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You only need 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make these easy Paleo Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites. The perfect healthy fall treat or pre-workout snack! See the video below

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So I settled onPaleo Pumpkin Pie Energy Bitesbut you guys, let me tell you that this recipe scores on so many levels!

The most important thing for us lazy-busy people: they are stupid easy to make. Your ingredients, in your food processor-done.

Well ok, then you need to roll the paleo pumpkin pie dough into balls but that's about it.I listed 15 minutes total time in the recipe box but you could be done in less than that.

And did I mention that you only need 4 ingredients? Ahem, I'm kind of lying here but I figured cinnamon and ginger are pantry staples so I don't need to count them? Please?

Ok so make it 4 or 6, you choose. In both case, pretty short list!

But really, what weactually care about is how good these Paleo Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites are, right? To be honest with you, I made this recipe 4 times before sharing it with you because I wanted themto be perfect.

I tried these energy bites with oats and I just didn't like the chewy/grainy texture. Then I tried them with almond meal. Good, but not exactly what I wanted just yet.

And finally, the winning ingredient for these Paleo Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites was coconut flour!I love how it gives this greattexture half-way between fudgy and cakey.

Oh and then, I threw in some chocolate chips, just because...why not?

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

You only need 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make these easy Paleo Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls. The perfect healthy Fall treat or pre-workout snack!



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Prep Time 15 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Servings 14 balls

Calories 86 kcal


  • 10Medjool datespitted (if they are dry, soak them in warm water before)
  • ½cuppumpkin puree
  • ½cupcoconut flour
  • ½tspground cinnamon
  • ⅛tspground ginger
  • ¼cupdark chocolate chips or cacao nibs to keep strictly paleo


  1. Add dates to the bowl of your food processor and pulse until they form a paste, scraping the edges of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.

  2. Add pumpkin puree, coconut flour, cinnamon,and ginger. Pulse until the ingredients are combined. Add chocolate chips and mix with a spoon or spatula until well distributed.

  3. Roll mixture into balls (about one tablespoon each) and eat! Keep leftovers in the fridge.

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Nutrition Facts

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

Amount Per Serving (1 ball)

Calories 86Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Fat 1g2%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 13mg1%

Potassium 157mg4%

Carbohydrates 17g6%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 13g14%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 1385IU28%

Vitamin C 0.3mg0%

Calcium 24mg2%

Iron 0.4mg2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Vicky

    Love the sound of this recipe and your ultimate dedication and commitment to getting it perfect! Interesting how you really can tell the difference between using oats, almond meal and coconut flour. Haven't made too many things with coconut flour so definitely need to experiment with that one more (currently I'm all about the coconut flakes - my new favorite obsession)

    • marie

      Thanks Vicky 🙂 I didn't use oat flour and I really didn't like the chewy texture of the whole oats... The difference between almond meal and coconut flour was more subtle, but coconut won my heart! Girl you will fall in love with coconut flour. There's so many things you can do with it, it's crazy!! But you're right, coconut flakes are pretty awesome too 😉

  2. Brenda

    So glad Eat Yourself Skinny introduced me to your blog! These pumpkin pie energy bites look delicious!

    • marie

      Thanks so much Brenda, I'm really happy to have you here! 🙂

  3. Barbara Carter

    Thank you so much for your recipes. I have made quite a few. I have liked them all a lot. This one has to be one of those that becomes more loved each time one makes it.
    My friend wanted a pumpkin surprise for his birthday. This was perfect. I will let you know what he says.
    Good luck on your new adventure. Welcome to the North American Continent. I hope you enjoy your stay here.

    • marie

      I'm so happy to hear that Barbara, thank you!!

  4. Jenn from Calgary

    Made these last night - I love how easily things come together in food processor! But I COULD NOT get these to roll into balls. They just kept coming apart in my hands. So I took the whole mixture and pressed it into the bottom of a waxed paper-lined glass dish and cut into squares this morning. Pretty tasty!

    • marie

      Hi Jen! I'm sorry to hear you had trouble rolling them! What was the issue? Too crumbly? Too sticky? Would love to know because I've never had this problem before. But I'm glad you still found them tasty 🙂

    • marie

      If the issue was the stickiness, using wet hands usually does the trick

      • Jenn from Calgary

        My issue was that they were too crumbly to roll. I did soak the Medjool dates beforehand, but next time I won't pat them quite so dry. I'll let you know how it goes!

        • marie

          Yes, would love to 🙂 Thanks Jenn!

  5. Jenn from Calgary

    Sorry I just thought of one more you think these would freeze well?

    • marie

      I've never tried but I definitely think they would freeze well yes!

  6. Nancy

    I have been looking for a recipe like this but that has the added protein of a nut butter and maybe some seeds. Can you suggest a recipe that includes these?

    • Marie

      I can't really think of a recipe with these additions, but you could try adding nut butter and seeds to this recipe! With the addition of nut butter, the batter might be a little bit too runny so you might have to add a little bit more coconut flour if needed.

  7. Barbara Carter

    I came back to get this receipe for paleo pumpkin pie energy bits. I love this receipe. I am going to make them for my friend college graduation and getting the dance directorship party. I am excited for him. I made these for him once before. Thank you for everything. Barbara Carter

    • Marie

      Thank you Barbara, I hope your friend enjoyed them!

  8. 40A.

    The color alone looks super tempting and the addition of chocolate chips just takes these to the next level! LOVE!

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites Recipe | Not Enough Cinnamon (2024)


What is a substitute for cinnamon in pumpkin pie? ›

If you don't have ground cinnamon, you can use ginger or allspice in place of pumpkin pie spice. Just use half of the amount called for since ginger and allspice have stronger flavors than cinnamon.

How much pumpkin pie spice to use in place of individual spices? ›

If your fall recipe calls for individual spices but you want to use pumpkin pie spice instead, you'll use an amount equal to the sum of the other spices. For example, if your recipe calls for a teaspoon cinnamon, teaspoon allspice and teaspoon ginger, you'll use 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice.

What is a good substitute for pumpkin pie? ›

If you're seeking an alternative for pumpkin pie, look no further than butternut squash – you'll likely never go back.

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Can I just use cinnamon instead of pumpkin spice? ›

Because pumpkin pie spice is a blend, the short answer is no. Even though cinnamon is the base, your recipe will not taste the same using just one spice in place of the blend.

What is a substitute for 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice? ›

For 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, substitute:
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon + ¼ teaspoon ginger, allspice, cloves, or nutmeg (whatever you have!)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon + ¼ teaspoon each of any of the two above.
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Is it better to use pumpkin pie spice or individual spices? ›

In short, no. Our pumpkin pie spice contains all of the same spices you would use including Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Allspice, and Cloves. One of the main benefits to using this is convenience.

Is pumpkin pie spice the same as cinnamon? ›

What Is in Pumpkin Spice? Pumpkin spice, also known as pumpkin pie spice, is a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Some pumpkin spice mixes might leave out a spice or two, but most consist of at least two or three of the spices listed above.

What makes pumpkin pie taste like pumpkin pie? ›

The pie is generally flavored with pumpkin pie spice, a blend that includes cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves or allspice. The pie is usually prepared with canned pumpkin, but fresh-cooked pumpkin can be used.

What is the difference between canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie? ›

Ingredients - Pumpkin puree made from scratch contains only pumpkin, but canned puree may contain a preservative like salt. Pumpkin pie filling contains additional ingredients like sugar, spices, and thickeners. Flavor - Pure pumpkin puree has a slightly sweet, earthy taste.

What fruit taste like pumpkin pie? ›

sweet potato or pumpkin pie.

Why put cinnamon in pumpkin? ›

A sprinkle of cinnamon is a delicious nod to the usual pie and transforms the squash into an enchanting side dish recipe. The EatingWell Test Kitchen is comprised of a group of culinary professionals who develop and test our recipes.

What does cinnamon do for pumpkins? ›

Covering the inside of your pumpkin with cinnamon can help inhibit mold growth. The ingredients that make the spice flammable, cinnamaldehyde and eugenol, also have antifungal and antibacterial properties that prevent mold and bacteria growth. Cinnamon is also a great pest repellent, as bugs can't stand the scent.

Does pumpkin pie contain cinnamon? ›

The pie is generally flavored with pumpkin pie spice, a blend that includes cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves or allspice. The pie is usually prepared with canned pumpkin, but fresh-cooked pumpkin can be used.

Does pumpkin spice taste like cinnamon? ›

Let's break it down. Cinnamon is the base of our pumpkin spice, so there's a slight sweetness and warm baking spice flavor. Spices like nutmeg and ginger have a slight spicy heat or peppery quality. Allspice and mace create a well-rounded spice flavor.


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