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Pumpkin Pie Power Bites

Elle Penner, MPH, RD
by Elle Penner, MPH, RD
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Pumpkin Pie Power Bites

These little Pumpkin Pie Power Bites contain protein, fiber and real pumpkin, which makes them a great on-the-go breakfast or mid-afternoon treat. For those of you traveling over the holidays, they also make a great snack for road trips and also fit nicely in those carry-ons. These power bites will keep for a week in the fridge, or up to three months in the freezer, so make a double batch and have a backup stash in the freezer!

About the Author

Elle Penner, MPH, RD
Elle Penner, MPH, RD

Elle is a nutrition and wellness writer, recipe developer, blogger and nutrition consultant whose favorite things include her camera, carbs and quality time with her toddler. For more from this busy mama, check out Elle’s lifestyle blog or connect with her on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.


46 responses to “Pumpkin Pie Power Bites”

  1. Avatar suttercm says:

    @24 Carb grams and only 3 protein I’ll be saying no thanks!

  2. Avatar 419er says:

    Why in the world would MFP post a recipe on a blog without the nutritional info. Seriously – ONE of these bites is HALF of my daily sugar – 15g – in ONE BITE.

    In no way will these be finding their way into my house.

  3. Avatar GuybrushThreepwood says:

    130 calories, 3g of protein and 15g of sugar PER BITE? You gotta be kidding me. MyFitnessPal or MyLardyPal?

  4. Avatar Alice says:

    Nice little energy bars, and maybe I’ll add protein powder. Thanks!

  5. Avatar Lisa Chambers says:

    I’m actually going to try these. I think one or two before my long run and these will keep me going. A change up from the banana/PB combo or bowl of oatmeal.

  6. Avatar katie says:

    I love this and will definitely try them.

  7. Avatar Tammy says:

    I think these look great! Dates contribute a lot of the sugar which is perfectly okay in my book. 2 or 3 would be filling enough for a quick breakfast or snack on the go.

  8. Avatar says:

    Half your daily sugar intake in one bite? Choose another snack.

    • Avatar CintheSooner says:

      Please tell me you are not limiting yourself to 38 grams of carbohydrates per day!! This is ridiculously restrictive and not conducive to getting an adequate amount of nutrients in your day– carbs= energy. The ADA recommends no less than 130 grams carbs/day. (I am an RD, BTW)

  9. Avatar Ken says:

    For those wondering:
    Calories: 95 per piece
    Fat 3g
    Carbs 14g
    Protien 2g
    Sodium 38mg
    Cholesterol 0mg

    Saw several comments earlier that had all kinds of silly numbers.
    Still no clue why MFP couldn’t include the nutrition info in the post.

    • Avatar 419er says:

      Ken – those numbers came from the MFP database. I wish I had a screen shot of it now! They’ve cut everything by about 1/3 since this article originally was posted. I wish I could just adjust my diet by adjusting the MFP database.

      • Avatar Ken says:

        Just put together the recipe as a meal in MFP.
        For the entire thing I got:
        Cals: 2388 – Carb: 414 – Pro: 52 – Fat: 72
        Divide by 22 to get a piece:
        Cals: 108 – Carb: 19 – Pro: 2.4 – Fat: 3.2

        This was using full standard versions of foods, rather than the fat free, sugar free, lite versions which is what I would use in my house. Brands used: Jif, Mccormick, 365, Harris Teeter, Bob’s, Compliments.

        You might choose a different brand of something and get different numbers (I was looking at canned pumpkin puree the other night, 3 different brands, 3 different calorie counts [45, 40, 50], only ingredient listed on them was pumpkin. And the one I picked in MFP says 42).

        When cooking, only use the nutrition values of a meal as a guideline, because they can not control which brand you use.

  10. Avatar Kim says:

    the mix is in the fridge – too tired to make 22 balls tonight. It will get done before tomorrows dinner. My preview from licking the bowl is thumbs up.

  11. Avatar rachel says:

    Are these cookies really healthy??

  12. Avatar Jamie says:

    Can these be made with anything other than pumpkin, just to offer an occasional change?

  13. Avatar Valerie says:

    Just crossed into the dark forest of diabetes. These looked good for my snack until I read the carbs. Those of you who can, enjoy these!

  14. Avatar Maria Carr says:

    I might try these using the pumpkin and then I’ll make the next batch with sweet potato. I may also try putting protein powder in them for a protein fix after a workout. Thanks for the recipe!!

  15. Avatar Meredith Culberson says:

    I made these yesterday, and am really enjoying them. We used 1/2 the maple syrup and subbed water. Additionally I added 1/2 scoop of protein powder. I really like the flavour and moist texture.

  16. Avatar Karin says:

    what is the nutrition analysis please?

  17. Avatar Jennifer says:

    Is it me but I can’t find the nutritional value per serving for these?

    • Avatar Nathan Russell says:

      MFP reports 93 cals with 3/16/2/9/2 fat/carb/protein/sugar/fiber per bite. Not bad, especially with the sugar coming from fruit, but disingenuous to mention protein and fiber when describing them. Yeah, it’s there, but in insignificant amounts.

  18. Avatar debi says:

    Any substitution for peanut butter due to allergies??

  19. Avatar Pam says:

    Curious about the breakdown on nutritional info… how much protein? How much fiber? How many carbs? I know I can calculate this myself by adding everything and dividing by servings but was hoping to save time.

  20. Avatar stacey says:

    I figured these out to be 73 calories a piece but the MFP database lists them as 43. That’s a big difference.

    • Avatar courtungy says:

      I got 111 cals when I just hit the button to have MFP enter it… huge differences. Wish I knew what was accurate.

      • Avatar Stacey says:

        When I put into MFP with deglet dates it was much less. And I think it depends on chocolate you use but 43 calories they are not. 🙁

        • Avatar courtungy says:

          I’m going to make tonight. I have the medjool dates so it’s probably right for me. Hoping two are enough to hold me a few hours… I think they’d make a great breakfast! Thanks for reply 🙂

    • Avatar aigipy says:

      Can you post what MFP has on the database? Seems no one can find it easily (You’d think they’d link it here….)

  21. Avatar angdpowers says:

    I just made these! I read it wrong (go figure), but they smell great!! They are in the fridge and soon I’ll make them into bites. I used 2T of chia seeds instead of flaxseed (didn’t have that) and added Nestle toll house pumpkin spice morsels instead of chocolate chips. I’m soooo excited! Now, if I can refrain from eating them all … like all this evening! hahaha

  22. Avatar Natasha Stewart says:

    What would be a good substitute for the dates?

  23. Avatar Wendey says:

    Anyone know how many weight watcher points these are?

  24. Avatar joanne says:

    Has anyone found food value for these?

  25. Avatar Meg Henderson says:

    Will try these subbing Sunbutter for PB and coconut flour for ground oats to make it Paleo 🙂

  26. Avatar Frances says:

    Does anyone have the English conversion to grams or ounces? I haven’t a clue what a cup size is or if it is different for each ingredient. Thanks a million.

  27. Avatar Jo says:

    I was thinking the same thing Pam. The power bites do sound good but may be to much of a good thing.

  28. Avatar maliszeg says:

    Where do I find the break down of carbs, protein, etc.?

  29. Avatar page says:

    yes where is the nutritional label???

  30. Avatar Betsy Young says:

    To the author or to those who have made the recipe already – How many balls are in one serving? (and how many balls does the recipe make – 22?). I added it to myfitness pal but the nutritional info does not include what a serving equals! Thanks:)

  31. Avatar Janice says:

    Made these yesterday, they are AWESOME!!

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