Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites

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Anyone who knows me knows that pumpkin is one of my all time favorite foods; I’m OBSESSED! These protein bites taste like rolled up pumpkin pie filling, but each serving also has almost 7 grams of protein! They are totally vegan, gluten free, and super easy to make. The key is to not add extra pumpkin because you think they are too dry. Just food process a little longer. Then stick in the fridge to harden the dough a little. My kids love these, and they are made from carrots pumpkin, raisins, nuts and flax!

Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls Ingredients

Total Time:10 minutes

Yield: 16 serving(s)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoon canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon agave

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Roll into 16 bite sized balls.
  3. Store in a Tupperware in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving Size: 2 balls

Calories: 240

Protein: 6.75 gram(s)

Fat: 15.5 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 23.5 gram(s)

Fiber: 6.75 gram(s)

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13 Comments


on October 25, 2017 at 5:20 PM Reply

Can you use chia seeds instead of the flax seed?


    on October 27, 2017 at 3:13 PM Reply

    Yes, you could definitely try that!


on October 27, 2016 at 8:23 AM Reply

Wow! It looks delicious and I love pumpkins a lot...thanks for this recipe.


on September 19, 2015 at 2:32 PM Reply

they were a little bland, so I added a scoop of vanilla protein powder and dark chocolate chips.


on September 4, 2015 at 4:42 PM Reply

Are these cooked or do you eat them raw?


    on September 4, 2015 at 6:08 PM Reply

    They are not cooked! Easy peasy!


on August 11, 2015 at 11:56 AM Reply

Is there an easy substitute for the agave? I don't have any of that, but have absolutely everything else in my pantry to make these right now!


    on August 12, 2015 at 1:21 PM Reply

    Honey will work!


on June 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM Reply

This sounds a little like the building blocks of LARAbars, which are my favorite. Have you ever made these in a Vitamix? If so, would I use the wet or dry blade?


on February 26, 2015 at 12:29 PM Reply

I just made these and they don't taste like pumpkin much to me? Are the measurements above right? Is it 2 level Tbsps. of pumpkin?


    on October 7, 2015 at 7:45 PM Reply

    I agree. Next time I will put lots more pumpkin.


on January 14, 2015 at 10:59 AM Reply

not a fan of dates...could prunes be substituted? thanks!


    on January 22, 2015 at 8:29 PM Reply

    You could try it! Let me know how it comes out!



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