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Pumpkin Protein Balls
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5 from 2 votes

Pumpkin Protein Bites

These chewy, no-bake, pumpkin balls are packed with high-quality protein and make the perfect seasonal snack to fuel your morning, afternoon or after-exercise recovery. 
Prep Time15 mins
Author: Heather Mangieri, RDN

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin, canned
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp pumkin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp all-spice
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ginger

Instructions

  • Combine peanut butter, pumpkin, honey, protein powder and spices to a food processor and blend until combined. 
  • Add in the oats, and pulse ~10-15 times until well combined. 
  • Transfer to a bowl, then let mixture chill for ~15 minutes in the refrigerator. 
  • While mixture is chilling, place 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds into a small food processor and pulse until chopped. You can also do this by placing the seeds on a cutting board and chopping them with a sharp knife. Transfer the chopped pumpkin seeds onto a plate. 
  • Use a 1.5 tbsp. cookie scoop to portion balls on Parchment paper. Roll each ball with your hands, then roll in the pumpkin seeds. 
  • Put balls in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to eat.

Notes

  • Makes 25 Pumpkin Balls
  • Serving Size: 1 Ball
 
  • Nutrition Facts (per ball): 60 calories, 7 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein, 1.5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 20 mg sodium.
  • Nutrition Facts (for 3 balls): 180 calories, 21 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein, 5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium.
 
  • Meal Planning Serving Size (for 3 Balls): 1.5 CHO; 1 PRO; 1 FAT