No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites

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Last Updated on May 21, 2024 by Tracy

Pumpkin Protein Bites. Pumpkin is low in fat, loaded with vitamin A, potassium, and fiber, so it is the perfect ingredient to make into a healthy snack like these Pumpkin Protein Balls!

Best No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites

No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites

When is pumpkin season?  Does it really have to end?  Pumpkin is very low in fat (as in almost none), high in fiber and loaded with vitamin A and potassium.  Did you know that beta-carotene (which is a precursor to vitamin A) is a vital nutrient is essential for maintaining healthy vision, supporting immune function, and promoting skin health. Consuming foods rich in beta-carotene, such as pumpkin, can help boost your body’s antioxidant defenses and protect against oxidative stress. And what do you know about potassium? Well, potassium is an electrolyte that plays a crucial role in regulating blood pressure, muscle function, and nerve signals.

Pumpkin Protein Balls

So when I looked in my pantry and saw one lonely can of pumpkin that didn’t get used a pie a few months ago, I decided to make a healthy and delicious snack.  If you know me, I am a snacker.  I love my smoothies at breakfast, and most of the time I don’t forget about lunch, but mid-morning and mid-afternoon I find myself hungry.  My goal is grab for something healthy, of course, but reality is that I just grab for whatever is easiest for me.

No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites

Pumpkin season, typically spans from late September through November, however, it’s easy find ways to incorporate it into your recipes year-round. After all, pumpkin isn’t just a symbol of fall; it’s a nutritious powerhouse packed with essential nutrients.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Protein Balls

And these No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites are an easy to make, filling snack!  In fact, they are also good with my morning coffee ๐Ÿ˜‰

Easy No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites

If you have a lonely can of pumpkin puree hanging out in your pantry, you probably have all the ingredients for these Pumpkin Protein Bites.  I did!  No special trip to the grocery store needed.  All you need is some basic ingredients and about 15 minutes and you will have these No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites ready to enjoy.

Easy No Bake Pumpkin Peanut Butter Protein Bites

Not only are they a delicious and convenient snack option, but they’re also packed with nutrients to keep you energized throughout the day. The combination of old-fashioned oats, pumpkin puree, and peanut butter provides a satisfying blend of complex carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats, making these bites a balanced snack that the whole family will love.

Adding chia seeds to the mix boosts the fiber content even further and provides a dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health and inflammation. Chia seeds are a tiny nutritional powerhouse! Plus, adding that scoop of protein powder enhances the protein content, making these bites a great post-workout snack or midday pick-me-up.

Tasty Pumpkin Protein Balls

Now, here is my No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites Recipe.  Be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites

No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites

Pumpkin Protein Bites. Pumpkin is low in fat, loaded with vitamin A, potassium, and fiber, so it is the perfect ingredient to make into a healthy snack!
4.89 from 9 votes
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Course: Breakfast/Snack/Dessert
Keyword: easy recipe, no bake, protein, pumpkin, snacks
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 25
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Tracy

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup peanut butter or equivalent alternative
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 scoop protein powder – non-flavored or vanilla
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips – dark or milk I had milk, so that’s what I used

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix well
  • Using your hands make 1 – 1 1/2 inch balls to form your pumpkin bites
  • Place on a cookie sheet or directly into a storage container
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Freeze what you think you won’t eat in a week or two. In fact, it’s a great idea to make a double batch and freeze the extras!

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1538IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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I hope you enjoy these No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites as much as we do!

No Bake Protein Bites with Pumpkin

What is your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin?  Sweet?  Savory? Drinks?  Desserts?  Breakfast?

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33 thoughts on “No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites

  1. 5 stars
    Love the healthy pumpkin alternative! I’m a strong believer too that “pumpkin spice season” shouldn’t be limited to one season!

  2. 5 stars
    These look really tasty.I love the taste and health benefits of pumpkin and these bars do a great way of using it1

  3. Omgosh!! Pumpkin is my FAVORITE flavor ALL year long!! Cannot wait to make these and take these hiking!!

  4. I actually have extra pumpkin puree in the fridge and this is the perfect way to use it! i have everything, just need the chocolate chips to get my kids to eat them. lol

  5. Peanut Butter, chocolate and pumpkin – I never would have thought to try them together. But these protein ball/bites sound amazing!

  6. Oh wow! These look so yummy! My husband is a big pumpkin fan so I might just have to try this.

  7. 5 stars
    The No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites recipe looks astounding. I cannot wait to taste your special recipe. I thank you so much for the directions on this delicious treat.

  8. 5 stars
    These look great and delicious! And easy which is great for me ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks I saved the recipe!

  9. 5 stars
    I love pumpkin flavor but always have a hard time finding a way to use it other than during Thanksgiving time. These protein bites I could totally see making year round.

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