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls
These healthy Pumpkin energy bites are freezer friendly. Wrap them in parchment paper and place them in a sealed container or a ziplock bag.
You can enjoy it anytime later. These stay fresh in the freezer for up to 6-months.
For best taste, I recommend that you thaw these no bake pumpkin spice balls for up to half an hour at room temperature before serving.
Can I use Protein Powder to make No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites
Yes definitely. Use 1 scoop (32-35 grams) of your favorite flavor of Protein Powder to make Pumpkin energy bites.
But, make sure you do not replace coconut flour with Protein Powder. In case you are using protein powder then you might have to add some more Pumpkin Puree.
Are energy balls the same as protein balls?
Yes. Protein Balls and Energy Balls are the exact same thing. Protein Balls is basically a snack that is made with seed butter or nut butter, sweetener and of course almond meal or coconut flour.
And energy balls is just a similar name for protein balls.
Why are my energy balls not sticking together?
Your Energy Balls might not be sticking together because of following reasons:
- You might have not used enough coconut flour.
- Maybe you have used less almond butter or peanut butter or any other butter that you are using.
Do protein balls give you energy?
Yes. This might come as a surprise to you, if you haven't used it. But, it has got carbs along with protein which gives you a quick boost of energy.
Many people ask, Do they work? Well yes. They do. You do get a quick burst of energy. But, I try to take it before workout. And sometimes after workout as well. This contains fast absorbing carbs and protein which your body needs post workout. So there is nothing wrong with these protein balls.
More Pumpkin Recipes
- Crustless Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Fudge
- Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Muffins
- Pumpkin Mac & Cheese
- Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
No Bake Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls
- 2 cups Sunflower seed butter can substitute for Peanut butter or any other nut butter or any other seed butter
- ½ cup agave syrup can substitute for pure maple syrup
- ¾ cup coconut flour
- 2 tablespoon Pumpkin Puree
- 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
- In a microwave safe bowl heat up sunflower seed butter (or any other butter that you are using) along with agave syrup ( or any other sweetener which you are using) until warm. Whisk well until combined.
- Combine this with coconut flour in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Add in Pumpkin puree and Pumpkin pie spice. Mix well until you get a firm and thick batter.
- If the batter is too thick then add some more coconut flour.
- Use your hands or a cookie scooper to form small balls. The size doesn't matter.
- Place them on a lined sheet. Refrigerate until firm.