Pumpkin Quinoa Protein Bites

  • Author: Kristina LaRue
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 16 1x


These Pumpkin Quinoa Protein Bites are filled with wholesome ingredients that you’ll love!! It’s an all natural protein bar recipe that you can feel good about eating.



  • 5 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup “bees knees” peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup canned 100% pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vanilla no sugar added protein powder
  • 11/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons whole golden flaxseed
  • 1 cup raw rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, chilled


  1. In bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment or food processor, puree dates.
  2. Add peanut butter, pumpkin puree, protein powder, and pumpkin pie spice to bowl and mix until blended.
  3. If using a mixer, mix in pumpkin seeds, pecans, almonds, flax and oats to the bowl until incorporated. Note: If using food processor, transfer date puree to a bowl and fold in nuts, seeds, and oats.
  4. Add quinoa to bowl and mix until incorporated.
  5. Chill mixture in freezer for about 10 minutes before forming bites.
  6. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, form 16 uniform balls.
  7. Store in airtight container; keep refrigerated.


  • Serving Size: 1/16 of recipe
  • Calories: 142
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 22mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg