pumpkin pie energy bites

Pumpkin Pie Bites {Vegan & GF}

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Food processor
  • Cuisine: vegan, gluten free, paleo


A seasonal, healthy treat that tastes like pumpkin pie!


  • 1 1/2 cups almonds
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 10 pitted Medjool dates, about 1 cup
  • For pumpkin pie spice dusting:
  • 2 tablespoon maple sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon


  1. Combine almonds, hemp seeds, coconut, pumpkin pie spice, coconut oil, pumpkin puree, and dates in the base of a food processor. Turn the processor on high for about 2 minutes. The ingredients should be well combined.
  2. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and then use your hands to roll the dough into about 15 cookies, about 1-1/2” in diameter.
  3. To make the pumpkin pie spice dusting, place the maple sugar and pumpkin pie spice onto a plate. Roll each cookie in the sugar until covered.
  4. For the best texture and sweetness level, place the cookies in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours to chill. The cookies can then be served cold or at room temperature.


You can freeze these cookies for up to 2 months in a tightly sealed container. Just defrost them then the fridge for about 4 hours before you serve them.