Say hey to your new favourite no-bake energy ball: Raw Pecan Pumpkin Pie Balls! These raw pumpkin pie balls require just a few ingredients, a few minutes in the blender and before you know it, you’ll have yourself a healthy snack that tastes like dessert!
Pecan Pumpkin Pie Balls Year Round!
I love pumpkin and pecan as ingredients, they work in so many great dishes and pecans are more or less candy, wouldn’t you say? As for pumpkin, it’s just the best and I don’t seen any need to limit it’s use to the Fall. No way, man! Pumpkin all year round, baby! These pecan pumpkin pie balls are an easy way to include pumpkin in our diet all year. Plus, pumpkin is high in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre but very low calorie, so why not eat it more often than just Thanksgiving?!
Pumpkin Puree In Everything
I typically use any left over pumpkin puree I’ve got kickin’ around to make overnight oats and obviously I top them with pecans because, ahem, did I mention the candy factor yet? I’ve got some left over pumpkin from this recipe, so it’s pumpkin pie overnight oats for breakfast this week!
What Canned Pumpkin To Use?
I use this lovely Farmer’s Market Organic Pumpkin for all my pumpkin recipes. The quality is really nice, it’s super smooth and full of flavour. You can buy it on Amazon but I’ve been able to find it at most major grocery stores. The colour, flavour and texture has been the best I’ve found, it’s bright orange, tastes great and is super smooth. I’ve bought the No Name canned pumpkin before and it’s terrible but E.D. Smith brand is pretty good if you can find that one.
Raw Pecan Pumpkin Pie Balls
So, have a few minutes and some pumpkin, pecans and dates on hand? Boom, you’re ready to go. Toss all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and you’ll be sneaking bites of dough before you know it.
These are awesome rolled up in your favourite coatings like cinnamon, coconut sugar, hemp seeds, oats, chopped pecans or cocoa powder. They’re healthy enough for snacking and they’re definitely tasty enough for dessert!Print
These Raw Pecan Pumpkin Pie Balls take minutes to make in your food processor with just a few simple, wholesome ingredients. They’re healthy enough for breakfast or snacking but taste like you’re eating dessert! Plus, they’re gluten-free, oil-free, vegan and contain no refined sugar.
- 1.5 cups (185 g) raw pecans
- 3/4 cup (75 g) quick oats
- 1.5 cups (340 g) packed, pitted dates
- 1/2 cup (110 g) pumpkin puree
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or a mixture of 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ginger and 1/4 tsp allspice)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- Add the oats and pecans to a food processor or blender and mix until broken down.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until it forms a thick dough.
- Roll into balls and store in the fridge or freezer.
Coating ideas: oats, hemp seeds, cocoa powder, finely chopped pecans, cinnamon, coconut sugar.