Don't let the name of this intimidate you, this Pumpkin Spice Chia Seed Pudding is ridiculously simple to make, extremely healthy and crazy delicious!
I feel like this delicious dessert has a bad rap. When I mention "chia seed pudding" to people they seem scared or maybe even turned off.
When you put these little cheeds into a liquid, they gelatinize into a pudding like substance. It's amazing and healthy.
And packed with protein, fiber an antioxidants. Doesn't that sound amazing?
Keep an open mind, people!
Why You Should Make This Pumpkin Spice Chia Seed Pudding
As most of you know, I am all about make-ahead breakfasts, snacks, dinners etc and this is a perfect example of that. I will make 4 or 5 of these and keep them in my refrigerator for breakfast on a busy morning or for after dinner when a sweet craving hits.
It's so important to be prepared (especially when there are bags of candy still leftover for Halloween!) Honestly, being prepared is about 95% of the battle of keeping on track.
It will always be easier to make healthy choices when you have healthy options available. Case closed.
I've made this will chopped pecans on top and the last time I added my candied pecans and mixed them in. SOOOOOO delicious!
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Basic Chia Pudding from Eating Bird Food
Pumpkin Spice Chia Seed Pudding
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1-2 tablespoons 100% maple syrup depending on how sweet you want it
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- chopped pecans or candied pecans for topping
- In a medium bowl, mix together pumpkin and milk until pumpkin is combined.
- Add remaining ingredients. Mix well.
- Place in refrigerator for at least an hour until pudding thickens. (I like to leave it overnight)
- Spoon into bowls and enjoy!