I’m going to cut straight to the point: These are the best energy bites I’ve ever made. Ever. Ever. Ever. They taste like Thanksgiving in a small adorable package — but with none of the Thanksgiving-insulin-spike side effects.
I’m sure I’m right about their deliciousness because I have a mummy in my picture. Thus, I’m clearly firing on all cylinders today. His name is Scooby. Because I just thought of that. And I like it.
I debated last night on whether or not I was going to make something pumpkin flavored, since that’s kind of conforming to the blogger norm right now, but I went with it anyway since I had that 1/2 can of pumpkin waiting in the fridge (I know all of you know what I’m talking about. Why can’t we bloggers just create recipes that use the whole can???)
Anyway, my taste buds are thanking my decision making abilities right now.
On a random side note, does anyone else have a food processor toddler? I don’t mean a hungry toddler, I mean a food processor that you can’t leave alone for 5 minutes. I was running mine this morning while I made almond butter, and every time I turned around it had moved about 5 inches closer to the edge of the counter. I tried blocking it with a spatula but it just took the spatula with it. Crazy thing.
Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Raw, Paleo, Vegan, Soy Free, Refined Sugar Free
Makes about 12-13 Tablespoon Sized Bites
- 1/2 cup of dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup of almonds
- 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Puree (the plain canned kind, not pie filling – I feel pressure to clarify cuz that’s what everyone does in their fall recipes….)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Pulse all of the ingredients in the food processor until well combined – About 30 seconds.
- Scoop out using a Tablespoon (or teaspoon if you’re a dainty individual. I am not)
- Refrigerate for about 10 minutes to firm.