Healthy protein-packed pumpkin energy bites

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Healthy protein-packed pumpkin pie energy bites are easy to make and kid-friendly. Vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free too.

Healthy protein-packed pumpkin pie energy bites

This recipe stands out among all of the others because of the texture. The pumpkin makes them softer and not as dense as other energy ball recipes we have so they feel more like a treat.

Because pumpkin pie energy bites are softer we roll them in coconut and almond flour to keep them from getting sticky. It also helps to store them in the fridge.

pumpkin pie energy bites

Tip: It’s easy to make these pumpkin pie energy bites school-friendly. Simply replace the nut butter with sunflower seed butter.

The recipe lends itself to all sorts of other adaptations too. Add sunflower seeds, chia, change up the nut butter, try almonds, add a few raisins…


Healthy Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

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  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses


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  • 2 cups rolled oats (not instant)*
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips**
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • Coconut and/or ground almonds for rolling


  1. Combine oats, hemp, seeds, pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips in a food processor. Whizz until the pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips are chopped (but not pulverized).
  2. Add remaining ingredients and whizz until everything comes together.
  3. Scoop by tablespoonful and shape into balls.
  4. Roll in coconut or almond flour.
  5. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks.


* Use gluten-free rolled oats if necessary.

** Use vegan chocolate chips if you can find them, or substitute cacao nibs.


  • November 13, 2019


    Bridget, Have you tried freezing the energy bites or the nutbutter balls? How do they hold up?
    Those muffin recipes are calling my name.. Thanks , they all look so great in this cold chilly weather.

  • October 24, 2019

    Carol Hawkins

    Where can I buy Crosby Molasses, I can’t find it at Walmart or schnucks

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