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Pumpkin apple bliss balls made with oats, chia seeds, nut butter, pumpkin purée, and applesauce. Add baked apple chips and pecans for some crunch!
I’m writing this in my recliner next to windows so mottled with raindrops that the leaves on the trees look like an impressionistic painting.
The weather has been seriously gloomy this week.
Which is kind of a bummer because that means no outdoor adventures.
Well, unless you count braving the grocery store in sheets of rain.
The weather is a big switch from last week when I climbed Juliet’s Balcony at Great Falls National Park five times.
It was a good day of climbing; the rock felt grippy and malleable under my chalked fingertips and my feet found impossibly comfortable footholds.
At the top, I whooped and hollered and at the bottom I sat with M and we ate Pumpkin Apple Bliss Balls.
Usually when climbing outdoors pre-packaged bars are my go-to for refueling.
So it really was a treat to sink my teeth into these energy bites made with apple, oats, and pumpkin.
Make these Pumpkin Apple Bliss Balls in 10 minutes and take them with you anywhere you need a all boost!
Be a Bliss Ball Believer
To be honest I’ve never been the biggest bliss ball fan.
“But Lauren, why do you have an entire section on the blog for Bliss Balls, then?” you might ask.
Well, friends, like many contradictory things in life, I *love* the idea of them.
A convenient portable superfood snack rolled into compact balls?
But for whatever reason, they just usually aren’t the first thing I’m inclined to grab for a snack.
With these Pumpkin Apple Bliss Balls, though, I couldn’t keep my hands off of them.
The balls disappeared from the silicone storage bag in my fridge at an alarmingly fast rate.
They’re perfectly sweet, chewy, and moist, with hints of pumpkin and apple.
Ready to fall in love with bliss balls?
Here’s What You Need:
- gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
- chia seeds
- any nut or seed butter
- pumpkin purée
- unsweetened applesauce
- maple syrup
- Bare Snacks Baked Apple Chips
They’re Perfect for Meal Prep
If you’re like me the colder darker weather might have you lacking motivation in your meal prep.
But I believe that you can muster the energy to make these energy bites!
Let me show you just how easy they are to make in one bowl.
Add the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, nut or seed butter, pumpkin purée, unsweetened apple sauce, and maple syrup to a large mixing bowl and stir until the batter is well-combined and sticky.
How To Make Pumpkin Apple Bliss Balls
These Pumpkin Apple Bliss Balls are all about the texture.
So, now it’s time to add in the crunch!
Once the batter is mixed, go ahead and fold in the chopped pecans and crushed apple chips.
You’re going to love the addition of Bare Snacks Baked Apple Chips in these bliss balls!
These 1-ingredient baked apple chips are one of my favorite fall snacks.
They’re perfect to crush and combine in bliss balls for extra apple flavor and intrigue!
For the best consistency, I recommend crushing your apple chips with a roll pin or pulsing several times in a food processor.
Tips for the Best Pumpkin Apple Bliss Balls
Now it’s time to get rolling!
Roll the dough into 1.5″ TBPS balls with a cookie scoop and your hands.
The balls might feel a bit sticky when you’re rolling them out.
If this happens, you can try slightly wetting your hands with water before rolling to prevent sticking.
You can enjoy the balls immediately.
For the best taste and consistency, I recommend refrigerating them for 15-30 minutes before chowing down.
How to Enjoy Them
These Pumpkin Apple Bliss Balls are perfect to whip up this fall for a quick snack or dessert bite.
I love to keep mine in Tupperware in the refrigerator then transport them in small bags when I’m on the go.
They’re packed with plant-based protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats to nourish you for hours.
The balls are easily made oil-free with the addition of nut or seed butter.
I love using sunflower seed butter in mind for a neutral flavor, but anything goes!
The addition of chia seeds and oats add plenty of fiber and maple syrup sweetens everything naturally.
Not to mention the boost of Vitamin C and A from the apple and pumpkin!
Store your bliss balls in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks and freeze for long term storage.
If You Try These Pumpkin Apple Bliss Balls, Let Me Know!
I’d love to hear what you think of them.
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Pumpkin apple bliss balls made with oats, chia seeds, nut butter, pumpkin purée, and applesauce. Add baked apple chips and pecans for crunch!
- 2 1/2 cups gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 TBSP chia seeds
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup any nut or seed butter
- 1/3 cup pumpkin purée
- ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- ½ cup Bare Snacks Baked Apple Chips, finely crushed
- Add the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, nut or seed butter, pumpkin purée, unsweetened apple sauce, and maple syrup to a large mixing bowl and stir until well combined and sticky.
- Fold in the chopped pecans and crushed apple chips. Roll the dough into 1.5″ TBPS balls with a cookie scoop and your hands.
- Store bliss balls in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and freeze for long term storage.
Recipe adapted from Tone It Up
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Category: Meal Prep, Snack
- Method: Hand-mix
- Cuisine: Vegan, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined-Sugar-Free
Photography by Hot Pan Kitchen