Pumpkin Seeds Energy Balls

Soft, fragrant, super healthy Pumpkin Seeds Energy Balls made without added sugars. These energy balls are very nutritious, full of fibers, proteins, and healthy plant-based omega-3s. An ideal healthy snack between meals.

Energy balls are kind of cool. They are easy to make, don’t require a lot of ingredients, they are super healthy and can quickly satisfy your cravings for sweets. And all this without unnecessary or unhealthy calories – if you, of course, watch what you put in the mixture.  Amazing! Right?!    YES! I LOVE energy balls too.  After I had published the recipe for Apple Pie Energy Bites I started receiving a lot of positive comments through my Facebook page. Because you like my energy balls so much, I’ve decided to share another recipe with you. I’m sure that this new pumpkin seeds energy balls will equally delight you as they are delicious, healthy and easy to prepare.

Soft, fragrant, super healthy Pumpkin Seeds Energy Balls made without added sugars. These energy balls are very nutritious, full of fibers, proteins, and healthy fats. An ideal healthy snack between meals. CLICK to grab recipe PIN for later! | Natalie's Food & Health | natalieshealth.com

Soft, fragrant, super healthy Pumpkin Seeds Energy Balls made without added sugars. These energy balls are very nutritious, full of fibers, proteins, and healthy fats. An ideal healthy snack between meals. CLICK to grab recipe PIN for later! | Natalie's Food & Health | natalieshealth.com

As a base for making these pumpkin seeds energy balls, I used again highly nutritional ingredients – oats and pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of dietary fiber and healthy unsaturated fatty acids – plant-based omega-3s. The fiber in pumpkin seeds helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease, while omega-3s reduce the possibility of heart attack and stroke.  Pumpkin seeds are also an excellent source of plant-based proteins, and minerals like magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium, copper and iron. Yup, pumpkin seeds may be small, but they’re packed full of valuable nutrients.  To make this pumpkin seeds energy balls even more wholesome, I also added chia seeds that enriched energy balls with more fibers and high-quality plant-based proteins. 

Soft, fragrant, super healthy Pumpkin Seeds Energy Balls made without added sugars. These energy balls are very nutritious, full of fibers, proteins, and healthy fats. An ideal healthy snack between meals. CLICK to grab recipe PIN for later! | Natalie's Food & Health | natalieshealth.com

Soft, fragrant, super healthy Pumpkin Seeds Energy Balls made without added sugars. These energy balls are very nutritious, full of fibers, proteins, and healthy fats. An ideal healthy snack between meals. CLICK to grab recipe PIN for later! | Natalie's Food & Health | natalieshealth.com

This pumpkin seeds energy balls contains no added sugars – they are naturally sweetened with dried Medjool dates. Softened in warm water, Medjool dates combined with oats made these energy balls irresistibly fluffy. The mixture of warm fragrant spices – ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, gave pumpkin seeds energy balls wonderful aroma. The sense of true autumn in every bite. 

Pumpkin Seeds Energy Balls are …

  • made with only 7 ingredients and done in 10 minutes,
  • full of high-quality dietary fibers that promote good digestion, weight loss and healthy digestive system,
  • rich in plant-based proteins,
  • full of healthy fats – omega 3s fatty acids,
  • contains no added sugars,
  • enriched with healing spices – ginger and cinnamon,
  • rich in minerals – magnesium, calcium and iron,
  • good for heart health
  • perfect kids or post-workout snack,
  • low in calories and very nutritious.

Soft, fragrant, super healthy Pumpkin Seeds Energy Balls made without added sugars. These energy balls are very nutritious, full of fibers, proteins, and healthy fats. An ideal healthy snack between meals. CLICK to grab recipe PIN for later! | Natalie's Food & Health | natalieshealth.com

Soft, fragrant, super healthy Pumpkin Seeds Energy Balls made without added sugars. These energy balls are very nutritious, full of fibers, proteins, and healthy fats. An ideal healthy snack between meals. CLICK to grab recipe PIN for later! | Natalie's Food & Health | natalieshealth.com

Pumpkin seeds energy balls are highly nutritious and will quickly fill you up, so they are an excellent healthy snack between meals. They are also perfect post-workout snack. Kids love them too.  Make a bunch and store them in a glass container for your kids. It’s better for them to nibble pumpkin seeds energy balls rather than a sweet store bought candy. Right? 

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Soft, fragrant, super healthy Pumpkin Seeds Energy Balls made without added sugars. These energy balls are very nutritious, full of fibers, proteins, and healthy fats. An ideal healthy snack between meals. CLICK to grab recipe PIN for later! | Natalie's Food & Health | natalieshealth.com

Soft, fragrant, super healthy Pumpkin Seeds Energy Balls made without added sugars. These energy balls are very nutritious, full of fibers, proteins, and healthy fats. An ideal healthy snack between meals. CLICK to grab recipe PIN for later! | Natalie's Food & Health | natalieshealth.com
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Pumpkin Seeds Energy Balls

Soft, fragrant, super healthy Pumpkin Seeds Energy Balls made without added sugars. These energy balls are very nutritious, full of fibers, proteins, and healthy plant-based omega-3s.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 22 balls
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup raw unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 12 Medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 - 3 tablespoon water
  • ½ cup ground almonds for dusting

Instructions

  1. Remove the pits from dates and soak them in hot water for several minutes. When the dates are softened, drain them and place in food processor. Save the water.
  2. Add the other ingredients - oats, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and spices to a food processor and blend until mixture turns into paste or dough-like consistency. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water in which you have soaked the dates if the mixture is too dry.
  3. With the small spoon scoop the mixture and roll into balls. Roll the balls into ground almonds and place them on the baking sheet.
  4. Store pumpkin seeds energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving.

Recipe Notes

Keep pumpkin seeds energy balls frozen up to 3 months in the freezer.

Xoxo, 

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16 Comments

  1. Stephanie@ApplesforCJ

    I love energy balls and these pumpkin seed energy balls sound perfect for the Fall. Can’t wait to try these Natalie. Pinning for sure 🙂

  2. Don’t these just look like little balls of heaven!

  3. Pumpkin anything looks amazing to me but you upped it by making them give me energy?!?!? Ok I want them now!!! 😀

  4. These look perfect! Pinning to try them!

  5. I just love little bites like this. So yummy!

  6. Energy balls are the best if you ask me! I mean, a delicious one (or two) bite snack that tastes delicious AND gives you energy?! YES please! These look fabulous, Natalie! Love that you used pumpkin seeds! Cheers!

  7. I LOVE the sound of these pumpkin seed energy balls! They totally look like they have the most perfect texture and just the right amount of sweetness. 🙂 It’s so wonderful that you made these out of such healthy and nutritious ingredients. Hope you have an awesome weekend, Natalie! 🙂

  8. What a yummy and healthy snack! I need something like this to help stay away from sweets.

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