Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding will remind you of all the amazing flavors of the pumpkin spice latte. You just need 5 minutes to make this easy and delicious no-cook breakfast recipe. It is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and can be made vegan too. Try it!
About This Recipe
Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding is a healthy and delicious breakfast or dessert recipe made using real pumpkin, milk, chia seeds, and pumpkin pie spice.
This quick, no-cook recipe has a mousse-like consistency and comes together in just 5 minutes. It is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free, and can be made vegan or dairy-free as well.
The recipe to make this Pumpkin Spice Latte Chia Pudding is inspired by my Pumpkin Chai Latte recipe. Serve it for a healthy fall or thanksgiving breakfast, snack or dessert.
You can meal prep it too. Double or triple the recipe and transfer in individual covered mason jars and refrigerate for up to 4-5 days. Just grab one jar and you can have it on-the-go.
Chia Seeds are the star ingredient of this recipe. If you do not like their texture, blend the pudding in a blender before chilling.
Pumpkin Puree – Make it at home using my homemade pumpkin puree recipe or buy a can.
You can replace pumpkin puree with butternut squash or sweet potato puree too.
Pumpkin Pie Spice – Make it at home using my pumpkin pie spice recipe or buy a bottle.
Milk – I like to use whole milk to make this pudding as it makes it super creamy. However, you can use skim, low-fat or plant-based milk too.
Maple Syrup – Sweeten the pudding with maple syrup. You can also use honey or agave nectar.
Vanilla Extract – Adds a subtle sweetness with a hint of beautiful aroma.
Pumpkin Health Benefits
Pumpkin has many health benefits and this recipe is a great way to include this humble vegetable in your diet.
It is extremely rich in Vitamin A, great for eyes and skin health.
Pumpkin also has high antioxidant properties, which means it provides you with a safeguard from many chronic diseases.
Along with Vitamin A, it’s rich in Vitamin C which increases immunity.
It is low in calories and high in fibers promotes weight loss by keeping you full for longer.
Chia Seeds Health Benefits
Chia seeds are high in antioxidants, proteins, and fibers.
They decrease the risk of a certain type of cancer and promote weight loss. They are extremely high in omega 3 fatty acids and can reduce blood sugar levels.
Chia seeds improve your heart and bone health and even fight bacteria which can reduce chronic inflammation.
How To Make Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk to combine 1 cup milk, ½ cup pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoon maple syrup.
Add ¼ cup chia seeds to the bowl and mix again to incorporate the seeds.
Cover the bowl with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.
Top with whipped cream, fresh fruits, chopped nuts, or a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Serve chilled!
Frequently Asked Questions
To make this pudding vegan, replace regular milk with any plant-based milk. All the other ingredients are vegan-friendly.
It is a light, fluffy and healthy pudding that can be served for your fall breakfast, snack, or a guilt-free dessert.
Top the pumpkin spice latte chia seed pudding with your favorite fruits, nut butter, toasted and chopped nuts, seeds, whipped cream, or a sprinkle of cinnamon powder.
Freezing the pudding into popsicles and enjoying it on a hot day is also a great idea! It can be a healthy treat for your guests as well.
It will last for 4-5 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Do not freeze it as the texture will change once thawed.
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Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk to combine milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
- Add chia seeds to the bowl and mix again to incorporate the seeds.
- Cover the bowl with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.
- Top with whipped cream, fresh fruits, chopped nuts, or a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Serve chilled!