Pumpkin Spice and everything nice! Packed with goodness and a taste of Fall in every bite! And they happen to be Gluten-Free, Vegan and No Bake (and no food processor!), coming together in just 10-15 minutes!
A note about oats: Oats are a naturally gluten-free grain but they are contaminated via cross contact with wheat, barley and rye during the growing and processing process. So definitely look for gluten free oats, preferably certified gluten free oats.
But there’s more.… back when my son was first diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten-free oats were mostly grown via a process known as purity protocol. In recent years, gluten-free oats have also been processed through a manufacturing process known as “sorting”. There is much controversy about sorting versus purity protocol oats. And some oats that were thought to be “safe” were recently tested to show gluten… For more information I’m linking to articles by Gluten-Free Watchdog from January 2023 and April 2023.
Also, some people with celiac don’t tolerate oats so please do what ‘s best for you and your health.
How to Make the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
They literally come together in 10-15 minutes.
Just mix together the dry ingredients — gluten-free rolled oats, chia seeds, pumpkin spice, cinnamon and coconut.
Then add in pumpkin, maple syrup and almond butter.
Next add the chocolate chips and mix until just combined. That’s it!
And I want to point out, you can either mix these gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip energy bites together by hand or use a mixer. If you’ve followed me a while you know I do everything in my Kitchen Aid Mixer (Amazon affiliate link).
Then all you do it roll the mix into balls. You’ll get 12-14 balls depending on the size. These are approximately 1 1/2 inch balls.
These energy bites are packed with goodness and a taste of Fall (pumpkin spice anyone?) in every bite! And they happen to be Gluten-Free, Vegan and No Bake (and no food processor!), coming together in just 10-15 minutes! A perfect snack anytime! Store in refrigerator or freezer.
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...