Pumpkin Quinoa Energy Bites

Pumpkin Quinoa Energy Bites

I may or may not have recently purchased the ONE THING that my little kitchen has been without for too long: a mini muffin pan.  Yes, I know I’m late to the game and yes, I know I’ve been missing out.  I just couldn’t justify the $10 purchase when I needed so many more important things like nail polish, chocolate chips or a billionth pair of running shorts.  Clearly I have my priorities in order.

It’s kind of like the fact that I have asked for a pair of cowboy boots for my birthday the past 5 years, and then took the money and bought something else completely random with it.  Not to mention I then wished all year long that I had a cute pair of cowboy boots.  I think this little habit of mine may be driving Nate nuts, but I can’t be sure.  The good news is that this year I knocked both the mini muffin pan AND the cowboy boots off the list.  My stomach has never been so happy and my feet have never been so sore…

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts
Read the whole recipe on Heather's Dish