Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

The Perfect Fall Treat

These energy bites make a great snack loaded with healthy fats and fiber, which are great for balancing blood sugar, detoxing excess hormones, and supporting heart health.

Prep Time: 10 minutes (plus 30-60 minutes chill time)
Makes: 18-20 balls

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts or seeds (pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews, pumpkin, sunflower seeds, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, cherries, chopped apricots, etc.)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together (oats, seeds, chocolate chips, dried fruit, cinnamon, and salt) and stir until well-blended. 
  2. Add in the almond butter, honey, and canned pumpkin and stir until well-blended using a large spoon or spatula.
  3. Roll by hand into small golf-ball sized balls. If the balls are not sticking together enough, add a little more almond butter and/or honey to taste.
  4. Line a large container with parchment or wax paper and place the balls into the container until ready to eat. 

Storage tips: keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or the freezer for 3-4 months.

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.