No Bake Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bites made with healthy ingredients and packed with cinnamon sugar flavour! They’re nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan, making them a great snack for a variety of different lifestyles.
Three cheers for nut-free bites! And four cheers for nut-free pumpkin snickerdoodle bites!! 🙌🏻
So back in the day when I thought I was allergic to all nuts rather than just peanuts (long story), it drove me nuts (pun intended) to come across delicious looking no-bake snacks only to realize that I couldn’t eat them because they were heavily based on almonds, cashews, or walnuts.
Not that there’s anything wrong with those fantastijazzical foods, but they can be a bit of a nuisance if you’re dealing with allergies, or nut-free school zones, or… if you just don’t like nuts? Does anyone not like nuts? I can see not enjoying them on their own, but pulverized into butters or baked into things? Amazing. But I digress.
The point is, it’s good to have options… especially when those options look (and taste) like this:
I feel like I’ve been seeing the pumpkin snickerdoodle flavour everywhere lately. Or maybe I’ve just been noticing it more because the combination sounded so ridiculously good to me that I couldn’t get it out of my head.
Not quite as… err… spicy as pumpkin spice, my take on pumpkin snickerdoodle is a whole lot of cinnamon and sugar flavour with subtle pumpkin-y, vanilla-y undertones. So the first bite is all cinnamon sugar, and the more you chew, the more you start to taste the pumpkin. Fancy, eh? I totally planned it that way (except not at all).
What I did plan was to use one of my favourite no-bake ingredients (read: dates) because those + oats make for an amazing texture + flavour combo when it comes to no-bake bites.
They’re soft and doughy. They’re sweet and cinnamon-y. And while I can’t claim that they taste exactly like snickerdoodle cookies, they’re pretty freaking delicious in their own right.
They’re also vegan, nut-free,and gluten-free as long as you use certified GF oats, making them perfect for a variety of different diets. Oh, and they’re super easy to make, too – just toss all the ingredients into a food processor, and voila! You’ve got yourself a batch of healthy no-bake pumpkin snickerdoodle bites.
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For the bites:
- 1/2 cup (90 g) dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup (60 g) pumpkin puree
- 2 Tbsp (30 ml) maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup (60 g) rolled oats
- 1/4 cup (28 g) coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
For the cinnamon sugar coating:
- 1 tsp (4g) coconut or granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender and process on high until the dates and oats have broken down and the mixture sticks together easily.* If the mix feels too dry, add non-dairy milk or water 1 tablespoon at a time until the right consistency is reached.
- Add the cinnamon and sugar to a shallow bowl. Using a heaping tablespoon, roll the dough between your hands before rolling it in the cinnamon sugar to coat. Set it aside on a plate and repeat with the remaining dough. Store the balls in an airtight container for best results, or freeze for longer periods of time.
* How long you process it really depends on the kind of texture you’re going for. If you want your bites chewier and chunkier, process them for a shorter amount of time. If you want them smoother, process for longer.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
Keywords: gluten-free, healthy, no bake, nut-free, pumpkin, recipe, snack, snickerdoodle, vegan
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