As I’m sitting here writing this post, a typhoon is brewing outside. The sky is darkening and the wind is beginning to howl, blowing all the crackling dry leaves down the street. It’s all reminding me of autumn, my favourite season! Not only do I love the invigorating change of weather, I just adore foods of the fall harvest: pumpkin, apples, cinnamon, spices… all those cozy warm flavours that just make me want to curl up with a blanket and a good book.
And as I understand it, we celebrated National Pumpkin Day in the US just last week! The US has a day for everything, I reckon. But I can get into Pumpkin Day with the best of them… especially with these cute little pumpkin protein bites. They’re everything I love:
- easy & quick to make (these took me 15 min start to finish)
- uses only 10 ingredients (that I had on hand)
- healthy! (full of potassium, Vitamin A, protein & fiber)
- and so delicious
So let’s get going! These little bites use only pumpkin puree (in the US, I’d use canned pumpkin, but here in Philippines, I boil & mash the local kalabasa squash), coconut flour, powdered peanut butter, protein powder (I used a combo of salted caramel whey protein + vanilla pea protein), oatmeal, & almond butter (you can substitute any nut or seed butter), and spices.
And that’s it! Easy and delicious. This recipe makes 10-11 bites but it would easily double.
Happy Pumpkin Day, friends! And happy autumn!