These Clean Eating Pumpkin Truffles are really easy to make and a great recipe for your children to help with…mine love to roll anything into a ball shape, especially a healthy snack!
They are based off of my Healthy Peanut Butter Bon Bons recipe and are made with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
I particularly like them because they don’t have to go in the freezer, only in the refrigerator just long enough to firm up.
Which means they can be prepared in a matter of minutes with only a food processor.
And I’ll admit to you, I ate half of them plain, without the chocolate topping, because they were that good!
Most “pumpkin truffle” recipes on the internet do not have the healthiest ingredients, are many are not vegan.
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Pumpkin Truffle Ingredients:
Typical Ingredients: cream, brown sugar, butter, confectioners sugar, cream cheese, graham crackers, heavy whipping cream, vegetable shortening
These Clean Eating Pumpkin Truffles are “almost raw” (pumpkin puree), vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly and contain no refined sugar.
Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Pecan Cranberry Truffles, Cacao Nib Superfood Truffles, Pistachio and Matcha Truffles or my Clean Eating eCookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating dessert recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Pumpkin*:
- high in beta-carotene
- full of iron, zinc and vitamin C
- rich in anti-oxidants
- 280% RDA of vitamin A
- good source of B complex vitamins
5 Fast Facts About Cashews (Cashew Butter)*:
- packed with dietary fiber
- rich in “heart friendly” mono-saturated fatty acids
- rich source of minerals
- high in magnesium and copper
- excellent source of antioxidants
5 Fast Facts About Medjool Dates*:
- natural energy booster
- high in iron content
- rich in potassium
- good source of dietary fiber
- excellent source of vegan protein
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil*:
- super high in lauric acid
- rich in antioxidants
- contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
- helps to improve metabolism
- improves cholesterol levels
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Flour*:
- highest dietary fiber found in any flour at 58% RDA
- 14% coconut oil
- 19% vegan protein
- helps to promote blood sugar health
5 Fast Facts About Vanilla Bean Powder*:
- high in anti-oxidants
- can help reduce inflammation
- contains small traces of minerals
- 1 tablespoon contains 2 g of fiber
5 Fast Facts About Cloves*:
- 2 teaspoons contain 126.4% DV of manganese
- 2 teaspoons contain 5.6% DV of fiber
- rich in minerals iron and potassium
- contains anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory properties
- helps aid in elimination of fungus, bacteria and parasites
5 Fast Facts About Nutmeg*:
- helps improve concentration
- increases circulation
- good source of copper, potassium, iron and zinc
- high in B-complex vitamins
- contains anti-fungal properties
5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder*:
- super high in anti-oxidants
- promotes cardiovascular health
- contains essential fats
- can help to decrease blood pressure
- contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Tip #1: This recipe will make approximately 50 – 60 truffles.
Tip #2: Make sure the coconut oil is completed melted/liquid before adding to the raw cacao powder. It should be a glossy, creamy texture and thick enough to cover the balls completely.
Tip #3: They will be much easier to remove from your baking pan if you line it with parchment paper.
Tip #4: I used homemade cashew butter to make these using 100% raw cashews.
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