4-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites (gluten-free, vegan, paleo, dairy-free)
I’m sipping some coffee and putting off packing until the last minute. I have to be at the airport in a few hours, but packing is the last thing I want to do right now. I’m taking in all the dog cuddles as they sit next to me while I blog. Before I head to Miami, I wanted to share a recipe for pumpkin spice energy bites! These are delicious, and I’m bringing a batch with me on the trip! Even my non-pumpkin-loving boyfriend loves them.
These pumpkin spice bites are made with only four ingredients: pumpkin spice, dates, cashews, and almonds. They taste like a decadent pumpkin pie and are the perfect treat for fall. They take about ten minutes to make and perfect for on-the-go.
I think they go even better with a homemade pumpkin spice latte 🎃
I bought most of the ingredients from Trader Joe’s because I find that they have the best selection of nuts for the best prices. I never feel bad about using a whole bag of nuts on a recipe when they come from Trader Joes. Now, if I buy them at Whole Foods, I try to be stingy with my nuts because hello, expensive! Anyone else? 😆
If you can’t use almonds or cashews, you can sub them for walnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, or any other nuts! And if you do not want to use dates, go ahead and use dried figs as a replacement. I’ve used dried figs for a lot of my energy ball recipes, and they turn out just as good.
In the food processor, I crush the almonds and cashews. Once those are all chopped, I add in the dates. If it’s too crumbly, I’ll add about a teaspoon of water until I get a perfect consistency. You want it to be gooey, but not too gooey. Makes sense? Cool.
Then, add in the best part…the pumpkin spice! 😋
I used a tablespoon to measure and rolled them up into bite-sized balls.
Four-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls
- 1 Cup Raw Cashews
- 1 Cup Raw Almonds
- 7 Dates (pitted)
- 2 Tbsps Pumpkin Spice
Add cashews and almonds to the food processor and chop.
Add the dates.
**you may need to add tsp of water to help combine**
Add in the pumpkin spice
Roll into tablespoon sized balls!
I’m so excited to head out with my best friend on a trip today! When I get back, expect some fall decorating videos, fall recipes, more California blogs (i know I’m behind), Miami blogs, VLOGS, and…….the big news!!! xo xo
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Remember to take a moment of silence today for the families & beautiful souls who lost their lives 18 years ago today. 9/11 NEVER FORGET 🇺🇸
Questions for you
- Do you ever get the nut-guilt when they are so expensive?
- Are you team pumpkin pie or apple pie?
- Anyone else still facing the upper 90-degree temps!