No-Bake Pumpkin Balls

5 from 7 votes

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

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No Bake Pumpkin Balls are a great way to welcome fall and all things pumpkin! This recipe is also a great way to use up ½ a cup of canned pumpkin you may have leftover from another recipe. For more pumpkin recipes try my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread, my Pumpkin Bars!

 No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls in a white bowl

These pumpkin spice balls are made with pure, simple, superfood ingredients that are actually good for you, so it makes for a great mid-day snack or even dessert!

How do you make pumpkin balls?

Mix the dry ingredients first: oat flour, rolled oats, pumpkin spice and cane sugar. Then add the wet ingredients: almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract and canned pumpkin. Then mix everything together, roll them into cute bliss balls and then coat them however you’d like.

Three rows of no-bake pumpkin balls - coconut, nuts and chocolate

Tips for making pumpkin balls

  1. Heat the almond butter to make it easier to stir. If you’re using very stiff almond butter without a lot of oil, it may help to heat it up so it’s more liquid in form for mixing in.
  2. Adjust the sweetness to your taste. Since the recipe is no-bake, you can add more cane sugar and remove it all together based on your preference.
  3. Test a small amount before rolling the rest. Make sure a small amount feels like dough – not too sticky and not too dry. That will make them easier to roll.
  4. Make sure toppings are finely crushed. Walnuts, coconut and cacao nibs will need to be crushed finely for rolling. That will make them adhere better to the pumpkin balls.
A white bowl with No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls

The great thing about this pumpkin ball recipe is all the ingredients are gluten free, so it feels light but energizing. It’s also paleo-friendly and vegan so it’s an all around healthy snack that will make you feel good!

For more pumpkin recipes:

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No-Bake Pumpkin Balls

These No-Bake Pumpkin Balls are vegan, gluten-free and paleo-friendly! They have a cake-like texture and are such a healthy tasty fall treat!
5 from 7 votes
Servings 12 servings
Course Dessert
Calories 129
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ¾ cups gluten-free oat flour or grind oats in blender until flour-like
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoon cane sugar optional
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ cup almond butter or other nut butter of choice
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Shredded coconut cacao nibs and crushed walnuts for coating

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, rolled oats, cane sugar and pumpkin pie spice, and mix well. Add the almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract and canned pumpkin.
  • Mix well until a firm texture is formed. If it needs more moisture, add a tablespoon of canned pumpkin, and if it is too moist, you can add a tablespoon of oat flour.
  • Using a spring-loaded cookie scoop or your hands to form the batter into small bite sized balls. Makes about 12-15.
  • Roll balls in optional coatings (shredded coconut, chopped walnuts and cacao nibs). Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for 10 minutes to firm up.

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Notes

Recipe: This pumpkin balls recipe was adapted from The Big Man’s World
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • For paleo option, substitute the rolled oats and oat flour with ¾ cup coconut flour
  • The cane sugar can be eliminated, especially if you are using pumpkin pie puree which is usually already sweetened
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. Each serving is about 1 large bite. It does not include the toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 85mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1589IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 1mg

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Bowl of pumpkin balls with bite taken out of one of them

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  1. I made these tonight and liked both of the ones I tried – rolled in cacao nibs and rolled in walnuts. I like that they’re satisfying, flavorful, and a little sweet but not too much. I will make these again.

  2. Hi Yumna!!!!!! Just for your opinion do you like to use almond butter or peanut just curious which one I should use thank you so much 😀😀😀

  3. 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

  4. 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!!

    1. 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!