I could get used to Octobers like this. In fact, I can’t remember a September and October as beautiful as this year. The sun is shining, the temperatures are in the 70s, the flowers still look really good.
Some of the trees are starting to change into the stunning reds and oranges we all look forward to seeing. The vibrant colors seem to only greet us for a few days, but they are so worth it.
I’ve got a mix of peaches and apples in my fruit bowls. The peaches are shockingly good still. I can’t eat enough of them. The Honeycrisps are juicy and crisp too. I’m afraid fruit is making up a large portion of my diet, but I’m okay with it.
Basically I’m celebrating summall or fammer … you know a combination of summer and fall. And I really like it. It’s my favorite season actually. Too bad according to the weathermen it’s about to come to an end.
Maybe we can work some summter or wimmer – summer and winter – into our worlds. That would really be something.
Even if in my house, I’m in denial and eating tomatoes and blueberries like it’s July, I know you’re ready for pumpkin spice and lots of it. Luckily, I’m here to help.
Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites are sooooo easy to make. They’re no bake, pretty healthy, and gluten free. Whether you grab them on your way out the door for a quick breakfast or as a pick me up in the afternoon, you definitely need these bites in your life.
They definitely pack the pumpkin spice punch and I found them to be rather addictive, especially when chilled. They are pretty much a healthy piece of candy. You know I’m obsessed with candy, so healthy candy is high on my priority list.
Celebrate summall and make these Bites to enjoy the season!
2 cups gluten free oat flour
1 cup almond meal
2 tablespoons granulate sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
2/3 cup honey
¼ cup chopped pecans
¼ cup pumpkin spice chips
Line a baking sheet with parchment. Set aside.
In a large microwave safe bowl, melt peanut butter and honey for 1 minute. Stir and microwave and additional 30 – 60 seconds, until fully melted.
Add oat flour, almond meal, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Stir to combine fully.
Add pecans and chips. Stir until distributed. Chips may melt a little – that’s okay.
Grab about golf ball sized portions of dough and roll them into balls. Place on the prepared tray. Once all the dough has been used refrigerate 30 minutes to set.
Bites may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature for about an hour.