Pumpkin Spiced Protein Balls

Pumpkin season is arguably the BEST season of the year, and I can’t get enough of these delicious, moist, pumpkin spiced protein balls. This is the 3rd batch I’ve made, and I think I’ve now perfected the recipe. But I’ll let you be the judge of that!

If you’re into grain-free, quick, healthy snacks, then these are for you. These bites are an explosion of fall flavour and so easy to make.

Let’s talk protein. I used North Coast Naturals Cold Pressed Pumpkin Protein (made from pumpkin seeds). I love this brand because it provides a whole-food based solution. Pumpkin is a complete protein – it contains all 9 essential amino acids. It packs protein with 17g of protein per serving, and 62% Magnesium. You can also sub for your choice of vanilla or unflavoured protein.


Add all wet ingredients into a bowl – mix

Add dry ingredients – mix

Form into balls and roll onto a plate with shredded coconut

That’s it!

So easy.

So good.

These balls are best kept in the fridge and can stay fresh for about a week. You can also make a double batch and keep some in the freezer.


Sub maple syrup for your favourite nut butter or honey

Add cacao nibs for an extra crunch


1 scoop protein powder

1/3 cup of pumpkin puree

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup hemp seeds

1/4 cup cacao powder

2 Tbs chia seeds

Dash(es) of cinnamon powder

Dash (or 10) of pumpkin spice

1/3 cup of shredded coconut for dusting


In a medium sized bowl, add pumpkin puree, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Use a fork to mash and mix well.

Add dry ingredients – hemp, cacao, chia, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice. Mix well

Once all ingredients are incorporated, roll into small balls.

Spread coconut onto a small plate and roll each ball in the coconut so they are evenly coated.

Makes 12 balls

Store in a container in the fridge (or freezer)

Enjoy 🙂


Per 1 ball: 90 calories

Carb: 9 g

Protein: 5 g

Fat: 4 g


  1. Anonymoua

    Sounds yummy! You mention you use pumpkin protein powder, but the recipe does not include how much protein powder to use? Is the pumpkin protein used instead of the pumpkin puree?


    1. Cristina Campbell

      My apologies! It’s 1 scoop of protein powder, I’ve amended the instructions. Hope you enjoy them 🙂

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