No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

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! 

Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites- Delicious, healthy bites which taste JUST like a Pumpkin Spice Cake without the need for baking! Quick, easy and a delicious snack! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo recipe}-


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Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites- Delicious, healthy bites which taste JUST like a Pumpkin Spice Cake without the need for baking! Quick, easy and a delicious snack! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo}

“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.”

Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites- Delicious, healthy bites which taste JUST like a Pumpkin Spice Cake without the need for baking! Quick, easy and a delicious snack! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo}

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.


Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites- Delicious, healthy bites which taste JUST like a Pumpkin Spice Cake without the need for baking! Quick, easy and a delicious snack! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo}

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.

Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites- Delicious, healthy bites which taste JUST like a Pumpkin Spice Cake without the need for baking! Quick, easy and a delicious snack! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo}

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. 

Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites- Delicious, healthy bites which taste JUST like a Pumpkin Spice Cake without the need for baking! Quick, easy and a delicious snack! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo}

Make these Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latté Bites and save yourself money, reputation and a trip to the ER for a sugar high.

Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites

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!
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  • 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
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Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites- Delicious, healthy bites which taste JUST like a Pumpkin Spice Cake without the need for baking! Quick, easy and a delicious snack! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo}

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133 thoughts on “No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

  1. I would devour the entire batch. These sound awesome, Arman 😀

    I have not tried the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks believe it or now. I used to get a similar specialty from my local coffee shop before discovering how to make it myself haha (#foodsnob) and if I do go to Starbucks I usually order the caramel frap, but I have been wanting to try the strawberry flavor :3


  2. Ahhh I love this! Can’t wait to try your healthy version of a PSL. I have to tell you – I love everything pumpkin but I can’t stand the PSL. It’s waaaay too sweet for me. I know, sacrilege!

      1. these look delicious!! But your over-used, frequently mentioned – you almost got diabetes from a PSL throughout the blog detracts from your recipe – unnecessary call out of the term diabetes whether it’s meant to be funny or not. Know who your readers are.

        1. Hi Holly! Thanks so much for letting me know and I do apologise- coming from a family where 3/4 of them do have diabetes, it is inappropriate. I have ammended it and will refrain from it moving forward.

          1. Your recipe looks great and your blog is too. Don’t let an overly sensitive pansy ass who needs to put on her big girl panties tell you what to say on your page. This is America, and for now, we do still have freedom of speech.

  3. Heck yeah! These bites look awesome! I do enjoy pumpkin spices, but the Starbucks PSL is crazy sweet for me. If I ever go there (which isn’t too often since it’s not convenient for where we live) then I ask them to put half the amount of sugar syrup in it. It’s still sweet…but at least I dont have to go straight to the dentist after leaving! But let’s talk about these bites. I kinda want to play a little game and see how many I can shove in my mouth at the same time. Betting starts at 7…no, 8. 🙂

      1. a couple of questions on the pumpkin spice latte bites. Do you know the calorie count? Also, how many balls does the recipe yield? How would you store them, refrigerator or freezer for a week or longer? Thanks so much! I have been asked to make a healthy dessert for a event. Since I specialize in wedding and birthday cakes this is not really something I worry about! Ha!

        1. It makes roughly 3 cups of goo before you roll them into balls. How many bites you get depends on how big you make them. Mine did not refrigerate well; they turned goopy and kind of slimy after 24 hours in my fridge.

  4. Whaaaa? They totally looks like they’ve been baked, but they’re not! I usually have one or two PSLs in the fall, but I order them “Skinny”, which i know is filled with artificial sweeteners, but whatever.
    My usual order at Starbucks is an Americano. Give me allll the espresso!

  5. WOW these sound and look super duper yummy!! Starbucks is evil but we all love it 🙂 I used to get the PSL years ago before I found out about my dairy intolerance so now I am either a hot or iced tea girl. I usually just make my own version at home with almond or coconut milk. Maybe as a treat one day this season I will be adventurous and get the PSL made with the Starbucks coconut milk even though I think the ingredients in it are crap. But hey we all have to get out and enjoy life every now and again! 😉

  6. My friend and I were just talking about PSLs last night!! She said it tastes disgusting and the distasteful orange color of the actual drink makes it even more disgusting. Which is why I’ll stick with pumpkin bread pudding from the dining hall.
    I’d eat these PSL bites inside a Starbucks and make all the white girls jealous.

  7. I’m cracking up at your post!! I hope you got an insulin shot for that latte. These balls look damn delicious, so thanks for risking your health for this recipe. 😉

  8. I made a PSL at my job today…and hated it because anything with espresso tastes like death. So instead I made a café au lait with the pumpkin spice syrup in it and that was WORTH IT! Thanks for the recipe Arman. I am excited read about your initiative 🙂

  9. I am not really a PSL fan. It’s just too sweet! I am usually a coconut milk latte kind of girl.
    But I am a fan of no bake cookie, like these.

  10. It was only after a week in Perth that I realised there are no starbucks here! I mean it’s great because there are so many other smaller coffee shops around which is good for small business but… I think I miss ‘bucks! Just knowing you can go, grab a coffee, hang around for hours using their wifi, watching the world go by… That’s what starbucks had down to a tee!
    I used to order an Americano (long black) and then ask for a shot of the pumpkin syrup in a separate cup. That way I could add as much or as little as I want without the instant diabetes!

      1. Don’t worry – I have been exploring my local coffee shops this past week and I have many AMAZING ones on my doorstep. Starbucks is great when you don’t have choice. Now I have so many choices = coffee heaven!

  11. It’s hard to believe pumpkin spice is already back in season but I’m excited! At first glance I thought these were donut holes haha- they look so good! I can’t wait to break out my pumpkin spice mixture and canned pumpkin and get to work!

  12. I’d take a batch of these over a PSL any day! I had a real PSL a few years back, and yeah… it was just way too sweet for me. Those fancy sweetened coffees used to be the only ones I could drink back when I first started, but now? Pike Place or Americano for me!

  13. I’m a fan of their green tea latte, which I get unsweetened with soy. I don’t know the ingredients in their powder mix though and I probably don’t want to, so it’s a rare treat.

    Speaking of- how about some green tea latte bites?! 🙂

  14. I don’t generally go to Starbucks! Most of the time my order is water! LOL! I really don’t like drinking artificial high-caloric beverages at all. I prefer chewing! So I’d very much prefer these pumpkin spice latte bites you made! 😀

  15. But oat flour isn’t Paleo…. 🙁 Paleo means grain-free. Usually the only flours you find in paleo recipes are almond, coconut, and arrowroot starch. Sometimes flaxseed meal or other nut flours. Never oats. I’m sad, because these really look amazing!

    1. Hi Rochell!

      I’m aware that oat flour isn’t paleo and understand what the paleo diet entails- Hence many of my recipes are paleo friendly, as this one is too- Please read the instructions as the paleo option is listed there. Thanks!

      1. Hi! For your paleo option, do you use only 1/2 cup coconut flour? Seems like not enough compared to the 1 3/4 oat flour in the original recipe. Thank you!!!

  16. Am I missing it, or does the recipe not mention how many this makes? I’d like to make these for snacks for a double whammy day coming up soon, but not knowing how many the original makes leaves me wondering if doubling it will be enough, or if it needs to be trebled or quadrupled (two events with allergy kids at opposite ends of the day).
    How many bites do you get per batch, roughly?

    1. Hi Deborah- You’re definitely not missing anything 🙂 I didn’t include it because people shape them in different sizes. Hm…..How many kids all up will be there? I can try and give you a ballpark estimate 😀

      1. Morning, we have soccer treats. 8 kids on the team. One batch would probably be enough to give 2 kid sized bites with no problem, but! In the evening we have a bonfire at church. Numbers uncertain. Since I have events on either side of the day, I was planning on making the stuff on Friday, and being done. Could you tell me about how many cups of mix you end up with in one batch before you roll them? Or how big a bowl they fill? I could guestimate from there pretty well. Or, if you know, say, you get 30 walnut sized balls (or 10), that would work, too.

        1. Ok, for those still trying to figure out amounts:
          The recipe as written makes roughly 3 cups of goop. If you make that in bites which are something between a teaspoon and a tablespoon (as I did… consistency was not a key for me), you’ll get upwards of 45. I got 56, with some bigger bites but most smaller.

  17. I totally get that joking about diabetes is a joke and it’s super popular. Yet it makes it seem like kids have done something wrong to get diabetes. And when a 2 year old or 7 year old gets diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, the last thing they need is ppl thinking they did something wrong.

    Anyways, we just say “it’s an auto-immune disorder of the pancreas” so we don’t get lumped in with “it’s your fault you are diabetic”. Maybe next time you could limit your mention of diabetes to 1 time, not 3 times. A step in the right direction. Thx.

    1. Hi Jacqui, I’m sorry this offended you- It wasn’t supposed to come across that way. I’ve grown up with 3/4 of my family being diagnosed or already diagnosed with it so I understand the seriousness of it all.

      No one was stating anything about it being anyone’s fault that they were diabetic 🙂

    2. I was going to comment on the same thing. I wish there was a different name for type I and type 2 diabetes because there is a huge difference between the two. And you certainly can’t give yourself type I by drinking a sugary drink.

      On a different note, these bites look delicious and I had a PSL from Starbucks a couple years ago and it was disgusting. So sweet and if I recall, didn’t even taste like pumpkin.

  18. How can you say these are healthy with 4 cups of sugar? All that other stuff you listed as healthy is not as bad as the sugar!

  19. The trick is to ask the barista to only add ONE pump of the pumpkin spice syrup or HALF a pump if you’re just having a tall and it tastes delicious!!
    My order goes like this:
    Grande iced latte, skimmed milk, single shot espresso and one pump of the pumpkin spiced flavour. 🙂

  20. Just made these today! I subbed 1/2 the oat flour for some pumpkin seed protein powder (for more protein) and they turned out perfect. Thanks for the recipe! I am excited to find some higher protein recipes that I can eat – which is no small task with all my food sensitivities 🙂

  21. I made these a couple of weeks ago because I had leftover pumpkin. I ended up liking these so much better than the other pumpkin treat I made (the one which left me with leftover pumpkin) that I couldn’t wait to make them again today! 🙂 Upon discovering that my big (29oz) can had 3 (!!) cups of pumpkin, I promptly decided to sextuple (that’s a word, right? like double, triple, quadruple…) the recipe (yes, using 10.5 cups of oats haha). I don’t even regret it one bit! 🙂 Great recipe!

      1. They are even better frozen! They don’t get rock hard, just firm – and the spices are so spot on! How nice to have a healthy way to satisfy a sweet tooth. 🙂 Thank you for a great recipe!

  22. Just want to clarify… if you go the Paleo route, you substitute only 1/2 cup of coconut flour for the 1 3/4 cups of oat flour and then add 2nd amount of coconut/other nut flour, right?

  23. Made these on Monday. The dough got really tough to mix, and I wasn’t sure I could get all the flour to incorporate so I added a tablespoon of almond milk. Then it was more gooey than it probably should’ve been, and now I’m convinced a little more effort would’ve made the original dough perfectly fine. I ended up adding a half tablespoon or so of coconut flour to firm it up a little. I rolled them in some of the remaining coconut sugar and cinnamon from the snickerdoodle bites. After 10 minutes in the fridge, I tasted them and was worried. They had almost no taste and the texture was even pretty uninteresting. Thankfully, after refrigerating them overnight, they’ve firmed up nicely and have a much more pumpkiny and delicious taste! Thanks again for a wonderful recipe! 🙂

  24. I was skeptical, thinking that these would be huge calorie bombs and would not fill me up. I had 5 balls for breakfast and I am so full I am not craving anything else! It was a very convenient breakfast, and it felt like I was eating cake 🙂 The only thing I might change is maybe take away some of the sugar, but there really isn’t that much sugar in them when you divide them all up. I love these and thank you so much for posting!

  25. Yummmmm! Making these right now! Love that you post an ingredient and follow each of them with (or something like this). I almost ALWAYS improvise, so it’s nice to know that it won’t turn out to be a sloppy mess when I sub in a few things 🙂 Thank you for posting!!!

  26. If we substitute the 1-3/4 cup oat flour for 1/2 cup of coconut flour, would you still use the 1/4 cup coconut flour as stated in the 2nd line of the recipe?

  27. I just made these with my boys (ages 3.5 & 1.5) about an hour ago. My 1 year old has already eaten 3! My 3 year old said that he wants to have these for his bedtime snack. 🙂
    This is the second no-bake recipe I have tried from your site. I make the No Bake 3 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies weekly since I found the recipe.

    I know you grew up in Australia, right? So you know what a crummy, hot Summer feels like. We’ve already hit 120 out here in Las Vegas. I absolutely refuse to turn on my oven from May until September because it’s just too hot. These recipes have been a real treat. 😀
    I am going to make your no-bake brownies as soon as I get the kids into bed. I’m excited. 😀

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes!!!

  28. You will never even THINK about drinking a PSL from Starbucks again after you try a Pumpkin Pie Chai. Just mix pumpkin puree and Pumpkin pie spice in with some chai powder and soy milk. I like to blend it to give it a smoother consistency. Delicious hot and iced! And WAYYYY better than a PSL! My husband (who hates chai) even likes them! Tastes like liquid pumpkin pie. MMMMM

  29. I just made these tonight and they turned out somewhat dry. I added just enough almond milk to keep them together in balls and rolled them in the cinnamon sugar and refrigerated them. They have good flavor, I just wish they weren’t so chalky-like. Any suggestions?? My co-workers are my guinea pigs so hopefully I won’t have to bring much of this batch home tomorrow.

    1. Hi Mariah! Depending on which protein powder you use and brand of coconut flour, they can come out dry- The ones I used weren’t chalky, which is quite rare with protein powders! I’d recommend adding extra nut butter/maple syrup to balance it out 🙂

  30. I made these over the weekend and I love soft they are, yet still hold their shape when kept in the fridge. I love healthy pumpkin recipes so keep them coming! 🙂

  31. Arman, I would love to try these, are they good for travel? For how many days they stay fresh and tasty? Will maybe I need to shape them like bars so I can put them in my bag

  32. Just made these and ended up eating 4 as I prepared them. They are absolutely deelish.I actually added one small dark chocolate chip to each ball. Not overly sweet and just the right. blend of flavours.Will definitely keep this as a go to recipe.

  33. Great fall recipe! Its finally cooling down here in southern az we are in mid 90s now! Yay! Still don’t want to turn on my oven either lol. Served this for breakfast today with some sausage and cubed cantaloup. My gang thought they were okay. I thought straight from the freezer they were AWESOME. I love making healthy stuff like this. I used regular rolled oats just ground up in my food processor to save $, used pb with no sugar for the nut butter, used regular butter in my measuring cups so honey and pb wouldn’t stick. Rolled them in cinnamon and sugar – really quick and easy. Will be making it again. Maybe even dipping them in chocolate? could be fun 🙂

  34. Wow. I could not believe how delicious these actually turned out! I’ve been experimenting with healthy “desserts”, and some are . . . well. . . edible.
    But these?! I am having a hard time not eating the whole batch in one sitting! Thank you so much for providing healthy, delicious recipes. You are making my life so much easier. I can’t wait to show them to my sugar-addict husband . . . even he will love them!

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