5 Minute PROTEIN Pumpkin Cheesecake Balls Recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Protein Balls Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

As soon as fall hits I’m ready for pumpkin everything! This brings us into our first pumpkin recipe of the year. These Pumpkin Cheesecake Balls are packed with fiber and only take around 5 minutes to make to let’s jump right into them.

For this one all you need is a bowl and then 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree, 8 ounces of cream cheese (whether you use full fat, reduced fat, or fat free is up to you), 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 scoops of vanilla or chocolate protein powder, 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of coconut flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, 1 tablespoon of a sweetener, and 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil.

Mix all of those up with a hand mixer until your mix is smooth, it should be pretty thick. Fold in anything else you want into your future cheese balls like crushed up pecans, chocolate chips, and so on.

To shape your pumpkin cheesecake balls grab some of your mix, roll it around, and repeat. If you keep your hands damp, nothing will stick to them! You can optionally roll them around in some crushed up graham crackers too if you can afford the carbs.

Once your mix is gone throw them in the fridge for around an hour and they’ll harden up! If you can’t wait an hour, don’t worry…they’ll still be delicious!


There’s pumpkin pie, pumpkin pizza (WHY?), pumpkin stew, these pumpkin cheese balls, pretty much pumpkin everything. My question to you guys is, what’s your favorite thing to put pumpkin in or on? Let me know in the comments below! Aside from this recipe of course, I love mixing it into some protein oatmeal or using it in my protein pancakes!

Try out our Peanut Butter Pretzel Protein Balls next!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Protein Balls Recipe
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5 Minute PROTEIN Pumpkin Cheesecake Balls

We're back with PROTEIN BALLS…seasonal edition! These Pumpkin Cheesecake Balls are not just delicious and easy to make but come PACKED with fiber!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake balls, energy balls, no bake balls, protein balls, whey balls
Servings: 10
Calories: 81kcal
Cost: $4.25


  • ½ Cup Pumpkin Puree 122g
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese 240g (Fat Free, Reduced Fat, or Full Fat is up to you)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Scoops Protein Powder or 60g Nature’s Way Hemp Cold Milled Powder
  • 4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder 20g
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour 15g
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweetener I like Erythritol
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil 13g
  • Pecans *Optional *Optional
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs *Optional


  • Add all of your ingredients into a bowl
  • Mix everything together until smooth
  • Fold in your Pecans or anything else you’re adding
  • Shape your balls and optionally roll them around in your Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • Place them in the fridge for 1 hour



Add in or roll them around in whatever you’re craving at the time!
Damp hands = no sticky hands (hint: when shaping)!
Want vanilla pumpkin balls? Subtract the cocoa powder and add another teaspoon of vanilla extract!
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 816
  • Fat: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 1204mg
  • Carbs: 90g (Net Carbs: 52g)
  • Fiber: 38g
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Protein: 60g
Calories in each ball (if you make 10):
  • Calories: 81
  • Fat: 2.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4g
  • Sodium: 120.4mg
  • Carbs: 9g (Net Carbs: 5.2g)
  • Fiber: 3.8g
  • Sugar: 1.9g
  • Protein: 6g


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Sodium: 120.4mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 1.9g
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The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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