Paleo Pumpkin Bites
No-Bake, Low-Carb, Paleo, Keto, Gluten-Free, Minimal Ingredients, Easy
These easy no-bake Paleo pumpkin bites are perfect for a quick nutrient-dense snack packed with pumpkin pie flavor and energy in every bite.
Hellllllo, pumpkin season! Last year I was slacking on my Holiday recipes, so this year, I’m making it up to you with back to back pumpkin recipes!
Each pumpkin bite is packed full of pumpkin pie flavor and provides a boost of energy from the natural ingredients found within.
The dates in this recipe act as a healthy substitute for refined sugars due to their sweet taste, nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants.
The pecans and walnuts contain monosaturated fats (a good fat) that will satisfy hunger cravings and keep you fuller longer.
Lastly, the pumpkin found throughout each ball is high in fiber and low in carbohydrates. These three main ingredients combined make a nutrient-dense and flavorful Paleo pumpkin bite!
You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety to get all the helpful tips and tricks you’d normally by-pass. Or if you are feeling lucky jump to the recipe below and get started!
Either way, I’d love to hear how your pumpkin bites turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.
How to Make Paleo Pumpkin Bites
These Paleo pumpkin bites are simple to make and only require basic ingredients to execute. (If you are in a hurry or are impatient like my kids – no refrigeration is required, but you will need to keep refrigerated for storage).
1. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
Tip: This step is not necessary, but it will prevent the pumpkin bites from sticking to the baking sheet (and no clean-up required)!
2. In a food processor, blend chopped dates, pecans, walnuts, shredded coconut, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla on high for 30 to 60 seconds until thoroughly combined.
Tip: Scrape down the sides of the food processor with a spatula as needed to ensure all ingredients are blending and combining evenly.
3. Roll mixture into 12 1-inch balls and place onto the parchment paper. Place the pumpkin bites into the refrigerator for 1 hour or more before enjoying.
Tip: Best when served cold.
How to Store Paleo Pumpkin Bites
If you are lucky there may be a few pumpkin bites leftover after the kids get a hold of these delicious bite-sized snacks! No worries these can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.
I have yet to freeze these myself, since, I can ever seem to keep enough on hand to do so! I will keep you posted on my findings.
Essential Equipment to Make Paleo Pumpkin Bites
Food Processor – I can not live without my food processor from Hamilton Beach. This kitchen gadget is essential for making these Paleo pumpkin bites. I do not suggest using a blender because of how thick the mixture is.
More Relatable Paleo Recipes
Paleo Chocolate Chip Coconut Balls – These coconut balls are naturally sweetened with dates and are my kid’s favorite after school snack. (BONUS: only FIVE ingredients)!!
Roasted Maple Pecans – Have a deliciously natural sweetened bowl of pecans on the table in ten minutes.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars – Whether you plan to eat these as a dessert or snack, it’ll be hard to stop after one!
Basic Paleo Staples for Making Paleo Pumpkin Bites
Dates – I purchase already pitted dates from Made in Nature. It is much easier to chop with not having to worry about removing the pits.
Pecans – I usually buy the whole pecans from Costco and smash them into pieces. It is much easier to buy them already chopped, it will save you time, and it’s mess-free.
Walnuts – Same as above, I buy whole walnuts from Costco and smash them into pieces.
Shredded Coconut – My favorite brands are Bob’s Red Mill and Let’s Do Organic.
Vanilla – I use my Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe for all my baking needs!
Other Items Needed:
Pumpkin Pie Spice – See notes in the recipe for the homemade version.
Paleo Pumpkin Bites
- Food Processor
- Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll mixture into 12 1-inch balls and place onto the parchment paper. Place the pumpkin bites into the refrigerator for 1 hour or more before enjoying.
- Best when served cold
- 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg