Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

 

These little balls of energy are SO easy to make! Did I mention, they're no-bake? They also travel well and provide a serious boost of energy to combat that 3 p.m. slump. Plus, all the fiber from the oats, nuts and pumpkin will keep you satisfied. 

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pumpkin spice energy balls

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry, uncooked oats 
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup all-natural almond butter
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves 
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 cup small pecan pieces

 

Preparation

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a food processor until well combined (don't overdo it - some chunks are good!) 
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, then cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. With a spoon or cookie scoop, scoop the mixture then roll it into ~ 1" balls. (If mixture is still too tacky and sticking to your hands, return to fridge for another 30 min., then try again. As the oats absorb the moisture, the dough will become easier to roll). 
  3. That's it! Balls are best if stored in the fridge or even frozen!