Thursday, October 15, 2015

Pumpkin Energy Bites


No Bake Pumpkin Chia Energy Bites | Cooking on the Front Burner

Recently I made pumpkin gnocchi and had a bit of pumpkin left over.  I put the small amount in the refrigerator with the mindset that it would probably remain there until it got fuzzy and I had to throw it away (you can probably relate, right?).  But as I started looking around in my pantry and cupboards, I got an idea of making energy bites.  I had enough different ingredients that I thought would work, and lo and behold, this Pumpkin Energy Bite was created.

These come together quickly and hold up beautifully in the refrigerator.  I work out of the house but the DIY Guy has a home office and he's been munching on these for his afternoon breaks.  Yay! So instead of tossing out the leftover pumpkin, these are giving him some extra energy.  Waste not, want not, right?


Pumpkin Energy Bites

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield about 20-22

Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped craisins
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash ginger
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a medium size bowl and stir until well combined
  2. Place about 1 1/2 tablespoon of mixture in hand and roll into balls
  3. Place in refrigerator until firm
  4. Keeps in refrigerator for one week
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No Bake Pumpkin Chia Energy Bites | Cooking on the Front Burner

If you wanted to kick it up a notch, add in some mini chocolate chips - a little bit would provide some great flavor!

No Bake Pumpkin Chia Energy Bites | Cooking on the Front Burner

No Bake Pumpkin Chia Energy Bites | Cooking on the Front Burner


Another energy bite you might like.  Ironically I created this bite about a year ago, must be the time of year I'm looking for an extra energy burst!  Enjoy!




18 comments:

  1. Such a yummy, healthy snack, love these!

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  2. These look perfect for a mid-afternoon snack!!

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  3. I think my whole family would love these! I just have to sub certified gluten-free oats, but otherwise everything else is already gluten-free!

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  4. I think my whole family would love these! I just have to sub certified gluten-free oats, but otherwise everything else is already gluten-free!

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  5. I love any type of energy bites but with pumpkin even more. These look awesome!

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  6. These look so delicious and the fact that they're healthy is a bonus.

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  7. Ohhh, these are chock full of healthy deliciousness, Deb! Pumpkin and craisins together are the best! Thanks so much for your kind comments. You truly did inspire me to figure out what I was doing behind the camera, lol. Have a wonderful Sunday :)

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  8. PS. I was sharing your post and I can't get your Yummly button to work.

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  9. I always have the best intention for leftover pumpkin, but it doesn't always happen. Love this idea to use it up though!

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  10. I love energy bites and make all different flavors, but this is a first! Pumpkin. I am gluten free so I love to have snacks I can take with me when I leave the house or for a quick snack!! Love it. And perhaps the pumpkin will get me into the fall season, I'm having a hard time with it! LOL I'm ready for spring.

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  11. I'm glad you had pumpkin left over so these beauties could make an appearance! They sound and look delicious Deb!

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  12. I have leftover pumpkin in my fridge right now .... and now, I know what to do with it!!

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  13. I have a little pumpkin leftover in the fridge right now and these look like the perfect way to use it up! These are my kind of snack!

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  14. I have some pumpkin in my fridge I now know how to use! These look great!

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  15. Haha - the number of times my pumpkin has gone fuzzy!!!! Now I know how to use it up...these look tasty!

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  16. Yummy! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you! Lou Lou Girls

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  17. These look super delicious. I love pumpkin, and I could definitely enjoy some of these as a snack.

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