No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls

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Welcome fall and all things pumpkin! The isles at the grocery store are filled with canned pumpkin, my kids are insisting on buying fresh pumpkins everywhere they see them [because they’re so cute of course] and it’s totally acceptable to just consume pumpkin in all forms and shapes this time of year. So, here’s to more pumpkin recipes! And here’s to my No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls. They’re made with pure, simple, superfood ingredients that are actually good for you, so it’s dessert with no-guilt. Well, only if you can control yourself and limit to 2 pieces. And let me tell you…that’s no easy feat. This energy balls are my absolutely favorite!

Here’s all the ingredients you’ll need:

These No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls are vegan and gluten-free and paleo-friendly! They have a cake-like texture and are such a healthy tasty fall treat!


It may look like a lot, but the shredded coconut, cacao nibs and the walnuts are just for optional coating. And you don’t even need to coat them, or you can coat them with simply chocolate chips…YUM! So, it really just involves a bowl of dry stuff: oat flour, rolled oats, pumpkin spice and cane sugar. Then a bowl of the wet stuff: almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie mix or just canned pumpkin. Then you mix everything together, roll them into cute bliss balls and then coat them however you’d like. I was also planning to roll some with cane sugar and cinnamon, but I ate too many samples – guess that’s what happens when you’re making a no-bake dessert! But can you blame me? Look at these beauties!


These No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls are vegan and gluten-free and paleo-friendly! They have a cake-like texture and are such a healthy tasty fall treat!

 

These No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls are vegan and gluten-free and paleo-friendly! They have a cake-like texture and are such a healthy tasty fall treat!

And you seriously can’t just have one bite or one ball or even one serving (which is two balls by the way)!

These No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls are vegan and gluten-free and paleo-friendly! They have a cake-like texture and are such a healthy tasty fall treat!

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Here’s all the stuff I bought specifically:

As you can tell from the list of products, they’re all gluten free (except for the rolled oats, but you can find gluten-free oats for sure), mostly organic and non-gmo. And that makes me feel better about putting together a dessert recipe that actually feels good in my body, not only tastes good. And because these products are well made with high quality ingredients, the final recipe will taste that much better! It’s just not about using any maple syrup for example, it’s about the pure organic maple syrup that has only *one* ingredient. You’ll taste the difference and your body will feel the difference.

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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups gluten-free oat flour (or grind oats in blender until flour-like)
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp cane sugar
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (or other nut butter of choice)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Shredded coconut, cacao nibs and crushed walnuts for coating

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, rolled oats, cane sugar and pumpkin pie spice, and mix well.
  2. In another medium microwave safe bowl, heat the almond butter for about 30-60 seconds until it has a more liquid form. Mix in the maple syrup, vanilla extract and canned pumpkin.
  3. Pour the dry mixture (oats, sugar and spices) into the wet mixture (almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract and canned pumpkin), and mix well until a firm texture is formed.
  4. If the mixture needs more moisture, add a tablespoon of canned pumpkin, and if it is too moist, you can add a tablespoon of oat flour. Because it's no-bake, you can also taste it and add more cane sugar, if you desire.
  5. Using your hands, form batter into small bite sized balls.
  6. Roll balls in optional coatings (shredded coconut, chopped walnuts and cacao nibs) and place on a baking sheet.
  7. You can enjoy them as is, or refrigerate for 10 minutes to firm up.

Recipe adapted from The Big Man’s World

Recipe Notes:

  • For paleo option, substitute the rolled oats and oat flour with 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • The cane sugar can be eliminated, especially if you are using pumpkin pie puree which is usually already sweetened
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Comments

  • Reply
    Sue
    November 3, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Can these be frozen?

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      November 4, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      Yes they can! Enjoy!!

  • Reply
    Keisha
    October 18, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    I seen you make this on your Snapchat and I can’t lie I’ve been thinking about them every since!! Making them tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      October 19, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      Yay! So glad to hear that! I hope you love the recipe. Thank you for the sweet words 🙂

  • Reply
    Mariah
    October 15, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Can you use honey instead of the maple syrup? And if I still wanted to use the oats could I use 3/4 cup of coconut flour like you said, but still use the oats? Would that be a correct measurement? Just trying to use what I have….

    I’m sure I would love the original recipe though!! Love your recipes and style!!

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      October 15, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Hi there, yes you can definitely use honey instead of maple syrup. Also, you can use coconut flour instead of oat flour, but just remember that coconut flour is extremely absorbent so you can’t substitute it 1:1. If you’re substituting the entire oats and oat flour, I would try with just 1/2 a cup or maybe at most 3/4 a cup of coconut flour. See how that goes and add 1 tablespoon at a time until you get the right consistency. The cool thing is, they’re no-bake so you can taste and adjust 🙂 Good luck and thank you so much!

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