These no bake pumpkin protein balls are a family favorite! A delicious fall inspired energy ball that everyone will love.
These pumpkin protein balls are the best healthy snack!
These pumpkin energy balls taste like pumpkin spiced cookie dough bites. Full of protein and healthy fats, this easy little snack is perfect for fall!
They are the perfect little healthy snack and taste so yummy. Not only are they simple to make, but these energy bites are no bake, gluten free, and naturally sweetened with honey.
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Ingredients to make protein balls
- almond butter: we used a creamy no salt added almond butter
- canned pumpkin: not pumpkin pie filling
- vanilla protein powder: or substitute chocolate protein powder
- honey: this natural sweetener helps the protein bites stick together
- rolled oats: also known as old fashioned oats
- mini chocolate chips
- Spices: cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt
How to make pumpkin protein balls
Step 1: Add the creamy almond butter, canned pumpkin, protein powder, honey, rolled oats, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt to a bowl. Stir well to combine. Fold in the mini chocolate chips into the energy ball batter.
Step 2: Form the pumpkin batter into protein balls and place on a baking sheet. Tip: I like using a mini cookie scoop for this step to help make evenly sized balls.
I drop batter onto the baking sheet using the cookie scoop, then roll each one with my hands to even out the edges and make it round.
Step 3: Place the pumpkin energy balls in the fridge until chilled and firm to the touch. Usually 1-2 hours is plenty of time. Once the protein balls are hardened, it’s easier to store them without sticking together.
How to store pumpkin protein balls
- in the refrigerator: store leftover pumpkin protein balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
- in the freezer: our favorite method for a grab and go snack anytime! Freeze pumpkin protein bites in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw for several minutes at room temperature before eating.
What kind of almond butter do I use?
For this recipe, I used a creamy drippy almond butter with no added salt. It did not have any added sugar.
If you use an almond butter with salt in it, you should leave the salt out of this recipe, then salt to taste if needed after you taste the dough.
I am just obsessed with these yummy little pumpkin spice protein balls! My kids love them too and ask for them at snack time. Try a batch of these for fall snacking and let me know how you like them!
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- Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Healthy Pumpkin Banana Bread
- Pumpkin Cold Brew Coffee
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Easy Pumpkin Muffins
- Pumpkin Bread
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Pumpkin Protein Balls FAQs
Protein balls are full of healthy fats, fiber, and protein. They make a great well rounded snack or dessert that will keep you fuller longer!
You can eat protein balls anytime of day. These would make a great breakfast on the go, post workout snack, or dessert when you are craving something sweet.
There are 157 calories in one of these pumpkin protein balls. Calorie content will vary based on the exact almond butter and protein powder that you use to make the recipe.
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Every time I make a batch of these I can’t stop at just one. Try these delicious pumpkin bites for a yummy snack!
- 1 cup no salt added creamy drippy almond butter
- ⅓ cup canned pumpkin
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup vanilla protein powder
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- Add the almond butter, pumpkin, cinnamon, honey, vanilla protein powder, rolled oats, salt, and pumpkin pie spice to a bowl and stir well to combine.
- Stir in the mini chocolate chips
- Form the pumpkin batter into balls and place on a baking sheet
- Chill the pumpkin protein balls in the fridge until firm to the touch, then store in a ziploc bag in the fridge or freezer
If you are using almond butter with salt, you can omit the salt from the dough. Once it is stirred together you can taste it and add any salt if necessary
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 6g