Pumpkin No Bake Energy Bites

Of all the recipe posts on Gimme Some Oven, my #1 most viewed post ever (thanks to you all and Pinterest) continues to be these No-Bake Energy Bites. And for good reason! These little guys continue to be one of my personal favorites, as well as one of the most requested snacks by my friends and family. And I love recipes like this that can double as breakfasts, snacks or even a quick dessert!

So for a fun twist this autumn, thought that it would be fun to celebrate the season and make some Pumpkin No Bake Energy Bites! I was so excited to try these, and after throwing in a little of this and a little of that, was thrilled with the results. These little bites remind me a lot of my favorite fruit and nut bars. But the best part is that they are super easy to make homemade, packed with protein and ingredients you can feel good about, they are vegetarian and vegan (if you swap some agave for honey), and of course…they are delicious!

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“Medley” Muffins

Do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man? Actually, I do! His name is Steve. :)

He happens to be my good friend, a brilliant physical therapy professor, and the baker of his famous “medley” muffins.

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Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Apricots and White Chocolate

A few months ago, in an apparent moment of indifference about my forever-overflowing email inbox at work, I subscribed to Martha Stewart’s “Cookie-of-the-Day” email. And sure enough, every day since I’ve received a lovely recipe and picture (the far more persuasive of the two for me!) of creative recipes begging to be cooked. I have to hand it to her — the woman knows her cookies. :)

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