Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites

About this Recipe – Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites

2020 has been one of the weirdest years of my life and probably the majority of peoples’ lives. I didn’t think that anyone would bother celebrating the holidays this year. I guess I was wrong because slowly I am starting to see Halloween candy in the grocery stores, holiday recipes pop up on my Pinterest feed, and pumpkin spice everything.

So I don’t feel that I will be coming out with a lot of holiday recipes this year but I do have a few good ones in-store. These pumpkin oatmeal bites are good for breakfast or just to have sitting out for a quick and healthy snack. They are also gluten-free and oil-free.

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To Start

My goal was to make this recipe healthy, quick, and most importantly easy to clean up. So, you only need one large bowl to mix all of the ingredients.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).

The most important step in this recipe is preparing your chia eggs. One chia egg is 1 tbsp of chia seeds mixed with 2 and a half tbsp of water. The chia egg will then need a couple of minutes to sit so that the chia seeds can expand. For this recipe, you will mix 2 tbsp of chia seeds with 5 tbsp of water. Once you have done this you can set it aside to sit.

Combine all of your dry ingredients; oat flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

I always make my oat flour by putting rolled oats through a food processor. So my oat flour is not as fine of texture as if you were to buy it from the grocery store.

Pumpkin oatmeal bites batter

Once the dry ingredients are blended, add all of the wet ingredients; pumpkin, nut milk, and the chia eggs.

Distribute the batter between 10 to 12 baking cups depending on how big you want the bites to be. These will not rise too much.

Pumpkin oatmeal bites batter

Bake for 20 minutes, let cool, and they are ready to eat! There is no need to store these in the fridge. They can be left out or stored in Tupperware.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites

Course Snack
Keyword breakfast, gluten-free, oil-free, snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Equipment

  • Cupcake/Muffin Tin
  • Large Bowl
  • Standard Cupcake Cups

Ingredients

  • 2 Chia Eggs 2 tbsp chia seeds, 5 tbsp water
  • cup Oat Flour I blended rolled oats to make flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • tsp Cinnamon
  • pinch Nutmeg
  • 1 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 cup Pumpkin from a can
  • ½ cup Nut Milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius)
  • Prepare chia eggs by combining chia seeds and water. Set aside.
  • In a big bowl combine oat flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Add pumpkin, chia eggs, and nut milk. Stir until all ingredients are combined.
  • Line a muffin/cupcake tin with 10 to 12 standard baking cups.
  • Fill baking cups evenly with batter.
  • Put in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

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How to Make Date Balls

How to Make Date Balls

About This Recipe

This is just one of many ways on how to make date balls. I never cared for dates growing up but when I became vegan and started eating healthier I realized you can use them for a lot of recipes. So date balls became a favorite and quick snack of mine.

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cashews dates and chocolate chips on wooden cutting board
cashews dates cinnamon salt and chocolate chips on wooden cutting board - how to make date balls

The ingredients and portion sizes are listed at the bottom of the page, but, like most of my recipes, this is a recipe you can really run wild with. So you decide what ingredients you would like to include.

pitted medjool dates next to pits on wooden

To Start

Okay so this is the one and only important step you need to know in this process. Remove the pits and soak dates for about 10 minutes. That’s it. Once you do that drain the water and throw the dates in a food processor. You want it to get to this consistency as shown in the photo below.

I also used the food processor to make a powder from cashews which we will use at the end of the recipe and then to also chop cashews because we use them in the date mixture also.

Now add the chopped cashews, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, salt, oat flour, and cinnamon to the date mixture. Fold in all ingredients until everything in mixed in evenly. You can try the mixture now and see if you’re happy with it and add more of the ingredients you feel like you are missing.

how to make filling for date balls

Once you are happy with the mixture take a spoon and scoop out mixture to form balls. Roll each one in the cashew powder we prepared earlier. You might want to tap it a little so there isn’t loose powder. I do this so each time you eat one your fingers won’t get sticky. If you like, instead of using cashews you can cover the date balls in shredded coconut or cocoa powder. I find cocoa powder to be a bit overbearing though.

how to make date balls

If you follow the measurements I listed below then you should find that you have around 10 date balls.

Now just place them in the fridge and eat one (or a couple) when you feel like a snack!

How to Make Date Balls

A sweet, yummy snack that you can keep in the fridge for a quick bite.
Keyword bliss balls, date balls, Raw Desserts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 Date Balls

Ingredients

  • 12 Medjool Dates
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 – 1 ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • cup Oat Flour I put rolled oats through a food processor
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • cup Chopped Cashews
  • ¼-⅓ cup Chocolate Chips My favorite is the semi-sweet chocolate chips from Trader Joes. Unfortunately, we are not all blessed with a Trader Joes in our neighborhood so use your favorite vegan chocolate!
  • ½ cup Powdered Cashews Cashews that I put through a food processor.

Instructions

  • Take out pits from dates.
  • Soak dates in water for about 10 minutes.
  • Drain water from dates and put dates into a food processor.
  • Add in vanilla extract, cinnamon, oat flour, and salt.
  • Blend together.
  • Fold in chopped cashews and chocolate chips.
  • Roll in balls and coat with powdered cashews.
  • Refrigerate.

Try another favorite! Click here for my Three Ingredient Lazy Out Pancakes.

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