Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites.  Time for another pumpkin recipe!  This time it’s pumpkin energy bites.  I already have a no bake pumpkin cookie recipe on my blog, but I wanted to create another one that would be great pre or post workouts.

These energy bites are packed with protein.  While these pumpkin pie energy bites are gluten free, they are not grain free.  If you wanted a grain free option for energy bites, you could probably just use nuts instead of oats.


pumpkin pie energy bites


You can make up these healthy energy bites in just a matter of minutes.  They also have no sugar added.  They are only sweetened with dates and cranberries.  I found cranberries at Natural Grocers that were sweetened with apples vs most cranberries that are sweetened with processed sugar.

I bet these energy bites would be great to put into your kiddos lunch boxes since they are nut free. 🙂

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Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Prep Time 5 min Serves 15 medium sized bites     adjust servings

The perfect pre or post workout snack! Great for school lunchboxes too!


  1. In a food processor , combine the pumpkin, oats, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Once those are well combined add in the dates and mix some more.
  3. Lastly, add in the cranberries and pulse a couple times.
  4. Roll the mixture into balls and place on the lined baking sheet in the fridge.
  5. They should only take a few minutes to set up.
  6. You can store these in the fridge or even freeze them for longer storage. Enjoy!


Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites



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61 thoughts to “Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites (Vegan and Gluten Free)”

  1. These look so good and what I need to snack on. Love pumpkin everything, so these are getting made today! Thank you for another great recipe!!
  2. Hello. I'm new to your site. It look wonderful. Im interested in the nutritional data for your recipes, protein, carbs, fiber, iron... Is there a link on your site to find this?
    1. I'm sorry I don't have a link to that. You can probably figure out rough estimates by going to www.caloriecount.com
  3. Would raisins be a good substitute for the dates? They are expensive where we are (or maybe they are a little pricey everywhere? LOL) and I usually have raisins handy rather than dates. Thanks!
  4. Thanks for this new idea, Melissa. Just realized I have all ingredients except rolled oat. Steel cut instead. I'm lazy, and don't want to go to the store. Think they'd work ok? Thanks again!
  5. I just found your website recently I like your recipies easy and simple this is the first one I tried and it turned out great just like i expected thanks
  6. Hello! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group? There's a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Cheers
  7. I made these tonight. Taste yummy but a bit wet, didn't really set. Any suggestions? I followed the recipe to the word.
    1. Pumpkin puree can vary in texture. Mine came out okay. You can always add some more oats if it looks too wet. Glad you liked the flavor!
    1. Probably not. They would get too mushy and would not last long. :( Maybe you can bake some pumpkin cookies instead? They should be fine out of the fridge for a few days.
  8. Definitely want to try this out! In Germany, there's no real existence of pumpkin season, other than there being more pumpkins in the supermarkets. I mean, where are all the pumpkin cakes and the pumpkin flavored coffees and the pumpkin, well, everything? Definitely wanna try these out post working out! Thanks! -Aya http://healthy-appetite.blogspot.de/
  9. Is this one big can of pumpkin or what size can of pumpkin did you use? I tried the 30oz and it was way to much, and I had to take a lot out.
  10. I just made these. Yum! I added a handful of chopped cashews. Instead of cranberries I used raisins. I rolled a plate and put in the fridge. Since I wanted to freeze the remainder, I rolled them in wax paper like cookie dough. This way I can cut them off later. I also ran out of time to roll the rest. Thank you for the healthy recipes.
  11. Thank you for the great site and recipes. I subscribed awhile ago and have been enjoying your ideas. Just noticed you were near where I grew up in Garland. Nice to be connected to home. Thanks.
        1. If they are a little wet, you can add more oats. Pumpkin puree will vary in consistency. Mine were not wet, but some people have told me theirs were wet and they just added more oats.

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