These Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites are the perfect treat! These healthy treats are made with real pumpkin, gluten free oats, healthy chia seeds, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. They’re perfect for an afternoon snack or treat. Everyone will love these healthy bites!
The Best Healthy Fall Treat: No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites
The perfect cozy fall treat in one little bite? Sign me up! Nothing screams fall more than a good pumpkin recipe. I like to start the season off with a pumpkin spice cold brew coffee and then move on to cinnamon sugar pumpkin bread as the temperatures cool down and I start craving all things cozy. When I’m in need of a quick treat, these no bake pumpkin spice energy bites are my go-to.
Energy bites are some of my favorite snacks because they are easy to whip up and made with real food ingredients. These are no different. Made with all natural peanut butter, real pumpkin, and wholesome gluten free oats, they are a fun snack that you can feel really good about.
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These energy bites are perfect to take on a long trail walk, as an afternoon treat, or as a post-workout snack. Not only are they delicious, these bites are naturally gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. You’ll love them!
Energy Bite Ingredients
These Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites are made with just a few simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry which means you can whip them up at any time!
Peanut Butter: The base of these bites is creamy all natural peanut butter. If you have an allergy, or just do not care for peanut butter, feel free to use cashew or almond butter instead. Whatever nut butter you choose to use, make sure it is creamy and has minimal ingredients. Look for peanut butter that only has peanuts listed as the ingredients.
Canned Pumpkin: What makes these energy bites even more delicious is the real pumpkin puree. Canned pumpkin puree is easy to find during the fall months and you will likely see it in the baking aisle. Make sure you grab a can of pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie mix. The only ingredient should be pumpkin.
Chia Seeds: Packed with healthy fats and fiber, these are a great addition to any energy bite.
Chocolate Chips: Dark chocolate chips add a little extra texture and sweetness to these bites. Feel free to leave them out if you prefer.
Pumpkin Pie Spice: Warm, cozy, makes you think of pumpkin pie. Need I say more?
Gluten Free Rolled Oats: Old-fashioned rolled oats, not quick oats, work the best in this recipe. If you need to be absolutely sure that your bites are gluten-free, be sure to use certified gluten free oats.
Maple Syrup: These bites are sweetened with pure maple syrup and the flavor works perfectly with the pumpkin and spice. Feel free to use honey if you do not have maple syrup.
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites
Step One: Add the peanut butter, pumpkin purée, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl and use a wooden spoon to stir until well combined.
Step Two: Next, add gluten free rolled oats, chia seeds, chocolate chips, and pumpkin pie spice to the bowl. Stir until everything is well combined and you have a “dough”.
Step Three: Place the mixture in the freezer for fifteen to twenty minutes to chill and firm up a bit.
Step Four: Remove the dough from the freezer and use a cookie dough scoop to scoop the dough and then use your hands to roll the dough into balls. Store the energy bites in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.
How to Store Energy Bites
Because these pumpkin bites are made with real food ingredients and do not have any preservatives, you will need to store them in the refrigerator or freezer to ensure that they stay fresh. My personal favorite way of storing these energy bites is in the freezer.
To freeze the bites, place them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and then place the sheet pan in the freezer for an hour or two. Once the bites are frozen, place them in a freezer safe storage container or bag. Keep them in the freezer for up to three months.
Tips, Tricks, and FAQs
Chilling the dough a bit makes it easier to handle so you get the perfect little energy bite each time.
If you find that your dough is a bit too sticky when rolling you can add a few more tablespoons of oats to the dough.
Want to add a few more mix-ins? Hemp hearts, flax seeds, or shredded coconut would all be great additions!
If you have a peanut allergy, or just do not love the flavor of peanut butter, feel free to use another nut butter. Cashew butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter would all work really well in this recipe. Whichever nut or seed butter you choose to go with, just make sure that it does not have any added sugars or preservatives.
Don’t love dark chocolate chips? Feel free to use milk chocolate chips or chunks instead!
Want to increase the protein content in these bites? Add in a scoop of your favorite protein powder (vanilla, chocolate, or plain would work best) or plain collagen protein powder.
I hope you love these pumpkin spice energy bites! I know they will quickly become a favorite. If you make this recipe, please leave a comment and rate the recipe below so others know how much you liked it!
Add the peanut butter, pumpkin purée, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl and use a wooden spoon to stir until well combined.
Next, add gluten free rolled oats, chia seeds, chocolate chips, and pumpkin pie spice to the bowl. Stir until everything is well combined and you have a “dough”.
Place the mixture in the freezer for fifteen to twenty minutes to chill and firm up a bit.
Remove the dough from the freezer and use a cookie dough scoop to scoop the dough and then use your hands to roll the dough into balls. Store the energy bites in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.
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Yummy!! thank you! i used peanut butter and turned out great!! thanks for including calorie count!
I’m not a big fan of peanut butter ( insert comment lol) anything I can substitute it with
almond butter will work!
I made these for my family and everyone loved it! Perfect for my kids lunches and for my husband and I to take to work. I can’t wait to make this again. It is definitely a new family favorite. I want to make a double batch and freeze half. How long would they stay good in the freezer? Thank you!
A little late to the party! Just made this for the 2022 fall season and Omg they are amazing! I only had 1/8c chia seeds so added some more oats to get the texture. Tastes like pumpkin pie. Definitely will be making these again!
How many energy bites does this recipe make?
Hi, Callie! the full yield amount of 24 bites is included in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. Hope that helps!
can’t wait to make these
hope you love them, Stephanie!
How long do these stay good for when stored in the fridge?
Hi, Jennifer! I would keep them for up to a week in the fridge!
These are so good! I’ve started making them year round whenever I need a taste of pumpkin. They are so delicious and gooey and wonderful!!
I can’t wait to try them! I love all things fall and pumpkin! I’m a nursing mama and these would be perfect for a nursing snack! I do have a question though. Can I use almond butter instead of peanut butter?
Hi, Emily! yes! almond butter will work great!
DELICIOUS! Followed recipe to the “T”-perfect! Thank you!!
What more can I say? Excellent!!
I love these. They don’t fall apart when you’re rolling them. Also my picky daughter, mother, and S.O. love these. I’ve used honey which is great but next time I may try maple syrup. Thank you Ashlea!
A wonderful snack for on the go. Also, love to make them ahead.
Love this recipe! I added flax seeds and hemp hearts and decided to try and cook these! I put them in the oven for 14 mins at 350° and they are scrumptious!
Followed the recipe exact but had to cut it in half due to limited ingredients on hand. Turned out perfect cannot wait to remake a double batch! 🙂
I’m not a fan of chia seeds in energy bites. Can I just omit them or do I need to reduce the liquid as well? Thanks!
Hi, Jazzmin! you can leave them out. If the mixture is a little wet you can sprinkle in a few more oats.
Excellent! I had everything (almost) so I made this to take for breakfast this week. I Used chunky peanut butter and regular old fashioned oats (not gf) because that’s what was in the house. I only had 1/2 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice left, so I filled it in with cinnamon and a tiny pinch of nutmeg and ginger. The taste is perfect. Thank you! When I see you post a new recipe, I know that I can trust that it will be good.
Thanks for sharing! Do they freeze well?
Hi, Vanessa! Yes!
This looks so good! What a great way to make this treat into a fall flavored snack!
I have been craving something pumpkin, and I saw these on ATHT’s Instagram feed and knew I had to make them (with what I had on hand). I didnt have chia seeds so I omitted those but MAN they were still delicious! My picky husband even liked them and asked me for some yesterday. Must make recipe!
Terrific recipe! The perfect sweetness for an afternoon pick me up!!!
These are so so yummy! Perfect amount of sweetness! Thank you for sharing!!
So glad you loved them, Mary!
Delicious! So easy to make too!
My son is gluten free and allergic to oats. Any ideas to substitute for the oats?
Hi, Abby! I’d recommend using certified gluten free oats if your son can tolerate oats at all. The base of these energy bites are oats and I’m not sure they will come together without them. My other idea would be almond flour but I’m not quite sure on the amount you would need. If you give it a try, let me know how it turns out!
Tried another recipe for a pumpkin latte ball and did NOT like it. Found this recipe and it tastes soo good. A great balance of sweetness and flavor. Thank you for the recipe!
I made these for my gluten free husband a few days ago and we are both obsessed! They are the perfect healthy snack for at work. I’m hoping to make a huge batch and freeze half. Would that effect the outcome of the recipe at all? Thanks!
Hi, Amara! I’m so glad you love the recipe. Freezing them is a great option and I actually store mine in the freezer all of the time. They taste great that way!
Amazing!!! Love these bites. Easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth without all the work of baking, lol.
I’m so glad you love them, Ariel!
Easy and delicious! I added a scoop of pumpkin spice protein powder and it didn’t disappoint! Thank you!
So happy you loved them, Katie!
Yum! Thank you 😋
You’re so welcome Anne! Glad you loved the recipe!
Hi do you have the nutritional value for these?
Hi, Eveline! It should be in the recipe card now.
I really love these. I hosted a Halloween party this year for some friends and I wanted to have a healthy sweet treat to offer. I made these and the guests went crazy for them! I have been struggling with my sense of taste and smell since I contracted COVID in March, and most things are not very tasty to me, but these are something that I love despite those issues. My kids love them too! Thanks for the great treat!!!!
I just made these and they are so delicious! I am breast-feeding and they’re gonna be the perfect snack to produce lots of milk!!
So glad you love these, Jennifer! Hope you continue to feel better!
These are quick and delicious! They don’t last long in our house … and there’re only two of us!! I’ve used PB and almond butter; both are great. As Ashlea said, play with the amount of oats depending on the consistency of the nut butter. SO good.
Very easy to make, and so yummy for an afternoon boost! I added ground flax seed to mine as well and they still turned out great.
Thanks for sharing, Kendall! I’m so glad you loved the recipe!
These are amazing! Even my fiance who isn’t a fan of pumpkin season loved them. I’ve already made them twice this season and will probably make them one more time 🙂 Perfect texture, I love keeping them in the freezer as they never get too firm to eat directly out of the freezer.
So yummy! Such a great sweet AND satisfying treat! I’ve made these twice so far and my fiancé can’t get enough of them.
Wondering if this would still turn out good with a different nut butter? My son can’t have PB but this recipe looks delicious!
This is yummy stuff!!
To respond to Allison, here is what my nutrition calculator says: (per serving)
Calories – 131
Carbs – 14
Sugar – 7
Fiber – 2
Fat – 7
Sat Fat – 2
Really delicious!! Thank you!!
These look so delicious and I can’t wait to make them! However, my local grocery stores seem to be out of canned pumpkin puree, any ideas on substitutions or if it is okay if I have to omit the pumpkin?
Do you have nutrition facts on these? Shared the recipes and your IG site and someone is asking
Thank you! I love love love your recipes
These look soo delicious! I love all things pumpkins… all year round! 🙂 Could I substitute flax seeds for the chia seeds?
So good! I added some walnuts too for extra protein.
These are so good and so easy to make. Love them.
These look amazing! Can the maple syrup be subbed for honey?