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Pumpkin Protein Balls

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As a quick and convenient breakfast option, these Pumpkin Protein Balls offer the perfect blend of complex carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats – a trio that keeps you fueled and focused throughout the morning. Whether you pair them with a cup of coffee or enjoy them on the go, these bites are a delightful way to kickstart your day!


Ingredients:


1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup almond butter or any nut butter of your choice
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Optional: 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped nuts for coating

Instructions:

 

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the rolled oats, protein powder, and pumpkin pie spice. Ensure the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Add the canned pumpkin, almond butter, honey (or maple syrup), vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to the dry ingredients.
  3. Stir the mixture until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. The consistency should be thick and sticky.
  4. Place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Chilling helps the mixture firm up, making it easier to form into balls.
  5. Once chilled, take small portions of the dough and roll them into bite-sized balls using your hands. If the mixture is too sticky, you can lightly wet your hands with water
  6. For an extra touch, roll the protein balls in dark chocolate chips or chopped nuts, pressing them gently into the surface. This step is optional but adds a delicious texture.
  7. Place the pumpkin protein balls on a tray or plate and let them chill in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes. This step helps the balls hold their shape.
  8. Once chilled, transfer the protein balls to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. Enjoy them as a quick and nutritious snack or post-workout bite.
  9. Feel free to get creative with additional ingredients like shredded coconut, chia seeds, or a drizzle of melted dark chocolate for added flavor and texture!


These Pumpkin Protein Balls are a delightful way to incorporate protein and fun flavors into your snacking routine. Packed with wholesome ingredients, they're not only delicious but also provide a boost of energy and nutrition!