These easy no bake pumpkin spice bites are the perfect sweet snack to satisfy your fall pumpkin spice sweet tooth. By blending the oats, it creates a smooth texture and taste *almost* as good as pumpkin pie itself.
Having quick satisfying snacks prepped for the week helps you to avoid intense cravings throughout the day.
How to use leftover canned pumpkin
Pumpkin can be used for so much more than pies, it can be swirled into yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies, soups, baked goods.
Tip for the leftover canned pumpkin, freeze it in ice cube trays, then pop into resealable bags or sealed containers to use for future recipes.
Pumpkin is a nutritious seasonal vegetable. It provides beta-carotene, vitamin A , potassium and fibre. It packs a lot of nutrition benefits that can help your immune health, eye health, and overall health.
Seasonal produce is great exposure for children, which can increase their curiosity in trying them. You can visit local pumpkin patches or even see them in the grocery store. Read about them in books or do pumpkin crafts. They can carve them as a sensory activity. Lastly, you can get them in the kitchen to try seasonal recipes like these no bake pumpkin spice bites.
In this recipe, you can have kids measure ingredients, stir, press the blender button, or roll the bites into balls.
No Bake Pumpkin Spice Bites
- 1/2 cup pure pumpkin
- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup rolled oats or oat flour
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips optional
- In a blender, add the oats and pulse until a flour-like consistency forms. (You can also purchase oat flour already blended, in which case you can skip this step).
- In a large bowl combine the oats, pumpkin, peanut butter, maple syrup, and spices. Stir well and add in chocolate chips if you are using them.
- Form into bite-sized balls. The mixture may be quite wet but it will firm in the refrigerator.
- Refrigerate until firm and chilled. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Stay tuned as I share a few of my favourite ways to use pumpkin this month,here