• Lisa Corrigan

Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls

It is officially the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice. That means many, many pumpkin recipes to come! Now you can have your pumpkin pie and eat it too with these pumpkin pie protein balls! They're super easy, you really only need 4 ingredients, and then you can add whatever extras you want! Here's what you need:


  • Steel cut oats

  • Vanilla protein

  • Pumpkin puree

  • Chia seeds

  • Pumpkin pie spice

  • Any other add-ins you want (cinnamon sugar, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, pecans, dried cranberries, etc.!)

Making these is as easy as {pumpkin} pie! Just mix the oats, protein, and pumpkin puree together.



Stir in the chia seeds and pumpkin pie spice. Then you're ready to scoop out some spoonfuls and roll them into balls. If you want to dip them into cinnamon, sugar, chocolate chips, pecans, dried fruit, pumpkin seeds, or whatever your heart desires, now is the time!


After dipping or not dipping, place your pumpkin balls on a cookie sheet or regular plate. Then stick them in the freezer for 20-30 minutes so they can solidify more. Then take those puppies out and dig in! They are such a fun, festive way to fuel your body this fall! Enjoy!


Recipe Recap:


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats

  • 6 scoops vanilla protein powder

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • 2 TBS chia seeds

  • 1 TBS Pumpkin pie spice

  • Any other add-ins you want (cinnamon sugar, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, pecans, dried cranberries, etc.!)

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, protein powder, and pumpkin puree.

2. Sprinkle in the chia seeds and pumpkin pie spice and mix in.

3. Scoop out spoonfuls of the mixture and roll into balls. If desired, dip the balls into whatever toppings you want. Leaving them plain is tasty too!

4. Place the balls on a baking sheet or plate that is covered in parchment paper or aluminum foil.

5. Put them in the freezer for 20-30 minutes.


Eat for breakfast, eat after the gym, eat them alone, eat them with yogurt---the options are endless!





Per ball (recipes makes approximately 20 1.5 inch balls):

Calories: 79

Protein: 8 g

Fat: 1 g

Carbohydrates: 9 g

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