Pumpkin Granola Balls

Ahhh, Autumn is here and pumpkin is in the air.

I discovered late in life that I love pumpkin! Pumpkin spiced latte’s, pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes, the list really does go on. So I decided to take one of your family’s favourite snacks, no-bake granola balls and infuse some pumpkin flavour into them.

The experiment turned out pretty well and Pumpkin Granola Balls were born.

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Ingredients:
1 cup of pumpkin seed butter – I used Omega Nutrition Pumpkin Seed Butter but if you’re so inclined, you can even make your own.
1/3 cup of milk – either almond or dairy work well.
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
1 cup of pumpkin granola – I used Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Granola.
1.5 cups of gluten-free oats
1/4 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup of chocolate chips

Instructions:
1. Mix the pumpkin seed butter, milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Keep mixing until it all becomes smooth and creamy.

pumpkin granola balls mixture2.  Add in the rest of the ingredients; pumpkin granola, gluten-free oats, shredded coconut and chocolate chips.
3. Mix until everything comes together and is well combined.

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4. Take a couple spoonfuls in your hand and make it into a ball. Do that for the entire batter.
5. Place all the balls in a plate or cookie sheet and put them in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes

pumpkin granola balls ready for fridge 6. Take them out of the fridge and they are ready to eat!

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These are great snacks to take on the go and they work well for your child’s lunch box because they are nut-free. You will end up with between 30-40 Pumpkin Granola Balls and if that’s too many, just pop them in the freezer for a quick, healthy and delicious snack down the road.

32 thoughts on “Pumpkin Granola Balls

  1. Well, I do not like pumpkin – and too bad about that, as it grows really well where I live in upstate New York. But the basic recipe sounds really nice – all I would need is a substitute for the granola.

  2. Hi Salma,
    It’s my first visit here and lucky me because these Pumpkin Granola Bars look amazing. I will definitely be looking around to see what other goodies you have and I will see you around the marketing Challenge Group.

  3. Interesting. I am not sure I am that into pumpkin (although I have found that I love the Pumpkin milkshakes some of the fast food places have this time of year 🙂 )

    Do you store them in the fridge?

  4. Didn’t know there was such a thing as pumpkin seed butter. I wonder what that tastes like. These pumpkin granola balls look tasty and love that you don’t have to bake them! Plus they’re nutritious and contain a bit of chocolate. 🙂

  5. Pumpkin seed butter! I had no idea – we use sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) on our toast, sandwiches and in a similar recipe to this called Chocolate Earth balls. I will have to try these as I, too, discovered I love pumpkin just in the last decade. Now I wish I had a snack like this at my disposal… 🙂

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