No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites with Fall Flavored Spices
No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites are packed with real pumpkin puree and fall spices!
Pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg are some of the flavors in these little No-bake Pumpkin Protein Bites. Not only are these super flavorful, but this is a mix and roll recipe. No baking required!
This snack will be your “go-to” fall healthy treat!
I based this recipe from my protein bites, gluten-free snack recipe, and gave them to my running buddies for a Halloween treat!
Giving food to friends is one of my favorite ways to show my love and appreciation. It’s always fun to see how excited they get, especially when it’s not expected!
Munch on one or two of these no-bake pumpkin protein bites between meals, before or after a workout.
You can even eat these bites as an appetizer before ordering sushi like my friends did when we got together for dinner!
This month I have two half marathons on my calendar! On November 17th, the Big Sur Half Marathon, which is an event that’s held in my neighborhood, but before then, three of my sole sisters and I will be strutting 13.1 miles in our running shoes at Disney’s Wine & Dine in Florida.
I’m prepared to tackle the miles, but like all the bazillion other races I’ve participated in, I won’t be bringing home the money race purse, assuming there is one.
Maybe the first place winner gets a bottle of wine and a tour of Cinderella’s castle? I don’t know.
I do know that some of these little morsels with will be traveling with me so I don’t have to buy an overpriced snack at the airport! I also know that I’ll be sharing a glass of wine or two with my gals, and bringing home a blingy medal (a reward for participating 😉 )!
Actually, I’ll be coming back with two medals because we also ran Tinker Bell’s Half Marathon in Anaheim, CA, so we qualify for a Coast to Coast medal! How cool is that 🙂
Looking for more healthy snacks? Check out these protein keto snacks from Fitness Crest!
No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats uncooked (I used gluten-free)
- 1 1/2 servings of vanilla whey protein powder this equates to three scoops of the brand I use
- 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/3 cup honey plus 1 tablespoon
- 1/3 cup nut butter I used peanut
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- Mix together oats, protein powder, pumpkin pie spice and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, add honey and nut butter and microwave for 30 seconds. Mix in the pumpkin to the honey and nut butter mixture and let cool slightly.
- Add honey and peanut butter mixture to the oats mixture and mix well forming one dough ball. Put in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
- Form into 1 inch balls. Put in airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
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Do these have to be stored in the fridge? I was thinking about making these for my husband who is deployed to Afghanistan.
He Stephanie, Since these are made with real pumpkin puree it does need to be refrigerated. You can try leaving it out and increasing the pumpkin spice and that would be ok to ship, but I would give it a taste test first. Care packages are the best! I hope this works out.
Hi! I was wondering if you could make these with quick cook steel cut oats? That’s all I have on hand.
Abigail, I haven’t tried using that oat, but I believe it’ll be fine. Maybe a little chewy. Still tasty!
Yum! I made these today with apple almond butter as the nut butter — it added another tasty layer of fall treats to the recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Ohh, that sounds yummy! I’m glad this came together nicely for you, Colleen! Thanks for letting me know 🙂
I love pumpkin! These protein bites look like a delicious snack that my kids would really enjoy.
They are tasty and portable, so good for munching on whenever the mood hits 🙂
Sounds an easy, healty, and yet tasty snack…
i want some on my luchbox tomorrow, superb!
Thanks for the comment Dedy 🙂 These make GREAT snacks!!
Great healthy option for snacking! Wow you have been a busy girl with all of the events. Take Care, BAM
Hi Bam! It’s going to be a busy month for sure! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Do you need to use the protein whey powder? What are your thoughts of making without?
Hi Barbara. I do use the protein whey powder. You can make them without it.