Fall, to me, means pumpkin-spiced everything. I can't get enough of these pumpkin-spice muffins these yummy pumpkin waffles, and of course, pumpkin-spice lattes. Not only does pumpkin add a delicious flavour and vibrant colour, but it also adds loads of nutritional value, containing lots of potassium, beta-carotene and fibre.
Because I'm all about "quick and easy" these days, I've been making lots of no-bake energy/protein bites (or "balls" depending on what you like to call them). My kids love them, they pack and punch when it comes to nutrition and they're super easy to make. I find that they are the perfect after-school, or on-the-go snack on busy days. Naturally, I had to make a pumpkin-spice version of these, and decided to add chocolate (of course), oats and maple syrup for a bit of sweetness.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Makes 24-36 balls
Add all ingredients to a large bowl, mix well.
Form 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Cover and freeze for one hour before eating!
Store in the fridge or freezer.
* inspired by these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites by Clean Food Crush