Chocolatey Protein Pumpkin Bites

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Well, fall is officially here. This is the time to try out all those pumpkin recipes because fall and pumpkin go hand-in-hand. These pumpkin bites have protein to build muscle along with a creamy texture and cute presentation.

If you haven’t noticed, I loooove sweets. But I want to be healthy. Creating healthy dessert to satisfy my sweet tooth sounds like an oxymoron, right?

With these pumpkin bites, you get a sweet chocolatey flavor without adding any sugar. I use Stevia, a natural plant-based sweetener that’s safe for diabetics. The cashew butter has a rich flavor and melt in your mouth texture that stands just fine on its own without the need for sugar.

I’ll have one or two of these before a workout or during the day for a little snack with a cup of coffee.

OK, let’s get started.

Add chocolate protein powder, pumpkin puree, oat flour, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, chocolate sweetener, cashew butter, almond milk, Stevia and a pinch of salt to a bowl.

chocolatey-protein-pumpkin-bites-01Mix until everything is combined. Form into balls, just like you’re making a meatball. I made 9, but it can vary depending upon the size.

Note: If the balls are falling apart, add some almond milk or water to the mixture.

When these little pumpkin bites are done then its time to make the crumble!

Put oat flour, sunflower seeds or pepitas, honey and pumpkin puree in a food processor. I don’t have one so I used my Magic Bullet. Mix until it’s combined and crumbly.

chocolatey-protein-pumpkin-bites-02Top each bite with this sweet crumble. Aren’t they so pretty?

chocolatey-protein-pumpkin-bites-03They taste even better than they look.

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CHOCOLATEY PROTEIN PUMPKIN BITES

Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 9

Ingredients

Bites

  • 5 Scoops Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 3/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 3/8 Cup Oat Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 10 Drops Chocolate Sweetener
  • 1/2 tbsp. Stevia
  • 1/8 Cup Almond Milk
  • 3 tbsp. Cashew Butter

Crumble

  • 4 tbsp. Oat Flour
  • 3 tbsp. Sunflower Seeds or Pepitas
  • 1 tbsp. Honey
  • 2 tbsp. Pumpkin Puree

Instructions

  1. Add 5 scoops off chocolate protein powder, 3/4 cup pumpkin puree, 3/8 cup oat flour, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, 10 drops chocolate sweetener, 3 tbsp. cashew butter, 1/8 cup almond milk, 1/2 tbsp. Stevia and a pinch of salt to a bowl.
  2. Mix until everything is combined.
  3. Form into balls, just like you’re making a meatball. Note: If the balls are falling apart, add some almond milk or water to the mixture.
  4. Put 4 tbsp. oat flour, 3 tbsp. sunflower seeds or pepitas, 1 tbsp. honey and 2 tbsp. pumpkin puree in a food processor or Magic Bullet.
  5. Mix until its combined and crumbly.
  6. Top each bite with this sweet crumble.

Do you like a richer, buttery flavor? Sprinkle in some coconut flakes to the mix.

Do you want more chocolate? Add cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips.


Here are more delicious treats:

If you like chocolate and peanut butter you have to try my peanut butter banana crunch muffins.

peanut-butter-banana-crunch-muffins-04If you like chocolate here’s my recipe for mini chocolate bites with a crunch.

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