Bite-sized, no-bake and seasonally on-point, you’re sure to love these PUMPKIN SPICE CHOCOLATE CHIP ENERGY BITES! Grab one or two with breakfast or pack a few for a mid-day snack.
It’s not uncommon for me to have half a can of pumpkin puree in my fridge around this time of year. As fact would have it, I was in such a situation after making these Crumbly Pumpkin Muffins.
I modified this recipe and made it into a bundt cake instead with the crumble running through the center instead of on top (OMG) to which I added a maple glaze drizzle (OMG OMG). Here’s my pic of the result. Not to “toot” my own horn but…toot toot! So happy I took it to a family picnic and was not left home alone with it.
Ahem…where were we? Yes, the Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Energy Bites. The internet has exploded with these portion-controlled, flavor-bursting, snack-sized energy bites. One of the first I ever tried were Joy McCarthy’s Famous Raw Carrot Cake Balls at one of her workshops. Love her, love them. Whatever your favourite flavors or dietary needs are, the combinations are endless in creating your own.
But since we’re in the season of
Fall Pumpkin – I went there. You may find that similar recipes include protein powder which is totally fine of course. Instead, my energy bites recipe uses skim-milk powder. I could list a few reasons why but it ultimately came down to what I had in my pantry. If you want to substitute with protein powder, you may just have to tweak the amounts as both will have different absorption levels. Rolled oats, cinnamon, sweetener and some chocolate chips are the remaining ingredients to make these complete.
After rolling the balls – I like to keep mine chilled in the fridge or even the freezer. When the pumpkin spice craving strikes, you’ll be well-armed to satisfy your taste buds without the guilt. Until of course Thanksgiving comes along. Then you can enjoy allllllllllllllll the pumpkin pie you like!
enjoy | liz | xo
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup powdered skim milk
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp Truvia (or sweetener of your choice)
- 1 cup pumpkin purée
- 4 tbsp miniature chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl, combine the oats, skim milk powder, cinnamon and sweetener. Add in the pumpkin purée and gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Using a 1 tbsp scoop, roll the mixture into equal-sized balls.
- Refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.