Not only is this Healthy Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding recipe filled with delicious fall flavor, it’s also loaded with antioxidants and fiber, and is gluten- and dairy-free. Go ahead and indulge!
I did something good.
Something really really good.
So good it caught me by surprise.
Like when a dog toots and scares itself because it’s not quite sure where it came from. “Did I do that? Was it me!?”
OK but enough about dog toots because I certainly don’t want to crush your appetite.
Why the surprise?
Well I was hoping this Healthy Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding would turn out pretty yummy but I had no clue it would turn out THIS yummy.
It’s eat-the-entire-batch good, and if you feel so inclined well go right on ahead — it’s filled with vitamin A as well as fiber and healthy fats to balance out the natural sugars (i.e. no inflammatory, unhealthy blood sugar spike that’s going to kickstart cravings or leave you “hangry” a few hours later!).
The cherry on top?
It could not be easier to make! Such a delicious treat and no baking (or unhealthy ingredients) required 🙂
- 5 tbs organic chia seed
- 1/2 cup full-fat canned coconut milk (melted*)
- 1 cup organic pumpkin puree
- 2 tsp organic pumpkin spice
- 1 tbs pure maple syrup (not the high fructose corn syrup with maple flavoring, I beg you!)
- Totally optional: I added a bit of coconut cream (from full-fat canned coconut milk) to the top, mostly just to make it look prettier! (Chia pudding is never all that pretty!)
*Since coconut oil has a melting point of around 75ºF, your coconut milk may be solid if you keep your house cool. To melt the coconut milk, simply place the unopened can outside in the sun or in a bowl of warm water for 10-15 minutes. Give the can a shake before opening it to make sure it’s melted!
Combine the coconut milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and maple syrup in a large mason jar. Secure the lid on the jar and give it a good shake. Add the chia seeds and shake again.
Place the pudding in the refrigerator to set (it takes a few minutes for chia seeds to absorb liquid and gel) for at least 10 minutes before giving the jar another shake and serving.
Serve (or just eat straight from the jar because it’s THAT GOOD) and enjoy!
Happy Fall, my friends!