Pumpkin Energy Bites

So, this new cookbook came out with recipes to use with the 21 Day Fix plan (but can be used with other nutrition plans – it has the nutritional info as well!).  I made a few recipes from it, and here’s the first.

I made some changes to work with what I had and some ingredients that don’t work for me.

Pumpkin Energy Bites (adapted from Fixate cookbook) – makes 16 balls, each 1/2 a yellow container, 1/2 a teaspoon on the 21 Day Fix plan

Ingredients:
1 cup pitted dates
warm water
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (leave a little out for garnish)
1 tsp pure almond extract
1 tsp pure maple syrup
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 pinch Himalayan sea salt (or regular sea salt)

Instructions:
– Place dates in a bowl and cover with water.  Let soak for 10 minutes.  Drain.  Set aside.
– Place walnuts in food processor.  Pulse until  finely ground.
– Add dates, pumpkin, coconut, almond extract, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and salt and pulse until well mixed.  Place in a bowl.  Refrigerate covered for 30 min.
– Roll into tablespoon-sized balls; roll in the reserved coconut if desired
– Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Pumpkin energy bites

 

These were delicious!  I ate a bunch on my road trip this weekend and they were great snacks…just don’t pack too many!  It’s easy to go overboard!

 

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