I love pumpkin. I mean, I really love pumpkin. There's nothing better than pumpkin paired with nutmeg and cinnamon and thus the pumpkin pie bite was born, also a product of being forced to watch the baseball game with my husband. I got bored, wandered in the kitchen and decided that these had to be made!
What you'll need:
2 tablespoons organic canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 cups of Almond meal
1/2 cup whole walnuts
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
5 pitted dates
1 tablespoon coconut nectar
1/2 cup chia seeds
1 teaspoon kosher salt
organic coconut flakes
How you do it:
These are easy and taste just like a bite of pumpkin pie. Everything but the coconut flakes will go in a food processor. Pulse for five minutes. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll in coconut flakes. Voila! Makes 8 bites.
Chia seeds are a great source of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, not to mention fiber, while coconut nectar sweetens these bites with a low glycemic punch (boasting only 10% fructose content and rating 35 on the glycemic scale.) Pumpkin is a great source of Vitamins C, E, folic acid, iron, and magnesium and for only 20 calories!
All in all these were a great success (my husband even popped a few!) And they scratch that pumpkin itch that comes with crisp cool nights and 'trick or treaters.' Pumpkin soup is definitely in my future somewhere, but until then, these'll have to do! I'm also dying to try Healthful Pursuit's no bake pumpkin tarts. Ah, fall!
Find this recipe along with many others at Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free's Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.