Pumpkin Energy Balls

After trying the pumpkin fudge and the granola bars , I was just waiting to try energy bites .

The pumpkin energy balls is a chewy, tasty bites that can be prepared by using pumpkin purée, rolled oats and honey/ maple syrup along with nut butter. I have used a mix of peanut and almond butter. You can use either of one too. You can roast the oats before using it. I wanted a simpler and quicker version so skipped this step.

Ingredients (Makes 30 balls)

Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 10 mins
Refrigerating time – 4 to 5 hours
  • Pumpkin – 1 small, peeled and cubed
  • Rolled oats – 2.5 cups
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp
  • Nutmeg powder – 1 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch, grated
  • Vanilla extract – 2 tsp
  • Almond butter – 1/4 cup
  • Peanut butter – 1/4 cup
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Maple syrup – 1/4 cup
  • Coconut oil – 1 tsp

Steps

  • To prepare pumpkin purée sauté the pumpkin in 1 tsp oil with salt.
  • Cool it down and grind it to a smooth purée.
  • Add all the other ingredients except oats and give a pulse.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add in the rolled oats to prepare a smooth dough consistency.
  • Chill for 5 hours.
  • Roll balls out of the bowl. You can use coconut oil to roll if the dough is sticky.
  • Arrange it in a plate lined with baking sheet.
  • Chill it overnight. Stays good for a week refrigerated.

Enjoy the healthy, tasty and easy pumpkin energy balls !!

Keep it in refrigerator and use as it tends to get more chewy with time.

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