Clean Eating Pumpkin Balls

Clean Eating Energy Balls

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I set out to make a dish that would satisfy my sweet tooth, while still being clean and filling. After mixing and adding, I ended up really loving the end product. It’s not overly sweet, but as someone that doesn’t eat much sugar, it’s really dessert like. You could always add in a little coconut sugar or brown sugar if you like them a bit sweeter. I’ve been eating these after a workout, for mid-morning snack and at night when I get the munchies. They’re basically awesome all day errrday. 

Ingredients:

1 cup pumpkin
3 cups oats, not cooked
4 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp flax seeds
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup grain sweetened chocolate chips. You could use dark chocolate pieces, regular chocolate chips or just skip them altogether. I did half with and half without.

Mix everything together in a large bowl. You kind of want to press and fold to get everything together. Roll into balls about 1″ in diameter. Place on a wax paper or saran lined pan and chill for about 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Molly writes about fashion, food and life on her blog, Stilettos and Diapers. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and 2 boys. 

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10 thoughts on “Clean Eating Pumpkin Balls

    1. Jessica Cox, RD

      Sue – Grind the flaxseed (or purchase ground flaxseed / flaxseed meal) for the added nutrition benefit of the seeds. Your body cannot process the whole seeds, so you don’t get the heart-healthy fats and fiber when you eat whole seeds.

    1. Ashley Leath - Menu Editor

      Hi Hope,

      Molly of Stilettos and Diapers wrote this post. It’s noted at the beginning and end of the post with a link to her fantastic blog!

      Best,
      Ashley

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