Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
Earlier this week, I tried to make Pumpkin Pie Refrigerator Oats. The recipe is here:
Unfortunately this recipe was a flop. I did not care for the taste or texture. It left me with leftover pumpkin purée.
With the leftover pumpkin, I considered making these dog treats:
Then I got distracted by this recipe for Breakfast Cookies... because, c'mon... who doesn't like the idea of cookies for breakfast:
I decided to make this recipe for no bake energy bites because it would result in me using the pumpkin and I loved the idea of not having to bake these treats.
Here is the recipe link:http://cleanfoodcrush.com/pumpkin-energy-balls/
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
- From www.cleanfoodcrush.com
- 3 cups dry, uncooked oatmeal
- 1 cup all-natural Pumpkin Puree
- 1 cup all-natural Peanut butter, or Almond butter (I used peanut butter)
- 2/3 cup pure maple syrup or raw honey ( I used maile syrup)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 4-6 Tbsp ground flax seeds : if ‘dough’ seems too wet, then I add more ground flax, if it’s too dry, add less…start with a smaller quantity. (I used only 2 tablespoons)
- 1 cup small chopped walnuts, chopped almonds, chopped peanuts, coconut flakes, or any combination of mix-ins that equal 1 cup total (I used walnuts, pecans, almonds, and unsweetened coconut)
- 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet chocolate chips)
- Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl until very thoroughly mixed.
- Roll into balls of about 1″ in diameter (I made about 50 small balls with my cookie scoop).
- Place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper & freeze one hour.
- Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.