Small Batch Pumpkin Cookie Dough Energy Bites (GF and Vegan)


Pumpkin cookie dough energy bites

Hands on those of you who love energy balls but who don’t actually need that much energy to fuel their mid-morning coffee breaks! Either because you are sitting at a desk all day (i.e. me) or because you can easily get addicted to those delicious sweet bites (i.e. also me). However, we still energy to fuel our (supposedly) intense intellectual effort, just in smaller quantities. This recipe is my go-to snack for revision time: it comes together in five minutes, it’s not excessively sweet and only makes enough bites to fuel your brain correctly! You can also double or tripe the recipe if you are not revising/working alone. Add in any extra ingredient you wish to (seeds and nuts are a good idea) and substitute coconut flour with almond/cashew powder to experiment a little!

Pumpkin chocolate chip dough bites

Pumpkin chocolate chip dough bites

Small Batch Pumpkin Cookie dough Energy Balls (GF and Vegan)


  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 TBSP peanut butter
  • 2 TBSP coconut flour
  • 1 TBSP shreeded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder (you might need to add more flour if you are using vanilla extract)
  • 1 pinch pumpkin spice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 TBSP chocolate chips
  • 1 TBSP flax seeds


  1. Pulse the pumpkin puree and the peanut butter in a bowl of a food processor (or by hand) until smooth
  2. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl, add the flour, coconut, salt and spices, comine with a wooden spoon until smooth
  3. Mix in the chocolate chips and flax seed
  4. Cover the dough and let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes
  5. Make small bowls out the dough using your hands
  6. Refrigerate for another 15 minutes before serving
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Hi I'm Margherita, I'm a baker and a food science student! My favourite things in life include: dark chocolate, flaky salt, pistachios and rainy afternoons spent baking in a cosy kitchen! I share delicious healthy recipes on my blog edible imagination!

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