Pumpkin Energy Balls

pumpkin energy balls

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These Pumpkin Energy Balls are packed with fiber, protein and healthy fats for energy. The perfect addition to a quick lunch or to serve for an afternoon snack.


  • 3/4 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1 cup chopped, pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts (you could sub a few Tbsp chia seeds)
  • 1/22/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/21 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/21 teaspoon vanilla
  • mini chocolate chips, optional


  1. Put almonds and pepitas in a food processor and process until well ground. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Put dates, oats, hemp hearts, cinnamon and ginger in the food processor and process until well chopped.
  3. Add pumpkin and pulse a few times.
  4. Add nut and seed mixture and process until well mixed. You may need to use a spoon to help get everything mixed.
  5. Taste and adjust if needed, adding more pumpkin and/or spices if desired.
  6. Add mini chocolate chips and pulse a few times to mix.
  7. Form into balls and freeze on a baking sheet. Transfer to a bag or storage container and store in the freezer.


I always start on the low end for the ranges of pumpkin and spices. Once mixed, taste and add more if desired.

Mixture will be slightly sticky when forming into balls. Wet your hands lightly or freeze the mixture for a little bit to help with this if you want. Or just press into a pan and cut into bars.

Here’s the original recipe: 1/2 cup pepitas, 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, 1 Tablespoon chia seeds, 1/2 cup almonds, 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 1 cup chopped & pitted dates, 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ginger

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