Easy, delicious cake-like bites which tastes exactly like a pumpkin spice latte but much healthier for you and only take 5 minutes to whip up! Soft and doughy, these no-bake bites and naturally vegan, gluten free, dairy free and come with a paleo and high protein option- A delicious snack or treat anytime!
Just a few things first-
Thank you all so much for your feedback about the upcoming blogging initiative announced in yesterday’s post. I was floored with the emails received and the amount of interest already- Christine and I are pumped to iron out the kinks this Wednesday and have an official announcement next week of what the actual initiative will entail. If you’re looking at growing your blog strategically and making a solid income- Stay tuned.
“I am the biggest douche bag. I just went to Starbucks and bought a pumpkin spice latte so I can make some no bake bites which tastes exactly like it. The drink legit is like sugar in a cup.
1 cup coconut flour, 4 cups sugar, 1 tsp pumpkin. Boom”
“Legit and some whole milk.”
“Lol! I tried to be healthy and got almond milk and it’s still feverish.”
If you don’t believe that is how the conversation went down, ask Alexis to take a screenshot from her phone. I literally went to Starbucks, bought the seasonal latte and gave myself a sugar coma. I also made these healthy no-bake pumpkin spice latte bites taste like the real deal.
See the things I do for the blog?
Just kidding I would have ordered one of those drinks anyway because I’m a sheep.
I guess part of the reason I was so keen to try this beverage was the intense hype surrounding it. Last year, I remember Instagram and social media blowing up with the number of people going crazy over this seasonal drink. As with anything that gets hyped up, it can often lead to disappointment or in my case, the onset of a sugar hangover.
Was the drink delicious? You bet…..But only after one sip.
Are these no-bake bites delicious? You bet….and NOT only after one bite.
These Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latté Bites are what you want a pumpkin spice latté to taste like- Sweet, satisfying and bonus points if they are healthy too! They are soft, doughy and remind me of a pumpkin spiced cake in terms of texture! They literally take five minutes to whip up and are the perfect seasonally appropriate snack or healthy dessert to have on hand. Not only are these bites healthy, they are also suitable for those following a vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free diet. For my paleo friends, take note of the necessary adjustments to make them compliant.
My favorite way to eat these are straight from the fridge or even better, the freezer- Simply thaw for about 10 minutes and biting into it is like…..Well, make them and you’ll see.
Make these Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latté Bites and save yourself money, reputation and a trip to the ER for a sugar high.
- 1 3/4 cups gluten-free oat flour (can sub for rolled oats, oat bran or quick oats)*
- 1/4 cup coconut flour (can sub for almond or extra oat flour)**
- 2 T granulated sweetener of choice (I used coconut palm sugar)***
- 1 T pumpkin pie spice (or a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a dash of ginger)
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup cashew butter (can sub for any nut butter)
- 1/4 cup brown rice syrup (can sub for any sticky sweetener)****
- 1 T + dairy free milk of choice*****
- Cinnamon and granulated sweetener of choice, to coat bites in (optional)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sweetener, pumpkin pie spice and mix well.
- In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, heat your nut butter with your sticky sweetener until combined. Mix in your vanilla extract. Pour your wet mixture and pumpkin to the dry mixture and mix well. Depending on consistency, either add dairy free milk of choice or extra flour until a firm texture is formed.
- Using your hands, form into small bite sized balls. Roll balls in optional cinnamon/sugar mixture and place on a baking tray or plate. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes to firm up.
- * For paleo option, use 1/2 cup coconut flour
- ** If you use another flour, you may need to add 2-3 tablespoons to make the batter firm
- *** I used 2 tablespoons but adjust according to your desired level of sweetness
- **** For a paleo option, use maple syrup
- ***** Depending on the flour combination, you may need more- Adjust accordingly
If you ever go to Starbucks, what is your usual order?
Have you tried the infamous ‘PSL’ before?