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pumpkin superfood energy bites

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

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
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! 
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Servings 12 energy bites


  • 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


  • 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! 


*You can use ground ginger if needed.