Oat and pumpkin no-bake bites

These oat and pumpkin no-bake bites are the perfect snack for on the go, busy days, or lunch kits. With only a few ingredients needed to prepare these, they will surely become a family favourite!

Prep time
70 min
Cook time
0 min
Servings
36 bites
Prep time
70 min
Cook time
0 min
Servings
36 bites

Ingredients

  • 750 mL (3 cups) rolled oats
  • 250 mL (1 cup) pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 250 mL (1 cup) natural almond or peanut butter or non-nut alternative
  • 125 mL (½ cup) maple syrup
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) cinnamon
  • 7 mL (½ tbsp) vanilla

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. If mixture is too dry, add more nut butter; if mixture is too wet, add more oats.
  2. Using a tablespoon, scoop mixture in your hand and shape into 2.5 cm (1-inch) balls. Place on a baking sheet.
  3. Cover and freeze for one hour before eating!

Recipe highlights

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Measure out and combine all ingredients.
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Form batter into 2.5 cm (1 in) balls

Tips

  • Can't find pumpkin purée?  Try 1 cup of mashed ripe bananas instead.
  • For added crunch, try adding 125 ml (½ cup) of unsalted chopped nuts, hemp seeds, chia seeds or unsweetened coconut flakes at step 1.    
  • Kids can help mix ingredients and form 1-inch balls to freeze. Have fun trying out different shapes such as hearts and stars.
  • Refrigerate extras for up to 7 days or freeze for up to 3 months.