October is here and I am happy! October is my favorite month because I love fall, halloween, and everything pumpkin spice flavored/scented. To celebrate the start of fall, yesterday I made raw vegan pumpkin spice almond treats. These almond treats have all the sweet flavors of fall and are full of healthy fats, fiber, and vitamin E. I made this and ate 2 for breakfast along with pumpkin spice banana nicecream (frozen bananas, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice flavors) but you can eat them as is for a snack or dessert.
Pumpkin Spice Almond Treats
- 10 pitted, medjool dates
- 1 cup raw almonds
- ½ tsp. ground vanilla bean or vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp. cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp. nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp. cloves
- ⅛ tsp. ginger
- optional- you can also add 1 tbsp. pumpkin spice "butter" spread from Trader Joe's (its vegan!) and adds a bit more sweetness
- Add all ingredients to a food processor, and process until the mixture is sticky and moldable
- Mold into balls, bars, or squares and enjoy or refrigerate. These treats taste best at room temperature, so when you're ready to enjoy them, take them out of the fridge 30 minutes-1 hour before.
P.S.- to make the pumpkin spice nicecream, see my earlier post on "the best vegan breakfast" and combine frozen bananas and canned pumpkin puree in a food processsor. Add the spice mixture above (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger) and enjoy.