Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Pops + Food Judgement

Just three ingredients are needed to make these soft, cake-like balls which have the texture of a cake pop! Taking only 10 minutes to whip up, these Pumpkin ‘cake pops’ are paleo, vegan, refined sugar-free and gluten-free! 

Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Pops- Three easy ingredients and 10 minutes- You be in control of the texture- Soft or dense! High in fiber and very low in fat! {Vegan, gluten-free + paleo friendly} - thebigmansworld.com

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Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Pops- Three easy ingredients and 10 minutes- You be in control of the texture- Soft or dense! High in fiber and very low in fat! {Vegan, gluten-free + paleo friendly} - thebigmansworld.com

I wasn’t intending on sharing these simple yet delicious pumpkin cake pops until next week, especially since I don’t usually post a slew of recipes in a row. However, after some heart to hearts, brussels sprouts to brussels sprouts and (insert analogy of choice here) with Alexis, I’ve decided to share it sooner than later- With good reason. 

Since I’ve arrived in Columbus, I’ve had the pain pleasure of hanging out with Alexis on several occasions. Whether it’s chilling at a cafe and working on our respective blogs, going to this ridiculous sized outdoor Mall or just cruising the streets of German Village like Jay-Z and Beyonce- It’s always an epic time and always involves something we both enjoy- Food. 

Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Pops- Three easy ingredients and 10 minutes- You be in control of the texture- Soft or dense! High in fiber and very low in fat! {Vegan, gluten-free + paleo friendly} - thebigmansworld.com

Unlike Alexis, I don’t have a dietician certification behind my blog. Sure, I’ve got college majors and a minor in it, but at the end of the day, my degree with my name on it is NOT under the nutrition and dietetic umbrella. However, similar to her, I regularly share a full day of meals on here and preach butter, greens and everything in between. While I often do receive negative feedback or snarky remarks on my meals (“stop eating so much processed foods!”), I usually just brush them off and go back to enjoying my pizza or bowl of broccoli. 

Probably not the latter.

I honestly find Alexis sharing a full day of meals or showcasing her eats to generally be much appreciated and unique- How often do you see certified dietitians share their meals and show you that yes, they are real people too? That is why it’s annoying and ridiculous seeing people under the guise of ‘anonymous’ feel like they have the right to pose judgement or make false accusations of her intake, her choices or her consumption. 

Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Pops- Three easy ingredients and 10 minutes- You be in control of the texture- Soft or dense! High in fiber and very low in fat! {Vegan, gluten-free + paleo friendly} - thebigmansworld.com

Having spent time with her, I know for a fact that everything she posts is 100% accurate, which ties in perfectly with today’s recipe- These pumpkin ‘cake pops’. After a morning of baking these cookies and these cake pops, I went to meet her and brought her half of both- I, myself, had eaten the other that morning as a combination of breakfast and lunch. Let’s just say by the time we left her workplace to grab dinner, the box was near empty. 

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“How do these taste?”

“They taste So good- Like those things, cake things!”

“Cake pops?”

“Yes! Cake pops!”

“So you sure I can post them?”

“YES!”

Friends, Alexis gave me her seal of approval and she has an epic palette. If these don’t turn out delicious, you can blame her and her sabotaging ways.

Just kidding. 

Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Pops- Three easy ingredients and 10 minutes- You be in control of the texture- Soft or dense! High in fiber and very low in fat! {Vegan, gluten-free + paleo friendly} - thebigmansworld.com

These healthy three ingredient ‘cake pops’ are soft and cake like and literally take 10 minutes to whip up in your oven! Ironically, they are the EXACT same ingredients as the three ingredient pumpkin ‘fudge’ but baked lightly to give it the delicious ‘cake’ like texture coconut flour naturally possesses. Naturally paleo, vegan and gluten free, these are also refined sugar-free and very low in fat.While coconut flour with a dash of coconut palm sugar is generally pleasantly sweet, go ahead and add some optional chocolate chips to the batter to take it up a notch- I won’t disapprove. 

Depending on the texture you prefer, simply adjust the oven cooking time- 

Soft + VERY cake-like- Less time. 

Firm + Crumbly like a loaded cookie- More time. 

Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Pops- Three easy ingredients and 10 minutes- You be in control of the texture- Soft or dense! High in fiber and very low in fat! {Vegan, gluten-free + paleo friendly} - thebigmansworld.com

Make these healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin ‘cake pops’ and whether you eat 10 meals a day, 10 chickens a day or half a pan of these cake pops- You do you, I do me, and let Alexis have her cake (pop) and eat (12) it too. 

Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Pops

Just three ingredients are needed to make these soft, cake-like balls which have the texture of a cake pop! Taking only 10 minutes to whip up, these Pumpkin 'cake pops' are paleo, vegan, refined sugar-free and gluten-free!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a large cookie sheet or baking tray and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut flour, pumpkin puree, granulated sweetener and cinnamon mix well. If using chocolate chips, mix those in until fully incorporated.
  • Using your hands, shape into small balls and place on the greased cookie sheet. Depending on the texture you want, bake for around 10 minutes (for a softer cake texture) or up to 15 minutes (very dense and crumbly). Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before eating.

Notes

* Depending on the brand of coconut flour you use, you may need more pumpkin puree. Also, depending on the amount of chocolate chips you add, you may need more pumpkin- Adjust accordingly (batter should be firm yet still relatively soft.
** If you use extra, you'll need to add more pumpkin.
Cake pops can be stored at room temperature in a covered container for up to a week or frozen.
Adapted from 3 Ingredient Pumpkin 'Fudge'

Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Pops- Three easy ingredients and 10 minutes- You be in control of the texture- Soft or dense! High in fiber and very low in fat! {Vegan, gluten-free + paleo friendly} - thebigmansworld.com

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75 thoughts on “Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Pops + Food Judgement

  1. These seem easy enough and what a cute idea! I’m still spastic with coconut flour, but I am totally feeling homesick for the states with the lack of pumpkin foods in the UK so I will HAVE to make it on my own!

  2. Pumpkin cake balls. What a white girl. Totally kidding— these are genius and I’d like to make them and not share with my college friends.
    Speaking of pumpkin things, I was eating two slices of pumpkin bread with ice cream for dessert in the dining hall a couple nights ago, and people were definitely looking at me as if I was surely going to get the “sophomore spread.”

  3. Oooh, the fudge looked good, but I think I like these even better.

    I’m sure people judge me. I mean, I use canned pasta sauce, for goodness sake. The horror!! LOL. Luckily, most people have the good sense to keep their judgement to themselves, because obviously I don’t give a crap.

  4. I’ve never been much into posting the whole “here’s what I ate today” thing. I know a lot of people do, and a lot of people can make that kinda funny…but it’s just not my cup of tea. (No, I am not drinking a cup of tea right now!) But I do wish I was eating these cake pops. I only wish they had 4-ingredients. I’m not sure what the 4th would be…I just like the number 4. Haha…just kidding! Well done, mate!!

  5. i loved alexis post. great way to show we are human and no matter what we eat we will be judged.. sigh. But we have a great group of friends and support. So even if i ate cake pops at every meal, i wouldn’t be judged (much) but you. LOL! i would so eat these all day long.. make me cornbread pop next thought please

  6. I love this post and it’s great that you and Alexis have each other. I am often judged by what I eat or what I give my kids because I am a Nutritionist, people think we all just eat vegetables and fruit 🙂 Balance is so important and people need to stop judging! Oh and these pumpkin cake pops? My new favorite. I can’t wait to make them!

  7. Dear Arman, these just sound so good! I have not had breakfast yet, but I would prefer to snack on a few of these! Pinning for later. Have a wonderful day my friend, Catherine

  8. Shall i make these this weekend? I kinda think i shall 😉 And i even like that they’re not on a stick because who has time to put them on a stick.. just saying.

    I love it when bloggers show a full day of eats! I used to be brutally comparative a while back.. but then again it often inspired me to realize people that were dietitians and health coaches were still “indulging” and being real people. For me now, I think the full day of eats is an awesome place to find new ideas and change up meal routines that we can get sucked into.

    Also.. I feel you on the judgment! I’ve had plenty of comments about “growing multple chins just looking at this photo” (its usually like oatmeal or broccoli) or “why would you add fruity pebbles on top.. that just ruined any chance of this being healthy”.. or “wow good for you being so generous with nut butter”.. you can now refer to me as the Mother Teresa of nutbutter. you’re welcome 😉

    P.S. (L) (pumpkin spice latte if you werent catching on) i <33 all of your pumpkin BYE.

  9. Mmm I can dig it! By the way, I crumbled your pumpkin fudge over some vanilla ice cream the other night and it was too good! Today I am having it over Greek yogurt for a healthier version of that dessert.

  10. You could stack these and make pumpkin snow people if you strategically place the chocolate chips. 🙂 Or jack-o-lantern snow people for Halloween. 🙂 They look great, Arman. I really need to get some coconut flour so I can try these.

  11. I think when you’re in the business of talking about what you eat on a regular basis, you’re probably going to get judged regularly. All you can do is just ignore it, really – you know what you need and what you like to eat.

    Not jumping on the pumpkin bandwagon yet, buuuut I’m sure it’s coming.

  12. Food judgement is not cool. We are all different, with different appetites and needs.
    These cake pops, however look very cool.

  13. Can’t wait to try these – pinning for later! I’m originally from Ohio (NE part of the state) – isn’t German Village fun? Speaking of Ohio – these gems of yours look fabulous and happen to be the team colors of the Browns (football) and would be a fun treat to serve at a get together 😉

  14. I’ve been reading your blog for about 6 months now (love it!) and after today’s post, I understand why. I enjoy it so much: A) You’re friends with a RD (I’m a RD, LDN) and B) I love, love love pumpkin!!! Seriously, your recipes are delicious and simple. I have suggested your blog to quite a few of my patients and have even food demo’d one for an example of a healthy recipe. I appreciate that you understand that RDs eat real food (we may just practice balance a bit more that the average person). You should plan on going to FNCE with Alexis (if she’s going) and meet a ton of RDs!! Keep up the great blogging; I appreciate it!

  15. It’s weird, or not, I don’t ever get food judgment in my WIAW posts or any other really. Or maybe I do and it just goes right over my head. I suspect the former though. Maybe it’s a sign you guys have made IT, whatever that really is.

  16. Definitely tonnes of judgment out there. And it’s funny because people are actually super bad at accurately gauging how much someone eats. I remember a post you did a while back about how different the same meal can look from different angles or on different plates. Everybody just needs to mind their own business…

  17. I’m diggin all the pumpkin to soak balance out the super absorbent coconut flour. These sound like a really nice treat. My mom has one of those cake pop makers. I bet if I put these on a stick my little guy would go mental for them. Is it cool with you if I include a link to these in my fall inspiration round up post?

  18. I LOVE seeing full days of meals by bloggers–it’s one of my favorite types of posts to see–and also YouTube videos! And as for food judgment, you have NOOOOOOOOO idea! I’ve been judged for zoats, mixing curries together, eating sweet potatoes with peanut butter and more! I am the QUEEN when it comes to being judged for food!

  19. Is there a reason you opt for just cinnamon instead of pumpkin pie spice? Just curious! Also, do you think almond flour would substitute well for the coconut flour? Can’t wait to try this!

  20. Will these do well with a lollipop stick stuck into them and then dipped into dark chocolate? Or are they too crumbly? TIA

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