Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

By Your Bariatric Nutrition Team

Pumpkin Spice Energy BitesPumpkin spice season is officially underway! Instead of wasting precious money and calories on trendy pumpkin flavored lattes, treat yourself to a filling but seasonal breakfast. Energy bites are a new trend and if they’re done right they can be a great grab-and-go breakfast, or you can have one for a snack. Kick-start your day with these Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites from CookingLight.com!

Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

Total Time: 30 Mins

Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 2 energy bites)

Photo taken by Katherine Flynn

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsalted canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons minced crystallized ginger

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together oats, flaxseed, salt, all of the spices, and pecans.

Step 2

Stir honey, almond butter, and vanilla extract together. Mix with oat mixture until fully combined.

Step 3

Stir canned pumpkin and crystallized ginger with oat and nut butter mixture until fully combined.

Step 4

Using your hands* or a tablespoon measurer, form balls with the oat and pumpkin mixture. Let these sit in the fridge for 20 minutes to firm. Store the energy bites in your fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

*If you use your hands, wet them first to prevent any of the mixture from sticking.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories 153
  • Fat 6.37g
  • Satfat .76g
  • Monofat 3.2g
  • Polyfat 1.8g
  • Protein 4.1g
  • Carbohydrate 21.7g
  • Fiber 3.7g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Iron 1.4mg
  • Sodium 155.8mg
  • Calcium 25.0mg
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