These pumpkin energy bites are soft, chewy and made without dates! Loaded with pumpkin pie spice and made low carb by using peanut butter, they need just 4 ingredients and take 5 minutes! Paleo, Vegan, Keto, Low Carb, Gluten Free.
With pumpkin season in full swing, I always need an excuse to add some pumpkin to all my favorite recipes. Pumpkin is packed with nutrients, fiber and very low in carbs- Perfect for a keto and paleo diet!
Adding pumpkin to my energy bites gave them an even softer and fudgy texture, and with some added spices, reminded me of pumpkin pie!
Unlike traditional energy balls or energy bites, these pumpkin pie ones have no dates, no dried fruit, and actually low carb! In fact, they could also be considered a keto fat bomb!
Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites Ingredients
You only need 5 ingredients to make these healthy pumpkin pie energy bites-
- Peanut Butter- Peanut butter is keto-friendly and adds a delicious flavor when paired with the pumpkin. Keep it paleo-friendly by substituting it with almond butter or keep it nut-free, by using sunflower seed butter or tahini.
- Keto Maple Syrup- Keto maple syrup helps hold the energy bites together and also provides sweetness. If you don’t follow a ketogenic diet, you can substitute it with traditional maple syrup or agave nectar.
- Coconut Flour- Coconut flour provides a thick and doughy texture, perfect for replacing any need for dates or dried fruit. Please do not omit this or substitute this ingredient cup for cup. You can use gluten-free oat flour, but it will no longer be keto or paleo.
- Pumpkin Puree- Unsweetened canned pumpkin puree or you can make your own.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice- I used the generic brand in a jar, but you can make your own, by mixing cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg.
How to make pumpkin pie energy bites
Making the pumpkin pie energy bites is SO easy and requires no fancy kitchen equipment!
Step 1- In a microwave-safe bowl or in a small saucepan, heat up your peanut butter (or nut/seed butter of choice) with your syrup until warm. Whisk together until combined.
Step 2- Add in your coconut flour, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice and mix very well. If the batter is too thick/crumbly, add a little extra coconut flour.
Step 3- Using your hands, form 16-20 small balls. Place on a lined plate and refrigerate until firm.
Storing pumpkin pie energy bites
Pumpkin pie energy bites should be stored in the refrigerator, in a sealed container or completely covered. The energy bites will keep fresh for up to 2 weeks.
Can you freeze pumpkin pie energy bites?
Healthy no bake pumpkin pie energy balls are freezer friendly and can be stored in the freezer to enjoy at a later time. Wrap them in parchment paper and place in a ziplock bag.
Frozen pumpkin pie energy bites will keep fresh for up to 6 months.
To enjoy energy bites from the freezer, allow thawing for half an hour at room temperature.
Can you add protein powder to pumpkin pie energy bites?
Easily give your energy bites a bigger protein boost by adding protein powder.
When adding the coconut flour, add 1 scoop (32-34 grams) of your favorite protein powder. You will likely need to add some extra pumpkin puree to form into balls.
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No Bake Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites
- In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, heat up your peanut butter with your sticky sweetener until warm. Whisk together until combined.
- Add the rest of your ingredients and mix very well, until a thick, firm batter remains. If the batter is too thin, add some extra coconut flour.
- Using your hands, form small balls of dough and place on a lined plate. Refrigerate until firm.