Pumpkin pie spice bites – gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, clean and paleo friendly.
Today is the last day of Autumn and I couldn’t let it go by without another recipe using the beautiful Autumn pumpkin.
If you made last week’s recipe – Gluten free sweet pumpkin pie you may have found yourself with some leftover pumpkin and weren’t sure what to do with it,
Well I have a suggestion: Pumpkin pie spice bites. Simple to make. Just throw everything into your food processor, roll into balls and chill.
Healthy sweet snacks sorted!
These bites are more of a pumpkin pie “spice” flavour rather than a pumpkin pie flavour but they are still yummy so give them a try.
Still got more leftover pumpkin? No problem. Just check out my pumpkin pie smoothie recipe on instagram. This is a great brekkie smoothie. If you follow me on instagram you get to see my recipe testing creations, food inspirations and farmer’s market finds in addition to my regular recipe posts. Please support our local farmers wherever you can.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday
Love, Tash xx
Why this is so good for you
Dates create healthy bowel movement, strengthen bones, decrease feelings of fatigue and sluggishness, support the nervous system and reduce the risk of stroke and other heart related illnesses.
Pumpkin promotes good vision, lowers blood pressure, improves mood, reduces the risk of heart disease, helps protect against asthma, helps delay aging, reduces the risk of prostate cancer, helps promote fertility and strengthens the immune system.
Almonds fight inflammation, nourish the nervous system, provide good brain function, build strong teeth and bones, provide healthy fats which aid in weight loss, reduce the risk of heart disease and help protect against diabetes.
Coconut speeds up metabolism, reduces the risk of heart disease, reduces the risk of diabetes, improves digestion, increases immune strength, is anti-bacterial, anti-vira, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic, prevents osteoporosis, prevents stroke and helps prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Cinnamon is anti-clotting, helps treat candida, helps reduce blood sugar levels, protects against heart disease, reduces risk of colon cancer, provides cold and flu relief, helps fight against bacterial and fungal infections and helps prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.
Nutmeg helps relieve pain, soothes indigestion, detoxifies the body, helps reduce insomnia, strengthens the immune system, improves blood circulation, improves digestive health and helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Ginger inhibits inflammation, helps relieve pain, relieves nausea, boosts immunity, reduces risk of heart attack, helps prevent and treat fatty liver disease and helps relieve gastrointestinal irritation.
- 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup mashed pumpkin
- 120 grams (1 cup) slivered almonds plus extra for rolling balls in (optional)
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut plus extra for rolling balls in
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- Shake or 2 of allspice (softer version of clove)
- Pinch of freshly ground sea salt
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until mixture is smooth. Roll into balls.
- Roll balls in some shredded coconut, chopped almond slivers or leave plain,