Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Vegan
Happy Thursday, Everyone!
I hope you’re all enjoying the first week of Fall. It’s slightly cooler here (like four degrees cooler), and I’m trying to keep my Fall spirits up by decorating the house, baking all kinds of fall goodies, and planning some trips to visit my favorite fall foliage spots. I know some of you are already having sweater weather and I’m so jealous! I’m heading to the midwest next week, and I’m excited because the leaves will have already started to change, and I’ll be able to break in the new boots and wear a cozy sweater.
Keeping protein balls in the house has been a must for us. I love grabbing one before I head out on the dog walk in the morning, or sneaking one before bed. It’s definitely a must for our trips! We love keeping these in the hotel for when we are hungry and need a quick snack. I thought it would be fun to make a fall-flavored protein ball for our trip next week!
All you need is oats, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, sea salt, chopped pecans, plant-based vanilla protein powder (Orgain), and vanilla. These are much lighter than my normal protein balls because they are made without any nut butter.
If you want these to be lighter, just leave out the pecans. They are optional 😊 Preferably, I love the extra crunch! If you like them to be a little sweeter, try adding a couple of tablespoons of honey or maple syrup.
You can make these in ten minutes! After the consistency is perfect, just roll them into tablespoon-sized balls.
This recipe makes 24 tablespoon-sized balls.
Per Ball: 75 Calories, 10g Carbs, 2g Fat, 6g Protein, 0g Sugar
If you want to get real fancy, try drizzling white chocolate on top! I thought about doing that with dark chocolate, but that idea went out the window when I realized there were no more chocolate chips in the pantry.
Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls
- 2 Cups Oats (I used quick oats)
- 1 1/2 Cups Pumpkin Puree
- 2 Tsps Vanilla Extract
- 6 Scoops Vanilla Plant-Based Protein Powder (I used orgain)
- 1/3 Cup Pecans
- 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
- 2 Tsps Cloves
- 2 Tsps Nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Spice
- 1 Tsp Sea Salt
- Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and combine. *If it's too dry, add more pumpkin puree, and if it's too soft, add more oats.
- Roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls.
Questions for you!
- Which flavor should I make next?
- Is it sweater weather where you live?
- Fun fact about me! I hated anything “pumpkin” flavored until I was in college! Have you always liked the taste of pumpkin?
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