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vegan chocolate pumpkin protein balls on a white wood surface

Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Balls {grain-free, gluten-free}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 20 balls 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Easy vegan chocolate pumpkin protein balls that are grain-free (made w/ coconut flour), gluten-free, no-bake, Paleo & only 45 calories each!


  • 1/2 cup pepitas (green pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup packed pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup chocolate or vanilla protein powder of choice
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour

Optional suggested coatings: finely chopped pepitas, unsweetened cocoa powder, finely chipped unsweetened coconut


  1. In a food processor, process the pepitas until finely chopped. Add the pumpkin and dates. Process until mixture is a smooth, thick puree.
  2. Add the protein powder and cocoa powder to the food processor; process, using ON/OFF pulses, until mixture is blended.
  3. Add the coconut flour, a few tablespoons at a time, until mixture comes together into a cohesive dough (the amount of coconut flour will vary slightly according the type of protein powder used). If the mixture becomes too dry, add a bit more pumpkin puree.
  4. Roll the mixture into 20 balls. Roll balls in optional coatings, if desired, or leave uncoated.


Storage: Store the protein balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or the freezer for up to 3 months.

  • Category: Energy Balls
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 45
  • Sugar: 2.2 g
  • Sodium: 39 mg
  • Fat: 1.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.3 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vegan grain-free protein balls, chocolate pumpkin protein balls, grain-free, vegan, gluten-free, 6 ingredients, easy, Paleo, coconut flour

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