We had so much fun baking this Pumpkin Spice Latte Protein Energy Balls recipe during our Cooking Workshop led by Chef Heather Wong on Sunday. Pumpkin bites are the perfect post-workout boost for you—and a delicious, healthy snack for your kids, too.
PUMPKIN ENERGY BALLS
These pumpkin balls are filled with rich and aromatic fall flavors that will leave you begging for more. This protein balls recipe is made with creamy almond butter, your choice of liquid sweetener, healthy flax meal, and other satisfying ingredients that are filling.
Our Organic Tejari Pumpkin Spice blend is a key ingredient in these almond protein balls. Our blend consists of nourishing superfoods and plant protein that gives these no-bake energy bites even more nutrients and protein.
This recipe is perfect for whenever you are on the go and needing snacks for yourself and the kids. Prep a batch of these protein no-bake balls and enjoy them throughout the week for breakfast or anytime you need a boost of energy!
ARE PROTEIN BALLS GOOD FOR YOU?
If you're looking for a recipe that is loaded with protein, healthy fats, vegan-friendly ingredients, and other amazing qualities, then you will love these protein balls.
We think protein balls are great if you are looking for a way to satisfy any hunger or need to have a quick snack.
Almond Butter–Creamy almond butter is used to hold these pumpkin energy balls together and gives them protein, fiber, and a natural nuttiness.
Pumpkin Purée–Use either organic canned or fresh pumpkin purée for these protein no-bake balls.
Honey–We like to use local honey for this recipe. Instead of honey, you can use maple or date syrup.
Boiling Water–Instant espresso is used to give gluten-free energy balls rich flavors and extra indulgence that blends perfectly with the chocolate.
Vanilla– Pure vanilla extract is used for the best flavors. Be sure to use organic when you can.
Flaxseed Meal–Flaxseed meal is rich with protein, fiber, and omega-3s that are great for this recipe. You can find this ingredient in the baking aisles at most well-stocked grocery stores.
Chia Seeds–Chia seeds are full of protein and great for adding additional nutrients to any recipe. You can find chia seeds at almost any health food or grocery store!
Pumpkin Seeds–Pumpkin seeds are rich in nutrients and fiber and are a great source of protein.
Chocolate Chips–We prefer mini dark chocolate chips because they taste great with the pumpkin and are dairy-free, but you can use milk chocolate if you wish.
Cinnamon–Ground cinnamon is used to give these pumpkin bites extra flavor.
Salt–Salt is used to balance everything out!
WHERE CAN I FIND TEJARI ORGANIC BLENDS?
IS PUMPKIN SPICE HEALTHY?
Since Tejari's Organic Pumpkin Spice Blend contains natural minerals, superfoods, eco-friendly pea protein, and cinnamon to help regulate blood levels and antioxidant levels, this immune-boosting pumpkin spice blend is a great addition to anyone's daily routine.
HOW TO MAKE NO-BAKE PUMPKIN ENERGY BALLS
- Medium sized mixing bowl
- Spatula or wood spoon
- Small cookie scoop
- 1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- ⅓ cup creamy almond butter
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons honey or date syrup
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso + 2 tablespoons boiling water
- ¼ cup Tejari Pumpkin Protein Powder
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
- 3 tablespoons mini dark chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- In mixing bowl, combine almond butter, pumpkin puree, honey, espresso, vanilla extract, and stir together.
- Add the remaining dry ingredients, and mix altogether until fully combined.
- Use cookie scoop to portion out mixture and roll into balls using your hands.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for a week or freeze for longer.
We hope this gives you (or someone you love!) a head-start on some healthy holiday baking. Need more inspiration for the holidays? You'll love our Pumpkin Spice Bread.
WHY IS TEJARI ORGANIC?
WHY IS THIS TEJARI RECIPE BETTER?
Tejari is low in sugar (it has no added sugar), it has a moderate level of protein, and it also contains fiber. You want to incorporate things like this in your diet as you want nutrient density when you're eating - things to stabilize your blood sugar and keep you full for extended periods of time, and Tejari does that.