Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

These are perfect for lunchboxes or a quick after school snack – packed with protein for a healthy energy boost! 

The Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls can be made in under 10 minutes, require no cooking and can be kept in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks 🙌🏻

You could make your own pumpkin purée by steaming pumpkin until soft and then blending, or just use a pouch of pumpkin from the baby aisle of the supermarket. 

(You can also substitute butternut squash or sweet potato if you can’t find pumpkin)

👶🏻Suitable for babies over 12 months – the peanut butter makes these quite sticky so I wouldn’t advise them for very young babies still learning to chew


🥛Dairy Free

🍳No cooking

Ready in under 10 minutes

❄️Keep refrigerated in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks


-1 cup rolled oats

-3 tbsp smooth peanut butter

-3 tbsp pumpkin purée (approx 1 x 70g pouch)

-1 tbsp maple syrup

-1 tsp vanilla extract

-1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

-a large pinch of ground nutmeg

-OPTIONAL: desiccated coconut for coating


-Add all ingredients except the desiccated coconut to a food processor and blitz until combined, scraping down the sides as needed

-Once the dough holds together when you squeeze it, roll into little balls using the palms of your hands

-OPTIONAL: Roll the balls in some desiccated coconut until coated

Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls - rolling the balls

Why not take a photo if you make these Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls, and tag us @doddl?

Don’t forget to check out our other toddler recipes here!

Another delicious recipe made especially for doddl by Jess at babyled_bears.


Find out more about doddl, and buy our lovely baby and toddler mealtime products  – or if you’re in the USA, visit us at our US doddl store.

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