I was in the mood the other day to make some snacks for my kids. Since they are teenagers, I tend to make them fend for themselves. Today was different. I also wanted to give this recipe a try and they were my guinea pigs.
Here's the recipe I used. I also included some changes or alterations I might make to this recipe next time to change it up a bit.
Pumpkin No Bake Energy Balls
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 scoop UMP vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix all of this with a spoon in a bowl. It'll be sticky but after being in the fridge they'll become easier to hold onto too without the mess.
After taste testing these I know Chocolate or Graham Cracker UMP would work great with this recipe in place of vanilla. We added 2 Tablespoon Chocolate chips to 1/2 of them just for variety. You could also use Cocoa nibs.
Enjoy Good Food and wow your kids at the same time,
P.S. - The "Guinea Pigs" Loved Them! 🙂
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