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Pumpkin Superfood Energy Bites {gluten free, dairy free, low sugar}

Pumpkin superfood energy bites are the perfect healthy snack for fall! They are gluten free, dairy free, low in sugar and easy to make!

Pumpkin is a true fall superfood that adds nutrition, texture and flavor to anything you add it to! Sure, I love a good sweet pumpkin treat, but when I’m looking for a snack that’s low in sugar and higher in powerful nutrition, I always turn to these bites no matter the season!

Perfect post-workout, in the morning with coffee, or any time the craving for something pumpkin strikes, you’ll love how delicious and simply these energy bites are to make.

pumpkin superfood energy bites with adaptogens

In the fall we’re all craving pumpkin, pumpkin spice and all the warming, fall spices. A lot of pumpkin treats are packed with added sugar and some are not even made with real pumpkin! I’ve got no time for those!

Pumpkin puree is packed with fiber, vitamin A, C, E and potassium, which gives these bites more staying power, and of course that perfect fall taste.

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how to make pumpkin superfood energy bites

Heard of mushrooms before? I’m not talking portabello, but rather mushrooms known as reishi, chaaga, and lion’s mane. These mushrooms are known as adaptogens, that help our body “adapt” to stressors.

Each of them have their own special properties, such as helping to reduce anxiety, boosting the immune system and lowering the risk of some diseases.

These bites have reishi in them, which is known to help boost the immune system, and fight fatigue and depression. I like this brand and often put the powder in smoothies and recipes like this one.

I call these “superfood” bites because in addition to the reishi and pumpkin, they contain ingredients like cashews, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, and hemp seeds, which are good sources of healthy fat, protein, fiber and vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium and iron. Plus ginger is great for digestion!

Ingredients for Pumpkin Superfood Energy Bites:

  • pumpkin puree
  • almond flour
  • coconut oil
  • cashews
  • dates
  • pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • ground flax seeds
  • chia seeds
  • hemp seeds
  • fresh ginger
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • reishi mushroom powder

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pumpkin superfood energy bites

Pumpkin Superfood Energy Bites {gluten free, dairy free, low sugar}

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 energy bites 1x
  • Category: breakfast, snack
  • Method: no bake

Description

Take a bite out of fall with these pumpkin superfood energy bites! Great as an on-the-go of post workout snack, they are gluten free, dairy free, and sweetened naturally! 


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour 
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 
  • 2 pitted medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted 
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews (whole or pieces will work)
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (green pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp. chia seeds 
  • 2 tsp. reishi mushroom powder 
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger*
  • pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt 

Instructions

1. Place the dates in a small bowl with warm water. Let soak for a few minutes and remove the pits. 

2. In the bowl of a food processor combine all of the ingredients (including the soaked dates) except for the melted coconut oil.

3. Pulse together for a 30 seconds and then add the melted coconut oil. Continue to pulse until the mixture is chunky but smooth. You shouldn’t see any big date pieces. 

4. Use a mini cookie scoop or your hands to portion out the bites onto a plate. Enjoy right away or refrigerate first for 30 minutes. 

5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. You can also store them in the freezer and pull them out when you want one as a snack! 


Notes

*You can use ground ginger if needed.

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