Pumpkin Energy Balls

By Maria Lichty

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If you like all things pumpkin chocolate chip, you will love these easy, no-bake Pumpkin Energy Balls. They only take a few minutes to make and are the perfect healthy treat for fall!

Pumpkin Energy Balls

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip

I love pumpkin season because I get to bake up two of my all-time favorite pumpkin treats, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin chocolate chip bread. You can’t go wrong with the classic pumpkin chocolate chip combo.

Well, this year I have a new favorite pumpkin chocolate chip treat, Pumpkin Energy Balls. And the best part? They are healthy and only take a few minutes to make. You don’t even have to turn on the oven because these easy energy bites are a no-bake treat! Yahoo!! Who’s excited? Both of my hands are raised! Let’s make some energy balls!

No Bake Pumpkin Energy Balls

Pumpkin Energy Ball Ingredients

You probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry to make the pumpkin energy balls.

  • Old fashioned oats-I like to use old fashioned oats because they create a chewier, heartier energy ball. Plus, I always have old fashioned oats in my pantry. You can use gluten-free oats if you need the energy balls to be gluten-free.
  • Ground flaxseed meal-I love adding ground flaxseed to boost the nutritional value of the energy balls. Ground flaxseed adds fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, and protein. Make sure you use ground flaxseed meal and not whole flaxseeds.
  • Chia seeds-These little seeds are a loaded with nutrients and make a great addition to the energy balls. They add fiber, protein, healthy fat, calcium, magnesium, and antioxidants.
  • Spices-Ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves add lots of fall flavor to the energy balls.
  • Salt-A little bit of salt is all you need, but don’t skip it!
  • Almond butter-The almond butter is the base of the energy balls and makes all of the ingredients hold together. If you don’t have almond butter, you can use peanut butter, but I really like the almond flavor with the pumpkin.
  • Pumpkin-Make sure you use pure pumpkin puree, you can find it in the baking aisle in a can of almost any grocery store. The pumpkin will keep the energy balls nice and moist and will give it the pumpkin flavor, duh:)
  • Honey-Sweeten the energy balls with honey! The honey also helps the energy balls stick together.
  • Vanilla extract-A little splash of pure vanilla extract is always a good idea!
  • Mini Chocolate Chips-Mini chocolate chips are the perfect finishing touch to the pumpkin energy balls. The pumpkin chocolate chip combo is always a winner. I love these mini chocolate chips because they are allergy friendly. If you don’t want to use chocolate chips, you can leave them out and add dried cranberries. Or add dried cranberries with the chocolate chips!

How to Make Pumpkin Energy Balls

You are going to love these pumpkin energy balls because they only take about 10 minutes to make.

  • I like to make the energy balls in my KitchenAid Stand Mixer because the mixer makes it super easy. If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can stir together the ingredients by hand. There is nothing wrong with using a bowl and a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Mix together all of the dry ingredients to make sure the spices are distributed evenly.
  • Add the almond butter, pumpkin, honey, and vanilla extract. Mix until all of the ingredients come together and a “dough” forms.
  • Stir in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Roll the mixture into balls, about 2 tablespoons per ball. You can use your hands or a cookie scoop to do this.
  • Place the balls in an airtight container and chill in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

The Perfect Healthy Fall Treat

I like to keep these pumpkin energy balls in the fridge during the fall months so we always have a healthy treat on hand.The energy balls make a great grab and go breakfast or snack Our boys love them and they have no clue they are healthy. They think I am the best mom for letting them eat cookie balls for breakfast, ha!

I also like to eat a pumpkin energy ball before bed when I am craving something sweet! They remind me of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and that is a VERY good thing:)

Treat yourself this fall and make Pumpkin Energy Balls! They are the perfect pick me up!

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These easy and healthy pumpkin energy balls are a great healthy treat for fall!
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  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the oats, flaxseed, chia seeds, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. With the paddle attachment, mix on low until ingredients are combined.
  • Add the almond butter, pumpkin, honey, and vanilla. Mix until the ingredients come together.
  • Stir in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Roll the mixture into balls, about 2 tablespoons per ball. Place the pumpkin energy balls into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • Note-if you don't have a stand mixer, you can mix the energy balls in a bowl with a wooden spoon or spatula.


Calories: 158kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 5mg, Potassium: 152mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 214IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 62mg, Iron: 1mg
Keywords almond butter, energy balls, pumpkin, snack

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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    1. These are Delicious! I made a triple batch and they kept in the refrigerator really well! I sprayed my hands with nonstick spray to try and keep the mix from sticking when rolling into balls. They are perfect when I craved something sweet and are filling. I’ve been wishing I had more ever since eating the last one, and I’m making more today.

  1. Are there options that are nut-free for the almond butter. I love the idea of these energy bites and would love to be able to include some in my daughter’s lunch for school but the school is nut-free and nut butters are always the binder for these bites in the recipes I’ve seen. Thank you.

    1. My boyfriend is dealthy allergic to peanuts so I use Tahini for energy bites and it works grea! It’s made from ground sesame seeds and not as sweet as peanut butter. They sell it at regular grocery stores, so it’s easy to find.

      So far, I have not found another nut butter that isn’t processed in the same facility as peanuts :/

    1. You can certainly add protein powder. I have added a scoop of vanilla protein powder and they are delicious!

  2. Love the recipe, but it is very dense. I threw a few tablespoons of apple sauce in there and it was perfect! Mashed banana would probably work too if you like it little sweeter.

  3. Can these be pressed into bars and cut into small squares? Love all the nutrient-dense ingredients! Thanks.

  4. Have you ever tried these with sunflower butter instead of almond butter? I would like to be able to send them with my daughter to school.

  5. 5 stars
    What a great alternative to store-bought cookies which are ridiculously priced and are
    so unhealthy. Will be making these often.

  6. 5 stars
    These are excellent – they’re flavorful and healthy and definitely a celebration of fall! I’d recommend refrigerating the batter for about a half hour before trying to form into balls – makes it easier and less of a sticky mess on your hands!

  7. 5 stars
    Made these today! Used peanut butter instead of almond and added extra chia seeds instead of flaxseed. I also left out chocolate chips…because I didn’t have any on hand (a mistake I’m sure!)A super yummy pumpkin treat!

  8. When I looked at the calorie count for the Pumpkin Energy Ball..was 158 calories..how many balls is a serving?? They look excellent..can’t wait to make them.
    I enjoy your site.

  9. 5 stars
    Love the fall flavors! I’m not sure why I never thought to use a stand mixer for energy balls! Can’t wait to snack on these the rest of the week. I’ll freeze half so I don’t eat them too fast!

  10. 5 stars
    I didn’t have ginger, but had everything else. The perfect healthy “pumpkin spice” fall family treat! Huge hit. Will make again.

  11. 5 stars
    These are fantastic, easy and my 4 year old loves them! I used PB instead and did a double batch. I also added some chopped walnuts just for a little crunch. I had a silly question, I’m assuming the nutrition facts are per 1 energy ball. It doesn’t say and I just wanted to make sure. Thank you for the great recipe!

  12. I have pumpkin pie spice on hand and cinnamon. How much pumpkin pie spice should I use? And should I use the same amount of cinnamon in your recipe? Thank you! Can’t wait to make these!

    1. Try 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and taste. If you want more you can add more and a little cinnamon.

  13. 5 stars
    I make these throughout the year, but especially in the Fall. They are delish! People always ask for the recipe. Sometimes I sub date syrup for the honey since it is lower glycemic and add pumpkin spice to taste & cinnamon instead of other spices. These have helped to give that “wanted” sweet w/o turning on the oven and making something less healthy. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  14. 5 stars
    So good! Easy, healthy, tasty, just the perfect little snack before dinner. Curbs my hunger while I unload the day and make dinner for the crew.

  15. 5 stars
    Delicious! I can’t eat chocolate so I used raisons instead & since I’m not a fan of honey, used maple syrup. Positively yummy!

  16. Can any parent or carer of toddlers comment on how messy these might be when given to a two year old to eat independently?
    Are we talking a damp cloth to wipe sticky fingers or like laundry pretreatment of clothing and a bath?

  17. 5 stars
    I’m so happy to have found this gem! Had just enough pumpkin left over from muffins and this is the perfect recipe to use it.
    Love how easy and quick it is and so yummy.


  18. Hi!! Is the nutritional info per serving size?
    AND – is the calorie count correct, units in kcal as opposed to cal?
    Thank you!

    1. I saw a serving size is one ball in an earlier comment, but still wondering if kcal is correct? Thanks again!

  19. 5 stars
    These pumpkin energy balls are great! I love the recipe as it is although I once had to make them with the only nut butter I had left in the house: almond butter with coffee grounds in it. They still tasted good! Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes!

  20. 5 stars
    Delish! I processed my family Halloween pumpkins this year(roasted and puree’d & froze five large pumpkins! And roasted all the seeds & ate half/ froze half as well! Alot of work but totally gratifying!! I made big batch of delightful pumpkin soup for dinner that night, lunch next day& froze the rest, pumpkin cream cheese spelt muffins for lunches and now these!)
    I usually keep my energy balls -of any flavor- in a air tight container in the freezer!! Such a yummy afternoon pick me up or breakfast on the go! I love anything sweet out of the freezer it feels like a treat! & I’m breastfeeding so always needing a healthy snack Sometimes I add protein powder I have an unflavoured organic pumpkin seed protein powder that hides very well in these! And all I had was ground chia seed instead of whole but worked well! One more addition, almond extract it tastes and smells like cookies happy adventures in the kitchen!

  21. 5 stars
    Best energy ball recipe I’ve made so far! I didn’t have enough oats but supplemented some oat flour instead. I also added dried coconut flakes! And coco powder instead of chocolate chips.