Raw Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

Raw Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

Did you know that the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice mixture for their infamous latte contains dairy? No, I didn’t either until I was looking up vegan-friendly Starbucks specials. I used to love a PSL come the autumn. It was literally: first day of autumn weather, first time I allowed myself a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Well, that’s not going to happen any more, so I’ve created these far more nutritious, sugar free Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls instead.

Raw Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

I like to eat one or two of these pumpkin pie energy balls when I’m having a bit of a slump – usually about 10 o’clock in the morning and/or three o’clock in the afternoon. I’ve also been known to slice a them in half, or into chunks and pop them on top of smoothie bowls and porridge. They give that little bit of added texture that makes the smoothies or oats next level amazing.

Raw Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

Blitz and go

By far and away the best thing about these is how freakin’ easy they are to make. Like, seriously. Chuck the nuts and seeds in a blender. Blitz. Chuck everything else in. Blitz again. That’s about as complicated as it gets. Being healthy doesn’t have to mean slaving over a stove for hours or getting super complex with ingredients lists and methods… at least, not in my house. I mean, who has time for that these days?

Raw Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

A taste of Christmas in Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

One of the most popular comments from my colleague trials taste-testers was along the lines of “they taste like Christmas!” and they really do have that taste of the winter months about them. Probably because it’s from sort of, October onwards that cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves get used like they’re going out of fashion by basically everybody. It’s the seasons of pumpkin pies and cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate and hot apple cider. Which makes it also the perfect time to make these pumpkin pie energy balls – they’re on trend, in season and a “little bite of Christmas”. Yay!

Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

Get your pumpkin pie spice kicks from these healthy energy balls - ready in just five minutes and a perfect pick-me-up!

  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Total: 5 minutes
  • Author Luci Rebecca, Made by Luci
  • Serves 15
  • Calories 78

Ingredients

  • 70g (1/2 cup) almonds
  • 70g (1/2 cup) pumpkin seeds
  • 5 medjool dates, pitted (95g, without pits)
  • 45g (1/3 cup) raisins
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Directions

  1. Add the almonds and pumpkin seeds to a food processor and blitz until quite small.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until it starts to form a dough-like substance, but you can still see nut & seed chunks.
  3. Remove to fridge for 15-30 minutes - this is optional, but makes shaping easier. The longer you leave the mix, the less sticky it will be.
  4. Divide into small balls - about a tablespoons worth - and roll until smooth.
  5. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge to keep them from getting sticky, or on the counter if they won't last that long anyway.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 ball
Servings Per Container 15

Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 32.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.6g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 33.4mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 9.7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6.5g
Protein 2.2g 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

All nutritional information is approximate - any exact calories will depend on which exact ingredients you use.

Get your pumpkin pie spice kicks from these healthy, vegan, gluten free pumpkin pie energy balls - ready in just five minutes and a perfect pick-me-up!

11 thoughts on “Raw Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

    1. They’re extremely addictive – I should probably attach a warning to them! They’re great pre-workout too, I like to eat 1 or 2 between 1 hour – 30 minutes before I go to the gym 🙂

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