Cranberry Pumpkin Energy Balls – An easy and healthy snack you can take on the go! No refined sugar, flour, or oil! #vegan
Good glorious morning to you my friends! Can you believe there is only one more sweet day between us and the weekend? I know, I know, breathe. It’s just that the whole word of vacation next week that makes this gal double high five excited for this particular weekend. And plus, I’ll soon be getting my Rocky Balboa on in Philly!
BUT in the meantime I am here to share another fabulous recipe with you this week for today’s VTPBlog post!
Two recipes? One week? Who am I?! Food obsessed isn’t my middle name for nothin’.
If you tuned in to my last post, you’ll know that I shared some of my favorite things to bring on a hiking trip and that you probably should be bringing as well. I have onnnnnee more thing to add since I didn’t want to give away the secret recipe for today’s post, but are a definite must have hiking snack.
Unless your watching SNL and eating Schweddy balls, it’s pretty foodie politically incorrect to name most foods balls. Meatballs are probably the only exception. Somehow those don’t sound so giggle inducing. Good thing I like a good laugh.
These cranberry pumpkin energy balls take the cake in terms of quick and easy snacks to take on the road, trail, or straight to my mouth in most cases. Now you may be thinking pumpkin is only reserved for fall weather, pies, and lattes but I’d ask you again after you try a ball errh bite that is.
Being the mountain goddess I already am, I choose to make these bites with some VTPB Green Mountain Goodness, which is a peanut and almond butter blend loaded with flax and pumpkin seeds. See where I got the idea now? Just letting you know that opening a jar of this will transport you to a top of a Vermont mountain.
Tree posing in pink compression socks is optional. Each bite is the perfect blend of carbs, protein, healthy fats, and straight up goodness to fuel your body through any activity you deem worthy. And the perfect size to store in your pack right next to your water and toilet paper. You said you read my last post, right?!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup wheat germ
- ½ cup Green Mountain Goodness Peanut Butter
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- ⅓ cup dried cranberries
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Refrigerate mixture for 1 hour to set.
- Remove from fridge, and roll into balls.
- Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks or in freezer up to 1 month.
Portable. Poppable. Non-stoppable. You’ll have to excuse me now. I heard it was rude to talk with your mouth full. I think we’re gunna need another batch.
Make it a great day!
What’s your favorite snack to take on a hike?
What’s your favorite outdoor activity?
*Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post other than a discount on all VTPB products as the official VTPB blogger. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and recipes are my own.