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Pumpkin Spice Chia Seed Pudding

The Ultimate Pumpkin Spice Chia Seed Pudding: A Healthy Treat for All Seasons

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Dive into a nutritious, vegan dessert with our Pumpkin Spice Chia Seed Pudding. Packed with superfoods, it’s the perfect blend of health and autumn flavors!

This Pumpkin Spice Chia Seed Pudding is the perfect Fall “dessert for breakfast” recipe. It is nice and sweet but still good for you, lightly spiced with Pumpkin Spice. You can whip it up the night before and prepare it for the next day. Chia seeds are a great source of protein, fiber, and amino acids – one of the best superfoods!

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Autumn brings with it a plethora of delightful flavors, one of which that stands out is the timeless pumpkin spice. While we all love a classic pumpkin spice latte, there are numerous ways to enjoy this delightful flavor. And today, I’m introducing you to a healthy, luxurious, and utterly delightful dessert – the Pumpkin Spice Chia Seed Pudding!

Who Is This Recipe For?

This treat is for all the health enthusiasts who don’t want to compromise on taste. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and packed with essential nutrients from chia seeds, pumpkin puree, and the varied toppings. Whether you’re a fitness guru, a busy mom looking for a quick and nutritious snack, or just someone who loves trying new and exciting flavors, this pudding will win you over!

Why You’ll Love This Pudding:

  • Healthful Indulgence: Chia seeds are a superfood, known for their rich omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein content.
  • Quick & Easy: With just a few ingredients and minimal preparation time, you can whip up this pudding in no time.
  • Customizable: You can play around with toppings based on your preference or what’s available in your pantry.

Ingredients & Directions

Chia Pudding:

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • Stevia or raw honey (as per your taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • Pink Himalayan salt, to taste

Toppings:

  • Goji berries
  • Pecans
  • Coconut shavings
  • Bee pollen
  • Hemp seeds
  • Pine nuts

Preparation:

  1. Mixing: In a bowl, combine the coconut milk, pumpkin puree, chia seeds, pumpkin spice, your chosen sweetener, and sea salt. Whisk everything vigorously for about a minute.
  2. First Refrigeration: Once mixed, place the bowl in the fridge for approximately 20 minutes.
  3. Second Whisk: After 20 minutes, take out the mixture and whisk again with energy. This step ensures the chia seeds distribute evenly and don’t clump together.
  4. Final Set: Return the mixture to the fridge and let it set for 2 hours or longer until it reaches a pudding-like consistency.
  5. Serve & Enjoy: Once set, pour the pudding into a serving bowl and sprinkle with your favorite toppings. Dive in!

Notes:

  • Consistency Matters: The whisking step is crucial. If you skip the second whisk, you might have clumpy pudding. However, one vigorous whisk might suffice if you’re pressed for time.
  • Adjust to Your Liking: If you find your pudding too thick, feel free to add a splash of almond milk or water to adjust its consistency.

FAQ

Q: Can I use a different milk substitute?
A: Absolutely! While this recipe uses coconut milk, feel free to substitute with almond, oat, or any other plant-based milk you choose.

Q: I don’t have pumpkin spice. Can I make my own?
A: Yes, you can make your own blend with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

Q: How do I store leftovers?
A: Store any leftover pudding in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Remember to give it a good stir before eating.

Kitchen Equipment Needed:

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Serving bowl

Serving Suggestions:

This pudding pairs beautifully with a hot cup of herbal tea, especially chamomile or rooibos. If you’re in the mood for a more substantial breakfast, enjoy it alongside a smoothie, avocado with salmon toast, or a plate of fresh fruits.

Let’s Wrap It Up!

Pumpkin Spice Chia Seed Pudding is more than just a treat; it’s a healthful indulgence. Perfect for those cozy autumn mornings or when you need a quick, nutritious snack. And, if you love this recipe as much as I do, don’t keep it to yourself!

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[mv_create key=”3″ title=”Pumpkin Spice Chia Seed Pudding” type=”recipe”]This recipe was first published in September 2013 and updated by our editors in September 2023.

Hi, I’m Valerie!

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