Are you breaking your food budget purchasing energy bars? Create your own and add flavor with pumpkin, the quintessential seasonal food that will give you a natural energy kick and immune boosting, disease fighting antioxidants. The other tasty and natural ingredients in these bars ensure you get a dose of healthy protein, omega 3 and fiber.
Servings: Makes 2 dozen
- ½ cup pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling)
- ½ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 1/3 cup rolled, old-fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
In a large bowl, stir together the pumpkin, almond butter, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice until well-blended. Add in the oats and pumpkin seeds. Refrigerate for an hour or two to make the mixture easy to roll into balls. Store the completed balls in the fridge, or freeze them.