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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!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad

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 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 3/4 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