Recipe: Pumpkin cranberry oat bites

These tasty little treats are perfect to snack on. The oats provide fibre which reduces your “bad” cholesterol and pumpkin is filled with natural cancer fighters alpha- and beta- carotene.



2 cups rolled oats

¾ cup cooked pumpkin (mashed)

½ cup roasted slivered almonds

½ cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds

¼ cup maple syrup

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

½ teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground cloves



Preheat oven to 180° c

Line a baking tray with foil and spread oats evenly across tray

Toast until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes

In a large bowl, mix oats, pumpkin almonds, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, maple syrup, spices and oil

Form into balls and arrange on baking tray

Bake 15-18 minutes until lightly browned