Fall is here! That time of year where all you see and smell is pumpkin spice. Pumpkin candles are on the shelves, pumpkin lattes are in the coffee shops, and yes, No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites are in my kitchen! They are the perfect pre or post-workout snack and made with wholesome ingredients that have all the flavors of fall!
Fall is my favorite time to workout. It finally doesn’t feel like a sauna outside and the colors of the changing trees gives such a beautiful backdrop to enjoy while running. It’s the perfect time to start a workout routine, if you haven’t yet. Don’t wait for the typical “New Years Resolution,” now is the time! Plus, you can get in-shape for all of those family and work holiday parties, instead of gaining weight during the holiday season.
In a large bowl combine all ingredients ( 1.5 cups Oats, 1 cup Pure Pumpkin Puree, 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder, 1/4 cup Maple Syrup, 1/3 cup Walnuts- chopped, 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice, 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract, 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds, and 1 tsp Cinnamon) and mix together with hands. Make sure all the ingredients are well incorporated. You don’t want to have one big bite with a lot of cinnamon or a protein powder. Once, the ingredients are well mixed, place the bowl in refrigerator for about 30 minutes for the mixture to firm up. Remove bowl from refrigerator and begin to form small balls. Place the balls on a plate or baking sheet and place in freezer or refrigerator to set (another 30 minutes or so). After they have firmed up, you can store them in an air tight container and place in a freezer or refrigerator. I prefer to keep them in my refrigerator. If you place yours in a freezer, please note that the balls will become pretty hard, so you will need to thaw them out a little before eating (or you can pop one in the microwave for 5 secs).
I love these little nibbles of pumpkin protein goodness! Enjoy them as a snack on the go, or even as a little dessert after a long day!
- 1.5 cups Oats
- 1 cup Pure Pumpkin Puree
- 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
- 1/3 cup Walnuts (chopped)
- 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- In a large bowl combine all ingredients and mix together with hands. Make sure all the ingredients are well incorporated.
- Place bowl in refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm up.
- Remove bowl from refrigerator and begin to form small balls with the mixture.
- Place balls on plate or baking sheet and place in freezer or refrigerator to set.
- Store in an air tight container in freezer or refrigerator.