no bake pumpkin pie bites
I plan on eating all the pumpkin things until Christmas Day (and maybe even after, you cant tell me how to live). It is way too hot in LA all of September and October and I truly couldn't get into the pumpkin spice spirit until now.
These energy bites are a great breakfast for an on-the-go morning, which during this time in quarantine really just means, we woke up late, and have to rush to get dressed and ready for our virtual school. But whether you have to rush out the door for work or only have minutes until virtual meetings/school, these are great. They require NO BAKING and can make them ahead of time and throw them in the fridge to keep for a week (I get scared saving anything longer tbh). They are full of protein and complex carbs so they give you great sustainable energy throughout the day. They are totally kid approved and you can even have them join in and help you make them the night before.
No Bake Pumpkin Pie Bites
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
1 cup Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Honey or Maple Syrup
1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1/4 cup Chia Seeds
1 TBS Pumpkin Spice
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, cranberries, or chopped pecans
Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl or a food processor. If you are using a food processor just press the chop function and it does a great job of mixing all these ingredients and creating the perfect "dough"
Stir until well combined. Dough should be nice and thick, if you feel its TOO sticky add a little more oats, if not staying together enough add some more peanut butter or almond butter)
Place dough in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to let it firm up a bit (this will help when its time to roll them into balls)
Remove from freezer and use a spoon to scoop the dough (or your freshly washed hands) and roll into balls. Store the bites in an air tight container and throw them in the fridge.