Skinny Pumpkin Energy Bites

Chewy, sweet and flavorful, these Pumpkin Bites will give you the energy you need after a workout without the guilt!

Skinny Pumpkin Energy Bites are the perfect post workout snack!

So the New Year is in full swing. My muscles are killing me. I took off the last two weeks of December from the gym, and started back up yesterday. Oh my what a difference it makes to take time off.

I’m in pain. But, it’s okay. I need to kick myself in the rear to work off the extra pounds I gained over the holidays (can I get a ‘what what’)!

No matter how healthy I try to eat, I still have a vicious sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied.

Skinny Pumpkin Energy Bites are the perfect post workout snack!

These pumpkin energy bites are just what I crave after a hard workout! They are based off of THIS skinny cookie recipe.

As for New Years Resolutions….I like to add things to my life. This year, more Bible study time, more weight lifting and more veggies each day are the additions! What kind of things do YOU change in the New Year??

Skinny Pumpkin Energy Bites are the perfect post workout snack!

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Yield: 12-18 bites, depending on size

Skinny Pumpkin Energy Bites

Prep Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal (uncooked)
  • 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate morsels


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until completely combined.
  2. Scoop into one inch balls. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container. ENJOY!

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Snacking healthy? Here are a few of my favorites…


Sugar Free Strawberry Sauce…perfect on yogurt, oatmeal, low fat icecream, and more!!

vanilla coffee pudding

Vanilla Coffee Pudding…a guilt free treat!

pineapple coconut cupcakes

Pineapple Coconut Cupcakes…a lighter version cupcake with a creamy topping!


Skinny No Bake Cookies…another healthy post workout treat!

Finally, still looking for workout inspiration? Check out my “Getting Fit and Healthy” Pinterest Board for easy tips and workouts for home!


About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on January 2, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. Why no vanilla?  Can I add vanilla extract to this? If so how much
    Vanilla? I am going to leave out the cinnamon because pumpkin
    Pie spice already has cinnamon in it. At least the do it yourself 
    Pumpkin pie spice has cinnamon as its main ingredient. I think I will
    Put semi-sweet chocolate chips in here instead of the premiere 
    White morsels. I will try the wheat germ. These do look good though.
    Please let me know by e-mailing me at [email protected]

  2. I used this as a base recipe to form my own “energy balls” to take to work with me tomorrow, and they turned out amazing (had a group sample session tonight, if you know what I mean 😉 )! Super simple to make and perfect for a healthy snacking on the go. Thank you so, soooo much for sharing this recipe. As a girl suffering from an extreme social phobia revolving around eating in front of others, these little guys will make for a quick and easy way to sneak some much needed energy into my body without feeling too nervous. You’re a life saver! ♥

  3. Any nutrition facts with your recipes? Calories – Carbs.  Maybe I just missed them?
    I am watching the calories lately. CB

    1. Sorry, I don’t keep track of those. But I know there are programs online that can calculate nutrition for recipes…

  4. I love energy balls and these pumpkin ones are just what I need to fall. One question, is there another ingredient that I can sub for the wheat germ? I’m not really a fan an I don’t have it on hand.
    Thank you.

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  6. Do you know what the nutritional value is for these? I’m a Weight Watcher and would love to try but really need to know what to calculate.

    1. I don’t calculate nutrition here, but I know there are several websites you can google that will allow you to enter ingredients of a recipe and it will give you nutritional count. Good luck!

  7. Loving these little bites of goodness Aimee! Definitely a fun little treat that you can feel good about!

  8. woah…these look awesome! And so simple to make. Thanks for the idea…and I would be sharing the workout woes with you if it wasn’t for the 12+” of snow outside. (That kinda makes driving to the gym difficult…)

      1. heh…I finally broke down and got a snow blower a couple days ago. Still a bit of a workout, but nothing like doing it by hand!

  9. Hooray for getting back to the gym! I know it felt good to get back after a two week break!

    I love these little healthy treats. These would be perfect to take to work for an afternoon snack!

  10. Aimee
    OMG! These “Skinny Pumpkin Energy Bites” sound amazing especially after a long run. I am really going to have to try these. Thanks for providing this, I can’t wait!

  11. I took a few weeks off working out too…but I have yet to go back! It’s gonna hurt! But maybe it’ll be ok if I just put a few of these energy bites in my gym bag 🙂

    1. I crave (and eat) pumpkin all year long….I just don’t share new recipes all year for it 🙂 Keep up the gym work!!

  12. I could sure use some of these right now. I have no energy or motivation today. These look good. I’ll have to make a batch this weekend for my after workout snack.

  13. I could eat 20 of these, post workout not! The combination of pumpkin and white chocolate? I am allll over that! Plus, the whole one step ingredient list thang, does not hurt either! Yum!

  14. I bet these are the perfect sweet fix after a workout. New Years resolutions for me include more bible study, working out more, and improving my photography on the blog.

    1. Love your resolutions 🙂 My bible study just finished Crazy Love (it was awesome). As for photography, Pinch of Yum’s food photography ebooks are awesome!!! Worth every cent.

  15. These look amazing! Packed with health benefits and delicious to boot! I could see myself carrying these pumpkin bites around in a ziplock bag in my purse and snacking on them throughout the day. mmmm!!! Happy New Year!

    1. My kids enjoyed these after sports too, and I loved having them after workouts. A great hunger satisfier!

  16. Such a great idea Aimee! I need to make energy bites, but I’d probably eat them all.

    I worked out last Thursday with my trainer…and I literally could not walk or sit without my hands guiding me for 4 days. I’m not even exaggerating.

  17. I’ve been playing around with energy bite recipes this week, and these look perfect. I’ve eaten so many sweets lately that I’m actually craving healthy, which is unusual for me!

  18. Don’t remind me! I went running and it kicked my tail. Why does my sweet tooth always get in the way? 🙂 These cookies have everything I would ever want – pumpkin, oats, honey, and hey, why not white chocolate! Love that they are no bake AND healthy! Pinned!

  19. I need these today Aimee! I’m done with sweets! I need energy to take down my Christmas tree and possibly to shovel!

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