Pumpkin Power Balls

 Pumpkin Energy Balls

Pumpkin Spice solely comes however every year! However sugary espresso drinks usually are not the one strategy to get pleasure from it. Take advantage of a seasonal favourite with this fast and simple put up exercise snack!

Makes about 14-16

<h2> Components:

6 Medjool Dates,

pitted 1⁄2 cup rolled oats, gluten free if wanted

1⁄3 cup canned pumpkin purée

1⁄3 cup coconut flour

1 scoop/serving unsweetened protein powder

1⁄4 cup cashew butter

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp floor cinnamon

1⁄4 tsp floor ginger

1⁄4 tsp floor nutmeg

1⁄8 tsp floor allspice

1⁄8 tsp floor cloves

2 tsp pure maple syrup

1⁄8 tsp salt (if utilizing unsalted cashew butter)

<h2> Directions:

- Soak the dates in a bowl of sizzling water for five minutes to melt. Drain and pat dry.

- Mix dates, oats, and canned pumpkin in a meals processor fitted with a metal blade. Activate the machine and course of till the dates are chopped and start to kind a sticky ball, stopping to scrape down the perimeters as wanted.

- Cease the machine, add the remaining elements, and pulse till every thing is mixed and the dough comes collectively to kind a ball.

- Earlier than rolling, chill the dough within the fridge for a minimum of 30-45 minutes, The longer you chill the dough, the simpler will probably be to roll.

- Roll into 1-1.5 inch balls and place each on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for a minimum of 1 hour earlier than transferring to a freezer-safe bag or container.

- Maintain refrigerated or frozen.

<h2> Notes:

- You'll be able to add a further scoop of protein powder should you’d like. If the dough is simply too mushy or sticky, add just a little additional coconut flour to thicken.

- An unsweetened cashew butter works greatest for this recipe. You can even strive utilizing peanut butter or sunflower seed butter as a substitute.

- These are greatest stored frozen till able to eat

- Simply thaw one or two at room temperature for a couple of minutes earlier than having fun with. If stored within the fridge, they are going to be barely softer.


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Lauren is a former athlete from Minnesota who shares every kind of gluten free recipes on her weblog, Zest and Lemons. She has a ardour for cooking and  pictures, and loves to assist others study extra about Celiac Illness. She can also be an oatmeal fanatic and is at all times making a multitude within the kitchen.

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