These naturally-sweetened, heart-healthy, raw pumpkin bites are great as snacks or for dessert!
Hello friends. It’s time again for the monthly Recipe Redux post and we’re going nuts! For National Nut Day, that is 🙂
Any opportunity I get to share with others about the nutrition benefits of eating nuts, I take it. When people ask what healthy snacks they can eat during the day, I always include nuts as an option (assuming there’s no nut allergy, of course).
While some nuts have more heart-healthy fats than others, it’s more important to focus on enjoying a variety. All nuts are packed with protein, fiber, and monounsaturated fats, which can help lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. Having protein and fiber rich foods for snacks helps keep you feeling fuller longer and helps control blood glucose levels.
To get a daily dose of the healthful benefits of nuts, try adding them to salads, oatmeal, yogurt, smoothie bowls, a meat or seafood dish, or a refueling snack like these Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pie Bites.
Let’s dive into the recipe!
Roll these guys around in chopped pecans and then….
Take a picture of yourself holding one in between your fingers. Or skip that and just enjoy it instead.
But if you do take a picture after making these, share it with me on Insta (@karmanmeyer). I’d be happier than a bird with a french fry to see it!
I added a bit of ground coffee to the recipe because we all need more coffee in our lives, amiright? There’s really nothing but goodness in these tiny little pb + pumpkin pie bites so I hope you thoroughly enjoy them and treat your friends to a few!
To see all of the Recipe Redux posts this month, click on the blue button below.
Here’s a few recipes already on the blog featuring nuts:
- Energy Trail Mix
- Pear Coconut Bread
- Pecan Blueberry Pancakes
- Winter Breakfast Quinoa Salad
- GF Peanut Butter Garam Masala Cookies
- Roasted Plantain Boats
What’s your favorite nut to snack on? Do you have any questions about the health benefits of nuts? Leave a comment below!