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Pumpkin Energy Bites

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We found this great recipe on the website, Gimme Some Oven. This is an easy “no bake” recipe which is perfect for a quick, energy dense snack. They work great in lunchboxes too. They are sweetened with dates and honey and I would recommend eating just one or two since they do pack a punch. What I love about these is the great flavor you get from so many fiber and phytonutrient-rich ingredients. The flavors are earthy and comforting and the texture keeps your mouth guessing! We love the idea of refueling your body with whole foods. Kids will love getting their hands messy and helping shape the bites.

Ingredientes

Comida
cantidad
Unidades
preparaciones
Notas
1 taza frutos de palmera, picado y empacado
frutos de palmera
1
taza
picado y empacado
¼ taza miel
miel
¼
taza
¼ taza pure de calabaza
pure de calabaza
¼
taza
1 cucharada semillas de chia (puede cambiar a semillas de lino)
semillas de chia
1
cucharada
puede cambiar a semillas de lino
1 cucharadita canela
canela
1
cucharadita
½ cucharadita jengibre, molido
jengibre
½
cucharadita
molido
⅛ cucharadita moscada, molido
moscada
cucharadita
molido
1 taza avena, Old fashioned o enrollado (usar avena sin gluten certificado para una receta libre de gluten)
avena
1
taza
Old fashioned o enrollado
usar avena sin gluten certificado para una receta libre de gluten
1 taza coco rallado (sin dulce)
coco rallado
1
taza
sin dulce
1 taza semillas de calabaza (crudas)
semillas de calabaza (crudas)
1
taza

METODÓ

Combine the dates, honey, pumpkin puree, chia (or flax) seeds, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg in a food processor, and pulse until smooth, scraping the sides down occasionally to combine. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, and stir in oats, coconut, and pepitas until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Once the mixture is cool and easier to work with, use a spoon, cookie scoop or melonballer to shape it into about 1-1.5 inch balls and then use hands to shape even further. Alternately, you can line a small baking pan with parchment paper, and press the mixture evenly into the pan, let it cool and cut into squares. Can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.

Tiempo de preparacion
20 min
Tiempo de cocinar
No bake but needs 30 min in the fridge before shaping
Sirve:
24 energy bites

Yum Ratings

😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum! These are Superduperduper YUM!” —Asa, age 7
😫😟😐😀😍 “Yum! I would only take out the nutmeg out.” —Zane , age 11
😫😟😐😀😍 “Wow. These are amazing!” —Niki, a grown up
😫😟😐😀😍 “Oh, my. I could eat these all day long!” —Carla, a grown up
😫😟😐😀😍 “These are pretty decent.” —Dave, age 11
😫😟😐😀😍 “Wow. These are perfect. I just love the dates!” —Jen, a grown up
😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum and very tasty.” —Mike, age 7
😫😟😐😀😍 “WOW!” —Daryle, a grown up