Pumpkin No Bake Energy Bites

Pumpkin No Bake Energy Bites

Recipes like this can double as breakfast, a snack or even a quick dessert! These “bites” are super easy to make, are packed with protein and lots of ingredients you can feel great about putting into your body!

The recipe not only calls for pumpkin spices and some pumpkin puree, but also toasted pumpkin seeds!  If you don’t have any on hand, you’re welcome to substitute in any other nuts or seeds.  But the “pepitas” really add an extra crunch and flavor to these bites.  They are the perfect mixture of sweet and slightly salty.

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Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
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1-Inch Balls
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Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Combine the dates, honey, pumpkin puree, chia (or flax) seeds, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt in a food processor, and pulse until smooth and combined.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, and stir in the oats, coconut flakes and pepitas until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Once the mixture is cool (and easier to work with), use a spoon or cookie scoop to shape it into your desired size of energy balls (about 1-inch in diameter). Alternatively, you can line a small baking pan with parchment paper, and press the mixture evenly into the pan, let it cool, and then cut into bars.
Recipe Notes

Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. (Storing them in the refrigerator especially helps the energy bites hold their shape.)

If you feel like adding a little extra sweetness, these would also be great with some Lily's, stevia-sweetened chocolate chips tossed in.  See the CHALLENGED APPROVED FOODS PAGE for purchase recommendations.

Strawberry Coconut Breakfast Bake

Strawberry Coconut Breakfast Bake

I love when I find a great breakfast recipe that doesn’t include eggs or grains as the main ingredient. This dish is hot, easy, and so appetizing! This breakfast comes together by combining some eggs with nut milk, to give it a baked oatmeal type texture.  Then, the shredded coconut, walnuts, and fruit are the bonus! What I love about this recipe is that it is packed with healthy fats and only sweetened with the fruit.

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Strawberry Coconut Breakfast Bake
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Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
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Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 inch square pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together your dry ingredients: coconut flakes, walnuts, chia seeds, cinnamon, baking powder, and sea salt.
  3. In a smaller bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Now add in mashed banana and coconut oil.
  4. Add wet ingredients into dry and mix well. Then fold in strawberries (or fruit of choice).
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until top is firm and golden.
  6. Serve hot!
Recipe Notes

*Feel free to substitute other fruits for the strawberries.

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