Power Oats Pumpkin Bites


Oats and Pumpkin

Ingredients

  • 1  1/2 cup old-fashion rolled Oats (not quick cooking type)
  • 1/2 cup ground (blended) Oats (or Oat Flour)
  • 1/2 cup canned (or boxed) Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool Dates (approximately 8)
  • 1/4 cup Nut Butter of choice (Almond, Sunflower, or Peanut)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup shredded Coconut (optional)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup powdered Sugar (optional)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup grated Chocolate (optional)
  • 1/3 cup Dark Chocolate Chunks
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 2 tablespoons ground Flax Seed (or Flax Meal)
  • 1 tablespoon Hemp Seed
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt

Directions

Place dates, pumpkin puree, and nut butter in the bowl of a food processor or “Magic Bullet” and process until the mixture forms a sticky ball.  Add the honey, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and sea salt.  Process the mixture until smooth, stopping and scraping the sides of bowl as needed.  Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add ground oats, rolled oats, ground flax seeds (or flax meal), hemp seeds, and dark chocolate chunks.  Stir the mixture until well-combined.  Cover and chill mixture in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.  Using a tablespoon, roll mixture into balls and place on parchment or waxed paper.  Optional:  Coat each ball with shredded coconut, powdered sugar, or grated chocolate.  Cover and refrigerate bites.

Oats and Pumpkin Mixture

Viola!

Power Oats Pumpkin Balls

Reference:

http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/2013/11/pumpkin-pie-power-bites/


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