Cranberry Pumpkin Energy Balls - An easy and healthy snack you can take on the go! No refined sugar, flour, or oil!
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 one of these.
Each bite has a 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.
Pumpkin Oat Energy Bites
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
- Yield: 16 1x
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup wheat germ
- ½ cup 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.
- Prep Time: 1 hour 10 mins
- Category: Snack
- Serving Size: 1 bite
- Calories: 87
- Sugar: 2
- Fat: 4
- Saturated Fat: 0.5
- Carbohydrates: 9
- Fiber: 2
- Protein: 4
Make it a great day!
What's your favorite snack to take on a hike?
What's your favorite outdoor activity?
What is wheat germ? And what happens if I try to make these without it? 🙂
I'm sure it would be fine. You could sub in ground flax seeds too if you have that. Let me know if you try it without and how it works!
Wheat germ is the part of a wheat plant seed that holds all the vitamins and minerals. It's a good source of vitamin E.
Is there a way to make this gluten free? I can use gluten free oats, but do you have any recommendation for a substitute for the wheat germ?
You could also use ground flaxseed meal or almond meal instead. Let me know how they come out if you try it!
peanut butter and cranberry and oats yes please! I have not used wheat germ in forever great idea
ohhh these look delicious! love this flavor combination
These look so good!!!
Reminds me that Fall will someday be here.. hopefully. LOL!
Jenny Shea Rawn
Ok now you have me craving all things fall! These look like such the perfect fall snack!
This looks like the best snack! So yum
I need a sub for wheat germ. Easy enough to do. Looks yummy Emily.
Yum, these look so delicious! I love that they are quick & easy to make too!!
These cranberry pumpkin energy balls are my kind of snacking! Loving those fall flavors! So glad fall is just around the corner!