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Health Tip of the Day: No-Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Energy Bites

In the mood for all things pumpkin? Then check out fall-inspired this recipe! These bites are a great go to snack for a little boost of energy throughout the day. Packed with healthy fats, good carbs, and whole grains, you can't go wrong!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 to 2 cups dry, uncooked oatmeal

1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter or other nut or sun butter

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup quality honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

Instructions:

In a medium bowl,a add 1 and 1/2 cups oats, peanut butter, pumpkin, chia seeds, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir to combine well. You want the mixture to be soft but not too sticky. If you pick up a generous spoonful, you should be able to roll it into a ball and only make a minimal mess (it should stick together when rolled but still feel tacky on your hands). Depending on the type of oats you used (old-fashioned or quick oats), you made need to add up to a half cup more oats and stir until you reach the desired consistency. Again, it’s ok if it’s a little sticky because the oats will absorb some of the moisture after a little time passes, but unworkable sticky isn’t the goal.

When the mixture is workable, add the chocolate chips and stir to combine. Scoop a large spoonful into your hand and roll into balls. Repeat with remaining dough. Keep these in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for much longer.1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips

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