5min Richly Delightful Pumpkin Peanut Butter Truffles [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

OK guys, it’s official!

We’re going to have pumpkin deliciousness all over I Nourish Gently this season. Because, seriously – who could get enough of the pumpkin’s rich, filling, soothing flavor that brings so much coziness and joy into our days?

Besides, I’m all about eating food that’s in season. If you think about it, nature puts everything in such an amazing harmony and order, giving us the fruit and veggies our body needs in exactly the right time of the year.

Fall is the time when we most need warm, satisfying comfort food like the pumpkin!

Other warming fall recipes you’ll LOVE:

Creamed Spinach Pizza

Luscious White Sauce Vegan Lasagna

Sweet Potato Caramel Muffins

I have to admit, I mostly use pumpkin for my sugar-free vegan desserts in the colder months, and as the first pumpkins come out, I start storing this orange fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) in my fridge to always have it at close reach when I feel the craving for something seriously comforting, yet healthy.

You can read more about the amazing healthy qualities of the pumpkin

in my Melts-in-your-mouth 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Fudge.

And what about the other main ingredient in this recipe? I seriously doubt there are many people, who don’t ADORE peanut butter. Actually, peanut butter is on my special list of ‘all or nothing’ foods, so I really need to be careful when buying, because often it’s gone BEFORE I’m even able to make the recipe! (and I need to go get another one)…

penut butter blueberry toastActually, peanut butter can be extremely healthy when used in moderation.

The first and most important positive qualities of peanut butter is its effectiveness in the fight against a number of heart diseases. That is why nutritionists recommend its regular consumption in moderation. If you add peanut butter to your breakfast between 3 and 4 times a week, you reduce the risk of heart attack by about 50%! Can you believe this? Here are some other health advantages to eating peanut butter:

– Lowering the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood

– Reduction of the inflammatory processes in the body

– Strengthening of the blood vessels around the heart

The ingredient resveratrol contained in peanut butter is a natural plant-based antibiotic, which  successfully fights bacteria and fungi. It also helps in the fight against:

Cancer and aging

– A number of viruses

– Problems with the nervous system

Avoid ‘regular’ peanut butter sold in supermarkets, because it usually contains harmful toxins. Instead, choose bio and organic products with guaranteed origin or prepare your own peanut butter.

Now, time for the

Richly Delightful Pumpkin Peanut Butter Truffles

See the recipe on the next page