Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls

Every year, when the seasons shift, I get all excited. Don’t get me wrong, I love the summer, I love the heat, I love long, light evenings in the garden. But dang, I do love autumn. The temperature fell a few degrees this last week. Sunny, chilly mornings greeted me. Crisp, fresh air, chilling my hands. Time to pull out my winter coat and big snuggly scarf. The days are shorter, which I do find a struggle, and it’s harder to get up in the mornings with this new darkness, but these orange-y hues and red leaves paint the landscapes so well, it makes it worth it. Nature giving it one last hurrah before they shed their years bounty. Autumn, it’s good to see you.

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With Autumn comes a new season of foods. Orchards bursting with apples, hedgerow brambles have those juicy purple blackberries, sloes are out tempting me to make some sloe gin, but mostly; pumpkin. Pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, squash variations a plenty, oh yes you lovely orange football of goodness, I’ve missed you.

Last year, on a trip to NYC, I discovered Trader Joes, and went a little crazy buying things to bring back. Pumpkin spice mix was in my basket, and I couldn’t wait to use it. I’ve been using it sparingly. trying to make it last, and am down to my last few tablespoons, but this recipe deserved my treasured spice mix. Because it’s Autumn, and in Autumn we pumpkin spice! Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls to be precise. I’ve been meaning to make more energy balls since this lot, but never got round to it. I whipped up a batch of these over the weekend and have had to hide the tub from myself, I just want to eat them all. Here’s to a happy season!

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Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls
 
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A tasty, spiced snack to keep you going. I rolled mine in hemp seeds and oats, but coconut would also work well here. Store in an air tight container and they'll keep in the fridge for 3 days
Rough Measures:
Serves: 8-12 balls
Ingredients
  • 90g / 1 cup rolled oats
  • 300g / 1½ cup cooked and mashed pumpkin / pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice syrup
  • 1½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice mix (OR ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon / ½ ground ginger / pinch nutmeg / ¼ all spice)
  • Hemp seeds + extra oats to roll balls in
Method
  1. Place the oats into a food processor and blend into a rough flour
  2. Add in all other ingredients and pulse until fully combined
  3. Mould into balls with your hands
  4. If using, roll in oats / hemp seeds.
 

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17 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls

  1. Happy autumn Sus! I love the picture you painted of the season here, I’m all about fall too – it is just the best time of year. I somehow prefer the shorter days after summer, I feel as if I slow down and have an extra reason to catch a few z’s ;). I love how you snagged the bottle of TJ’s spice mix when you were here in the US! That stuff is magical, and I can only imagine the perfection these balls must be with it thrown into the mix! Ps. Thanks for including my maca bites here friend, you’re too sweet!

    1. Happy Fall to you Jessie! I do love cosy, laid back evenings this time of year, already got my winter PJs and fluffy slippers out. Your maca bites are delicious! X

  2. Happy fall Miss Sus! I so love fall too, it’s such a welcome change after summer. And I can only imagine how nice it must be to stay snug and cozy in your own little house! Pumpkin spice is just a heavenly, comforting smell + flavor, I would have packed my bag full of it too! Thanks for linking my little bites here, perhaps a bliss ball reunion on the ski hill this winter? You’ll be hearing from me! Thinking of you, enjoy all that autumn has to offer this week xo

  3. What a lovely autumnal description you’ve given. I’m with you all the way. CT has oftener waxed lyrical about Trader Joe’s. He was going on about it to some American friends of ours who must have taken pity at his lack of access as we received a parcel of TJ goodies in the post not long after. No pumpkin spice or coconut sugar however. Your bliss balls sound delicious and inspired.

Thank You! I love hearing from you all.