Stilettos and Diapers: Pumpkin Oat Balls {Recipe}

9.13.2013

Pumpkin Oat Balls {Recipe}

Stilettos and Diapers: Pumpkin Balls. Quick clean eating snack.

These pumpkin balls are the result of buying way too many pumpkin scented candles and getting a hardcore craving for fall food the other night. Luckily, I had just stocked up on some pumpkin since it was on the end cap at the store and all. Those tactics totally work on me. 

Anyway, I got to mixing and adding and ended up really loving the end product. It's not overly sweet, but as someone that doesn't eat much sugar, it's really dessert like. You could always add in a little coconut sugar or brown sugar if you like them a bit sweeter. I've been eating these after a workout, for mid-morning snack and at night when I get the munchies. They're basically awesome all day errrday. 
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Ingredients:

1 cup pumpkin 
3 cups oats, not cooked
4 Tbsp maple syrup 
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 
1 tsp vanilla extract 
1 Tbsp flax seeds 
1 cup walnuts 
1/2 cup grain sweetened chocolate chips. You could use dark chocolate pieces, regular chocolate chips or just skip them altogether. I did half with and half without.

Mix everything together in a large bowl. You kind of want to press and fold to get everything together. Roll into balls about 1" in diameter. Place on a wax paper or saran lined pan and chill for about 30 minutes. 
Certain little helpers will not wait for them to chill...

And that's it! Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container and snack your little heart out! photo file_zps32b77d7d.jpg  photo file_zpsfcaad0d7.jpg


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27 comments:

  1. OATS! i am in. this girl needs to up her milk supply! LOL. sad but true.

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  2. PS. i am LOOOOVING your new design! so clean!

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  3. Those look delicious!! Can't wait to try them. :)

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  4. YUM! Pinned this, and going shopping today for the ingredients! Thanks for the Fall pick me up :) delish!

    Jenna
    Demureindiamonds.com

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  5. Amazeballs!!!! I'm definitely going try this out. Thank you for post the recipe. And, he is super cute helper ;)

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  6. Ohhh these look yummy! I love pumpkin everything!

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  7. Those sound like heaven!!! I'll definitely be making them soon!

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  8. Perfect since fall and Halloween are right around the corner!

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  9. These look great! I can't wait to make them. I also usually read your posts on my phone and didn't see your new design until now. It looks great!

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  10. Well these will be happening in my kitchen this weekend! YUM!

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  11. I made these last weekend when we were house-bound by all the Colorado flooding. Delicious! My 18-month-old son LOVES them!

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  12. I can not find actual flax seeds around my house anywhere. I have milled flax seed, could I substitute that and how? Thanks! These look great and would love to try them!

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    1. I just added for texture and nutrients, so I don't think they're entirely necessary. I would think you could just add in the Tbsp of milled flax seed in it's place, though!

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    1. I believe it made about 3 dozen. They were getting eaten very quickly. haha.

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  14. Could you bake them too? My husband is a huge fan of pumpkin, but doesnt really like the mushy texture

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  15. I'm trying to make this now - how do the walnuts fit in here? Are they supposed to be chopped finely? Or is this supposed to be whirled around in a food processor? I'm actually going to use cashews since that's what I have on hand but wasn't sure from recipe what to do with them. Thanks!

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  16. I've made these twice now and this second batch is for Thanksgiving. I think I'll call them pumpkin oat truffles. ; ) P.S. my two year old loves these! Thank you so much for such a great recipe.

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  17. These look delicious!! Cant wait to make them! I was wondering if your able to bake them as well? I want to try it but don't want to ruin the recipe.

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  18. I saw this recipe on Pinterest today. I just so happened to have all in the ingredients. I used steel cut oats. My family and I really like them. Thank you!

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  19. Can I substitute honey for the maple syrup?

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