Pumpkin Energy Balls

Tis the season for… PUMPKIN ENERGY BALLS!!

I don’t mean to brag but… These may be the best pumpkin balls out there. I’ve been inhaling pumpkin puree like oxygen – i’ve finished 3 cans of pumpkin puree –  and I can’t stop, won’t stop.

I made a batch the other day and instead of rolling them into balls, I just ate it by the spoonful out of the tupperware. Just like peanut butter, it simply tastes better by the spoonful, ja feel?

( i guess you could sub the spoon for celery #respect )

These pumpkin balls are a great way to get PUMP-ed for the fall and don’t take much time to make. I make a big batch in the beginning of the week when I meal prep so I can have easy access to a sweet treat whenever I’m tempted to eat a pumpkin-shaped Reese’s. Reese’s will forever and always be my guilty pleasure…

I’ve truly got something going with this peanut butter thing – and guess what?? They are in these balls too! Maple syrup, the queen of sweeteners, is also found in these balls.

Maple syrup is a healthy sweetener because it is low glycemic index – AKA your body will absorb the syrup slower and you won’t have an energy crash! Perf for pumpkin energy balls, right!? It also has antioxidants which help reduce inflammation. Score..!! 

I also use maple syrup in my Pumpkin Overnight Oats, Banana Protein Pancakes , Homemade Peanut Butter Cups, Coffee Overnight Oats

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Recipe

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup dark choco chips

splash vanilla extract

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp pumpkin spice

pinch of salt

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Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl or tupperware. Cover the bowl with tinfoil and refrigerate for ~30 minutes. Roll into a ball and enjoy !! ( or if you’re a lazy gal like me, eat it out of the tupperware )

Let me know what you think!

Anyone else obsessed with pumpkin?

xx hails

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