Pumpkin Pie Protein No-Bake Bites

  • Author: Alexis Joseph, MS, RD, LD
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 12-15 bites 1x


These easy, cakey Pumpkin Pie Protein No-Bake Bites have the flavor of pumpkin pie, but are secretly packed with protein and fiber! Vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and kid-friendly.



For the protein powder version:

  • 9 Medjool dates, pitted (place in bowl of warm water if hard and dry)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 scoop (30g) vanilla brown rice protein powder (I like Vega Vanilla Protein + Greens)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs or chocolate chips (optional)

For the non-protein powder version:


  1. Place dates, applesauce, pumpkin, almond milk, and vanilla in a large food processor. Blend until pureed, scraping down the sides as needed.
  2. Add coconut flour, brown rice protein (is using first recipe), pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Blend until a ball of “dough” forms. If it’s too wet, add a bit more coconut flour. If it’s too dry, add a bit more almond milk.
  3. Stir in cacao nibs. Roll into 12-15 bites.
  4. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.