Soft, delicious bites packed with the flavor of pumpkin pie! These festive balls are perfect for celebrating fall and enjoying sweet treat that’s good for you too. These balls are vegan, gluten and grain-free, high in plant-based protein, and full of fiber!
Seasonal flavor lovers unite!
I certainly am one and so are a few of my blogger friends. I honestly think I could eat the flavors of the holiday season all year round (and I do in most cases!) and they agree.
Today we’ve rounded up some unique sweet treats that are perfect for fall festivities and the upcoming holiday season! Can you believe how fast this second half of 2016 is going? Soon it’ll be New Years before we even know it!
So that means it’s time to do ALL THE BAKING and DESSERT MAKING! Tis’ the season, right?
It’s no secret I’ve been on a pumpkin kick lately. Pumpkin Cupcakes, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Cookies…you name it, I’ve been making it. It’s hard to imagine there’s any other unique pumpkin recipes that could be out there to share. But never fear, my fellow pumpkin-obsessed friends! I have a NEW pumpkin recipe to share with you today that is not only different from what I’ve shared in the past, but pretty darn incredible all on its own!
May I present…HCLF Vegan Pumpkin Spice Balls! That’s right. No nuts, no grains, no added sugar, and full of delicious pumpkin flavor for fall!
HCLF Vegan Pumpkin Spice Balls
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 10 balls 1x
- Category: Sweet Snacks
- ¼ cup + 2 tbsp Anti-grain pumpkin flour
- ½ cup pure pumpkin puree
- ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- ½ cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Blend chickpeas, pumpkin puree, and applesauce in a food processor until smooth. Stir chickpea mixture with pumpkin flour and pumpkin pie spice until a dough forms (add a tbsp at a time more of flour if the mixture is too wet). Divide dough into 10 balls and place on parchment paper on top of plate. Place plate in the freezer and freeze for at least an hour before eating. Store in the freezer or fridge.
These bites are VERY pumpkin-y. So if you’re a true pumpkin lover like me they’ll be right up your alley. Soft, creamy, and perfectly spiced & sweet. I love eating them on their own post-workout since they’re high in plant-based protein or chopping them up as a festive topping for protein ice cream.
Any way you eat them, you’ll feel fabulously fall-like! There’s nothing to get you more into the holiday season than eating the flavors that come around this time of year.
Speaking of seasonal treats…here’s 7 other healthy sweets & treats that are perfect for the holiday season!
Mini Apple Cakes from Jessica of Adventures of a Cavemom
These mini apple cakes are the perfect answer to cake or pie debate. Free from grains and refined sugars, these warm mini cakes are full of chunks of apple and the flavors of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. They are perfect topped with warm caramel and a scoop of your favorite ice cream!
Pear, Apple, Pumpkin Crumble from Priya of Masala Girl Travels
The perfect easy fall dessert, seasonal crisp pears and apples are swirled with pumpkin puree and warming spices. Your whole house will smell of sweet roasted cinnamon for at least a day!
Fig Jam from Nikki of A View from Here
Jam packed (pun intended) with great nutrition. This spread is so versatile. Top your muffins or toast with the figgy fruity goodness, use in a fruit pie or serve over gooey Brie Cheese.
Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bars from Healthy Helper
Decadent, rich dark chocolate swirls top these soft-baked, tart raspberry bars! High in protein and gluten-free, these bars are great for quelling chocolate cravings and will fill your house with the most luxurious smell of cocoa and raspberries.
Pumpkin Cashew Pudding from Celeste from The Whole Serving
Pumpkin Cashew Pudding-Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free. A smooth, creamy and delicious taste of Fall.
No-Bake Sugar-Free Cookies from Stefani of Crafty Christian
A deliciously creamy cookie that’s fudgy and sweet, and packed with protein and healthy fats. It has no sugar or gluten, but tons of flavor and will be sure to be a hit with everyone at your holiday get together!
Pear Fig Galette from Nikki of A View from Here
The Holiday isn’t complete without fruit pies. This Pear Fig Galette is sugar-free, gluten-free and vegetarian, a fitting dessert to almost any diet. The flaky crust is filled with the tantalizing flavors of fall fruits; pear and fig. Serve as is or top with melted Brie Cheese and Honey. New family favorite.
What’s your favorite seasonal flavor?
What’s the best way to enjoy pumpkin in your opinion?
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