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.
- 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
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.
- 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