Tasty Tuesday #4 – Pumpkin Bites

Going into the Fall happened in a hurry this year for me. Wasn’t it just summer a couple of days ago? So now, well into the middle of Fall I am digging out some of my favorite recipes and looking for new ones. A friend recently shared this with me, so I thought I would give it a go… and I am so glad I did. This one bowl two step recipe is so straightforward and simple.

I have just made these little yummy bites for the first time and have to say I find a couple of them with a nice warm cup of tea is a wonderful mid morning snack. I can’t imagine not liking a healthy protein bite that reminds me of pumpkin pie, can you?

Ingredients and so so simple instructions.

2 scoops Protein Shake Mix of your choice (but I have my favorite)

¾ cup almond butter

½ cup pumpkin purée

1 ¼ cups old-fashioned oats (gluten-free works if you prefer)- not quick oats

½ cup ground flax seeds

3 tbsp. agave nectar (substitute with maple syrup if needed)

Directions

Add ingredients into medium bowl and stir to combine.

Cover bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours (this will make them easier to roll). Roll the mixture into about 12–16 balls (ping pong ball size, or use a melon baller!). Store in a covered container and refrigerate for up to a week.

**NOTE: I did not have to chill after mixing, this will depend on room temp and if the ingredients are cool to begin with. ie – do you keep your nut butter in the refrigerator..

There are a few ways to switch up this recipe to get your prefered taste.

I use a pumpkin spiced protein mix for this recipe. But you could use vanilla and add spices if you like.

I added a couple of pepitas just because I wanted them, but not required.

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