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No-Bake Pumpkin Energy Bites (Nut-Free, GF)

Let the snack times roll, with these easy and healthy Pumpkin Energy Bites! Packed with nothing except only the good stuff.


It’s the season of pumpkins and baking. Loads of both have been happening in our kitchen. We’ve got pumpkin coffeecake, pumpkin donut holes, and the bestest pumpkin bread. Bake-a-holics, we’ve got you covered.

Except for today.

Today, we’re getting our fill of double pumpkin yum – all without touching the oven door…


With three very hungry, very fast growing monkeys…virtually every afternoon = snack attack time.

One of my favorite snacks to tide over some hungry tummies is energy bites. Not only are they fun and easy to make, they’re such the yummy-healthy treat.

Pumpkin Ball Bites

These pumpkin energy bites are happily no-bake. Simply throw a party for all the good (clean!) ingredients and get rolling.

These little bites are jamming with pure pumpkin, whole oats, dates, coconut, fall spices, and roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas.)

No refined sugar added. No refined anything. Just pure, whole, clean goodness.

Packed with flavor and super packed with nutrition.


Here’s to not baking during baking season.

At least for today.


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Pumpkin Ball Bites

Pumpkin Energy Bites (No Bake)

5 from 2 ratings
Let the snack times roll, with these easy and healthy Pumpkin Energy Bites! Packed with nothing except only the good stuff.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Author: Amy Dong



  • In a food processor, add the dates, pumpkin, honey, chia seeds, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Pulse until incorporated and smooth. Using a rubber spatula, scrape mixture into a large bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients until fully incorporated. Cover tightly and chill 1 hour or longer.
  • Form 1-inch energy balls using clean, damp hands (slightly wetting your palms will help a lot with ease of shaping, without sticking.) Keep energy balls in airtight container in fridge. Best served chilled.


If you're aiming for GF, be sure to get oats that are labeled gluten free.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 797IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: finger food, Snack
Cuisine: American

Source: Chew Out Loud, adapted from Gimme Some Oven

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    • Erika – Love&Custard
    • 5 stars

    These look delicious Amy! This is my first year of trying pumpkin in baking and I’m in love! I’ll definitely have to give these a try – quick and easy, my favourite kind of baking! Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • chewoutloud

      You’re so welcome, Erika! 🙂

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