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

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 for the family!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad


  • 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


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, rolled oats, cane sugar and pumpkin pie spice, and mix well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Using your hands, form batter into small bite sized balls.
  • Roll balls in optional coatings (shredded coconut, chopped walnuts and cacao nibs) and place on a baking sheet.
  • You can enjoy them as is, or refrigerate for 10 minutes to firm up.



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 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • The cane sugar can be eliminated, especially if you are using pumpkin pie puree which is usually already sweetened


Serving: 2g | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1590IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.1mg