Updated: May 27
...I mean recipe.
I have to preface this post by stating I am a summer girl. I love the steamy heat of summer, the pool, the beach, peach ice cream and everything in between. Summer is my season. So the transition into Fall is pretty tough for me... but as August comes to a close, there's really no escaping the fact that Fall is on the horizon.
Fall brings exactly 3 good things in my opinion:
1. Football, and if you're not screaming Go Dawgs it doesn't count!
2. Halloween. Gimme all the spooky decorations and candy—Halloween candy is the best candy, prove me wrong...
3. Two words: pumpkin. spice.
I know, I know. Starting last week (with the return of the PSL at Starbucks), pumpkin spice is alllll you'll hear about until Thanksgiving. I get it. It's a lot of pumpkin spice. But here's my motto on this particular issue: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
So, I decided to try out this awesome, fudge-y, fiber-packed Pumpkin Spice Truffles (really energy bites, but truffles sounds more exciting, right?) recipe to get y'all (read: me) in the spirit of Fall. I promise once you get a load of these bad boys, you'll abandon all of your pumpkin spice inhibitions.
Aside from previously mentioned details (I'm trying to limit my use of the words pumpkin spice, people), these truffles score two other mega-brownie points in my book.
1. The fiber content is awesome. Recently, I've been doing some research about how much fiber actually does for your overall health. The jist? Fiber is soooooo underrated! It helps with everything from weight loss to decreased risk of diseases to constipation and more! Luckily, these puppies are made with oats AND flaxseed which makes them a high fiber snack. Score!
2. You probably already have the ingredients at home. Guys, that is so huge for me. Like some days, I feel like I would rather eat cereal for dinner than bring myself to actually go in the grocery store. So obviously when I was trying to find a recipe to make and rave about the requirements were short: must already have ingredients in the pantry. Check.
Okay, I'll stop chattering now and get to the recipe already.
Pumpkin Spice Truffles
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (sub any kind of nut butter)
1/4 cup pureed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add all ingredients and stir until well combined
2. Place mixing bowl in the refrigerator for one hour
3. Remove mixing bowl and begin to roll mixture into 1-inch sized balls (should make about 16 balls)
4. Once all of the mixture has been rolled into balls, place balls into a tupperware container and store in the refrigerator overnight.
If y'all decide to get in the spirit of fall and make this recipe, give us a shout out on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @purelyplanted!
Hi! My name is Cassady Black and I am a student in Georgia State University’s coordinated program for dietetics. I have been very passionate about health, wellness and nutrition for a long time, while I have been veg-curious for a short period of time. I also love to try my hand at blogging and content curation. My ultimate goal is to start a virtual business that allows individuals easy access to solid nutrition guidance and lifestyle change!