Pinterest 365 – Day 11 – Pumpkin No Bake Energy Bites

Three things drew me to this pin:  Pumpkin, No-bake, Energy.  I love recipes that require no baking, give you energy and, of course, I love pumpkins.  Having been wheat-free for 42 days, our snacking choices are limited (by that I mean no chips and crackers) so I have been on the hunt for nutritious substitutes for our former choices.  I always have chopped veges around, but sometimes you just want something with a little bit more oommph, but won’t ruin my appetite for dinner.

So when I found these glorious little gems of nutrition and yum, I jumped at the chance to make them.  The recipe was super easy (as are most of the recipes I attempt), but I made some adjustments.  Let’s take a look.

I found the recipe at the ‘gimme some oven’ blog  (don’t you just love the name?) and followed the instructions almost to the letter.  She recommended flax or chia seeds, but I chose flax meal (flax seeds pulverized) because my hubby has had bouts of diverticulitis and eating seeds is a no-no.  And I chose not to toast my coconut or pumpkin seeds (mostly because I was in a time crunch).  The end product was yummy anyway, but next time I will try toasting.

A little aside:  Don’t you just love the label on this can of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin?  It’s like a work of art!

I food-processed the dates, honey, flax, pumpkin and spices and then added the mixture to the oats, coconut and pumpkin seeds.  I have a friend that does not like coconut so she’ll be going ‘eewwww’ right now.  I’m pretty sure this would be just as good without the coconut, but I would increase both the oats and the seeds or else your bites are going to be too gooey.  After combining all the ingredients, I put the concoction in the fridge for 30 minutes.  After that I rolled the mix into bite-sized balls and stored them in the refrigerator.

This is definitely a recipe I will do again, probably tomorrow because I’m not sure these bad boys are going to last the night 😉  Happy Sunday everyone 

 

 

 

“Hey mom, this is how you roll into a tiny ball.  See, easy peasy!”

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2 Responses to Pinterest 365 – Day 11 – Pumpkin No Bake Energy Bites

  1. Ed Lawson says:

    I’m guessing that would be Denise! Sounds good to me, not sure if MJ would try it though.

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