Alas, the third pumpkin recipe of the #breakthestereotype series. This is somewhat of a downcast day on Nourish with Niki because, well, I adore pumpkin – probably more than your average joe – and this is the last pumpkin recipe of summer. And I literally thought of five pumpkin recipes this morning, but you know, since it’s a three-part series and alllll, I only chose one.
However, do not fear, friends. I’ll share the other recipes with you in September, so I don’t drive my non-pumpkin-obsessed blog readers away. (Hint: think fluffy doughnuts and creamy shakes.)
Anyway, if you’re just joining us, my mission is to convert you to be a pumpkin-lover all times of the year – not just during autumn. This last recipe of the series is easy, quick, and nourishing, not to mention raw, gluten-free, and vegan. It does not require a food processor like most energy bites/bliss balls/whatever you want to call them do. Just a bowl, a spoon, and you’re good to go. If you happen to have a food processor and want chocolate instead of pumpkin, check out my Raw Fudge Brownie Bites.
On the other hand, if you DO want pumpkin (which I hope you do since you’re still reading after all), you are right where you want to be. Let’s get started, shall we? Here’s a snapshot of what you need, plus a few more odds and ends detailed in the recipe below.
Mix all of this together in a big ol’ bowl and here’s the magic you end up with. Or should I say bliss?
In the form of A) rolled in dark and white chocolate chips or B) dusted in cacao powder. Or if you’re boring, plain. Just kidding, you’re not boring. They really are equally delicious without any added chocolate.
So what are you waiting for? Go make yourself a sweet and healthy
fall summertime snack.
PUMPKIN PIE BLISS BITES (GF, VEGAN)
Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes (with refrigeration
Yield: about 15 tablespoon-sized bites
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons oat flour
- 1/4 cup ground flax
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup ground pecans (somewhere between finely and coarsely)
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- Mix all dry ingredients together.
- Add wet ingredients and mix.
- Refrigerate dough about 30 minutes.
- Coat hands in oat flour and roll dough into tablespoon-sized bites.
- Coat in vegan dark/white chocolate chips or cacao powder (or chopped pecans, desiccated coconut, etc.) They are delicious plain as well.
- Keep refrigerated and enjoy.
Do you like bite sized snacks/treats like this? What are your favorite kinds of healthy treats to eat on the go?