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Last Minute Pumpkin Bites!

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Last Minute Pumpkin Bites!

Last Minute Pumpkin Bites!

Thanksgiving is sneaking up and you need to bring a dish to the festivities!. If you are itching for a quick, versatile pumpkin recipe, this one is for you. Perfect to bring to parties and dinners doubling as both an appetizer and dessert, you’ll wow your friends with its taste. Bonus, it’s healthy!

What You’ll Need

  • A Food Processor
  • Medjool Dates (2 cups)
  • Walnuts or Pecans (2 cups)
  • Pumpkin Pie Puree (3/4 can)
  • Shredded coconut (1/2 cup)
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice (to your liking)
  • Vanilla extract (4 teaspoons)

Why You’ll Want Them

Simply put they are all real-food, whole ingredients! Nothing artificial, not a thing that is not nourishing to your body. The fact that they taste great is a bonus!


Soak the medjool dates and remove the pits. Pat dry and place in a food processor. Add your walnuts (or pecans) and turn on food processor to pulse. Then add in each ingredient one at a time and pulse to combine. (tip: save some coconut and roll your mixture in it to form a coating if desired).

Place parchment paper on a baking  sheet or dish. Roll your mixture into little balls and place on the parchment sheet. Place your pumpkin bites in the freezer to set for at least 30 minutes.

Thanksgiving is not the time to deprive yourself but you also don’t have to go overboard. Why not top off your meal with a nourishing, nutrient-dense dessert that tastes incredibly rich?




Be well,






If you like this recipe and are interested in others, check out my Seasonal Nourishing Menu.




Janelle is a Certified Health Coach helping women get nourished from the inside out with food and wellness tips that work. Janelle is based north of Boston but helps clients nationwide via phone, skype, and online programs. Janelle helps busy women restore health naturally for increased mental clarity, improved sleep, better digestion, management of autoimmune issues and natural weight loss. Janelle graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and teaches Nutrition courses at the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts. Her education and experience has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Her signature Nourish 21 online program is a crash course in nutrition that helps folks navigate through all of the contradictory nutritional information available while teaching the overlapping truths. To learn more about her work and her available programs please visit




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