A stack of pumpkin protein balls with a bite out of one

Healthy Pumpkin Protein Balls

Made with nourishing ingredients like oats, chia seeds, almond butter, pumpkin, and dark chocolate, these Healthy Pumpkin Protein Balls are the perfect fall snack. Each energy bite is gluten free, refined sugar free, and has 4 grams of protein.













  • 2 C oat flour*
  • 3/4 C vanilla protein powder
  • 1/3 C Stevia
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice**
  • 1/2 C pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 C sugar free maple syrup
  • 1/3 C creamy almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 C pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 C sugar free dark chocolate chips


  1. Whisk together the oat flour, protein powder, Stevia, and spices until well combined. (If you are making your own oat flour, pulse the oats in a food processor first, then add the rest of the dry ingredients and blend until smooth.)
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, chia seeds, almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients and fold until well combined. Pour in the pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips, mixing until incorporated. The dough will be slightly wet and sticky.
  4. Wrap the bowl in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 15 minutes to harden.
  5. Remove the protein balls from the freezer. Use a one tablespoon cookie scoop to portion out the dough and roll into balls.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then place each bite on the paper. Freeze for 15 minutes, then store in the fridge until ready to eat.
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*See blog post for substitutions.

**If you don't have this on hand, use 1 Tbsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ginger, and 1/4 tsp cloves.


Serving: 1 ball / Calories: 90 / Fat: 3.8g / Saturated fat: 0.2g / Carbohydrates: 10.7g / Fiber: 2.3g / Sugar: 0.2g / Protein: 4.3g

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