Healthy recipe with pumpkin puree (Vegan & Gluten-free)

Healthy recipe with pumpkin puree (Vegan & Gluten-free)
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This healthy recipe with pumpkin puree is so easy to make and full of wholesome ingredients like raisins, rolled oats, nuts, dry cranberries, and nutmeg. These balls are no-sugar-added since I’m using raisins and cranberries for sweetening. I snapped some photos of my new pumpkin puree recipe as I satisfied my pumpkin craving. This low-calorie pumpkin recipe is the perfect dessert for vegans and gluten-free eaters!

No-bake pumpkin energy balls

Honestly, the pumpkins have a special place in my heart. Not only mine but in my cat’s too. These naturally sweetened, healthy snacks are so simple to make yet so delicious and nutritious. Not only pumpkin is a great source of potassium and beta-carotene but also they are full of antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, and iron. In addition, its low-calorie content makes it a weight-loss-friendly food. At the same time, it strengthens your immune system, protects your eyesight, and promotes heart and skin health.

Why make this healthy recipe with pumpkin puree

Healthy vegan recipe with pumpkin puree, tasty little energy bites

This healthy recipe with pumpkin puree yields light and yummy energy balls that are perfect as a dessert or on-the-go snack. Pumpkin on its own is mild, meaning its flavor can blend beautifully with a myriad of other ingredients. This superfood is healthy and versatile. These no-bake pumpkin balls will provide a burst of energy to power you through the day. They are also vegan, require only 6 ingredients, and ready in just 20 minutes.

How to make pumpkin puree?

Pumpkin puree is a cooked pumpkin (baked or boiled) that is mashed or blended to create a smooth pulp. This soft, orange pulp can be used for making delicious and healthy pumpkin recipes like pumpkin chia pudding, stir it into oatmeal, add to smoothies and sauces or make soups, stews, sweet dessert from it like these energy pumpkin bites or muffins. Moreover, this weight-loss food is so versatile and easy to add to your diet in both sweet and savory dishes.Orange homemade pumpkin puree made with mashing the pumpkin with fork

What are pumpkin benefits for health?

Pumpkin is a highly nutritious fruit that is low in calories but rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins. It’s the best-known source of a powerful antioxidant named beta-carotene. The human body converts any ingested beta-carotene into Vitamin A. Moreover, pumpkins are packed with vitamins (A, C, E) that will boost your immunity. Its nutrient density and low calorie may count may promote weight-loss and its antioxidant content may lower your risk of cancer as well.

Pumpkin balls dessert, vegan, gluten free

Time needed: 20 minutes.

This healthy recipe with pumpkin puree is ridiculously easy to make. All you need is 6 simple ingredients and 15-20 minutes of working time.

  1. Soak the raisins

    First, soak 1/2 cup raisins for 10 minutes in fresh water. Rehydrate them in order to plump them up before adding them to the mixture. They’ll soften quickly. After that, drain the raisins.

  2. Make pumpkin puree

    Meanwhile, take a piece of cooked pumpkin, remove the seeds if you hadn’t before, and blend it in a food processor or mash it with a fork to create a smooth orange pulp. I used just a fork. The pumpkin puree may contain lots of moisture so you can drain in a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl for a few hours before using it to remove some of the extra moisture. The step of draining the puree is optional and depends on your pumpkin’s type and the cooking method you used. I didn’t drain mine. Also, pumpkin puree from a can works perfectly for these no-bake energy balls!

  3. Mix it all together

    In 1 bowl mix 1 cup pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup raisins, 1 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup ground nuts (I used a mix of almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts), 1/4 cup dry cranberries, and 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder. Knead the mixture with your hands and roll them into small balls.Simple ingredients for making healthy recipe using pumpkin puree

  4. Chill the pumpkin puree balls

    Finally, put the balls on a plate and chill it in the fridge for an hour.

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Healthy Recipe with Pumpkin Puree (Vegan & Gluten-free)

6 Ingredient Healthy Recipe with Pumpkin Puree (Vegan & Gluten-free). No-bake, quick and easy to make healthy energy pumpkin balls.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten-free, Vegan
Keyword dairy-free, dessert, eggless, energy bites, gluten-free, healthy, no-bake, pumpkin, pumpkin puree, sugar free, vegan, workout snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 pieces
Calories 57kcal
Author Marinela

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree You can use homemade pumpkin puree or use canned (store-bought pumpkin puree)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins Soak it for 10 minutes in fresh water. Rehydrate them to plump them up before adding them to the mixture. They'll soften quickly. After that, drain the raisins.
  • 1/2 cup ground nuts I used almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts but feel free to use your favorite nuts.
  • 1/4 cup dry cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder

Instructions

  • First, soak 1/2 cup raisins for 10 minutes in fresh water. Rehydrate them to plump them up before adding them to the mixture. They'll soften quickly. After that, drain the raisins.
  • At the same time take a piece of your cooked pumpkin, remove the seeds if you hadn't before, and blend it in a food processor or mash it with a fork to create a smooth orange pulp. I used just a fork. The pumpkin puree may contain lots of moisture so you can drain in a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl for a few hours before using it to remove some of the extra moisture. The step of draining the puree is optional and depends on your pumpkin's type and the cooking method you used. I didn't drain mine. Also, pumpkin puree from a can works perfectly for these no-bake energy balls!
  • In 1 bowl mix 1 cup pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup raisins, 1 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup ground nuts (I used mix of almonds, hzelnuts and walnuts), 1/4 cup dry cranberries and 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder. Knead the mixture with your hands and roll them into small balls.
  • Put the balls on a plate and chill it in the fridge for an hour.

Nutrition

Calories: 57kcal

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Love, Marinela💚



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