Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls that are basic and delicious! Filled with protein, fiber, and nutrients, these are the best afternoon pick me up around.
I present to you the most #basic recipe I’ve ever created.
I tend to steer away from basic things. For example, I never take selfies unless it’s with friends, and I will NEVER post my vsco cam feed in my Instagram bio. You will also never catch me at Brandy Melville, and there is no way I am doing a bikini photoshoot.
Personally, I think that makes me different than most girls from California. I have better things to do then dress up in a bikini and pose for friends. Besides, how awkward would that be to be like “hey, I’m flexing my butt, can you take a photo?” Sorry, but it’s the truth!
As for food, I will be honest that I can be VERY basic. I hopped on the kale hype train pretty quickly, and when quinoa became a thing, I was ALL over it. Another basic trend I’m following? Energy balls.
Energy balls are EVERYWHERE. Every single food blogger seems to be doing them in some form, and once again, I’m jumping on the hype train that’s headed for basic central station. So, I decided today to combine two very common things: pumpkin spice an energy balls! How #basic can I get?????
These balls aren’t your typical energy balls. Instead of being on the harder side, they are dough-y. I think it’s the combination of pumpkin and agave. This is one of those recipes where you’re like DAMN THESE TASTE GOOD AND ARE SO UGLY. I mean, orange isn’t exactly the prettiest color. However, they taste JUST like fall and are the best afternoon pick me up. The best part? They’re VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE. For all of you asking for more gluten free recipe’s, here it is!
- 1 cup gluten-free quick cooking oats
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup agave
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 scoop protein powder*
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Combine all the ingredients together, and mix well until everything has combined.
- Spray a baking tray with cooking spray, and form 16 balls with the mixture. Spray some cooking spray onto your hands before doing this, because the mixture is very sticky.
- Form 16 balls and stick in the fridge for two hours. Once they have sat, stick in the oven at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Remove, let cool, and enjoy!