Pumpkin Spice Power Balls
Pumpkin Spice Power Balls


That time of year, to enjoy everything pumpkin! You can add me to the list of people that go crazy for everything pumpkin and apple in the fall. I shared my Pumpkin Protein Power Balls last year that can be made with dried cranberries or chocolate and although these don’t have the add-ins that those have they are simply delicious! Made with pumpkin seeds (pepitas), one of my favorite almond butters, protein, pumpkin pie spice, and maple syrup for a hint of sweetness. They are great with coffee (or your pumpkin latte, don’t worry I won’t tell anyone), after your cool fall morning run, or perfect for packing for a hike to enjoy the changing fall colors.


Pumpkin Spice Power Balls

Makes 12-24 (made 20)

1 1/2 c oats, gluten-free

1/2c pumpkin seeds, also called Pepitas

1/2c vanilla protein powder (used Vega Sport Performance Protein Vanilla)

2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

2 tsp coconut palm sugar

1/3c almond butter or nut/seed butter (used Justin’s Vanilla)

1/4c maple syrup (or honey or agave will also work)

2TBSP pumpkin puree


In a food processor pulse oats and pumpkin seeds to a course to fine crumble depending on preference, I tend to go more towards a fine crumble but not flour texture. Add in protein powder, pumpkin pie spice, coconut palm sugar and pulse just to combine. In a medium bowl mix together almond butter, pumpkin puree, and maple syrup until smooth. Add in the dry mixture from the food processor into the wet mixture. Using a spatula or clean hands mix well, and form into balls. Store balls in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer (for longer storage) until ready to enjoy.


Pumpkin Spice Power Balls
Pumpkin Spice Power Balls





As a Vega Recipe Ambassador I receive some Vega products, which I used as an option in this recipe. I use Vega not because it is given to me , I do purchase many on my own as well, but because it has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging and some recipes are made with Vega products I purchase. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family. I do not make any money off any Vega sales or posts.