Raw Paleo Pumpkin Balls

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Jeff & I will be celebrating with back-to-back meals with our families today but I wanted to share another pumpkin recipe. After making such a large batch of fresh pumpkin I did some pumpkin recipe research. In the Great-Pumpkin-Recipe-Roundup I pinned a whole bunch of pumpkin recipe ideas and this was one of those.

Paleo Raw Pumpkin BallsI didn’t make too many adjustments to the original recipe. I actually added more pumpkin, so the consistency was more soft than solid and I was totally fine with that. If you’d like more of a cake ball type consistency you may want to reduce the pumpkin in my recipe by half.

I just had an amazing idea! If you have leftover pumpkin pie from Thanksgiving, I bet it would be an amazing ingredient to add to the date and nut mixture. Those would be real pumpkin pie balls. :)

Raw Paleo Pumpkin Balls


Ingredients

  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup raw pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup raw pepitas
  • 3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of sea salt

Directions

  1. Remove pits from dates and process in food processor.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and process to combine.
  3. Roll into balls.
  4. Serve or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
  5. Enjoy! :)


Raw is all the rage