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If you enjoyed my keto chia seed pudding, you’ll love this easy pumpkin chia seed pudding recipe. It’s perfect for busy people who want a healthy breakfast without spending too much time in the kitchen. This pudding is also low in carbs and has a keto option, making it suitable for low-carb and keto dieters. You can also store it in the fridge for almost a week and only serve what you need every morning. Learn how to make pumpkin pie chia seed pudding with only 6 ingredients!
Why Make Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding
- Low-carb and keto option: For starters, pumpkins and chia seeds are low-carb. If you substitute regular sugar with a keto sweetener, you’ll have a pumpkin chia seed pudding keto version.
- Great for meal-prepping: This recipe is simple and easy. You can make more than one serving of the pudding and store it in the fridge for about five days.
- Easy to make: My overnight pumpkin chia seed pudding recipe uses just six ingredients and two simple steps.
- Black chia seeds
- Almond milk: I prefer to make my chia seed pudding with almond milk, but you can use any dairy-free milk that you prefer. For example, you can make chia seed pudding with coconut milk.
- Powdered sugar: Use powdered sugar because it mixes better than granular, achieving a smooth mixture consistency faster. As mentioned, using an all-natural sugar substitute like the one linked in the recipe card below will help keep the carbs low and make it keto-friendly.
- Unsweetened pumpkin puree: Unsweetened pumpkin will work for keto, unlike pumpkin pie filling.
- Pumpkin pie spice: For extra flavoring
- Vanilla extract
How to Cook Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding
My pumpkin chia seed pudding recipe is simplified into two steps:
- Add the ingredients to a jar or blender.
- Mix or blend to incorporate and sit in the refrigerator overnight. Top with whipped cream & pumpkin spice, and cinnamon stick.
Top Cooking Tips & FAQs
- Use powdered sugar, not granular: You’ll use less time and energy to incorporate powdered sugar into the mixture than you would with granular.
- Add unsweetened almond milk and pumpkin puree to make a keto pudding variation.
- Substitute almond milk with a pumpkin-flavored protein shake for a protein version
According to Healthline, chia seed pudding will benefit you by: improving digestion and keeping you full for longer, thanks to the high fiber content; supplying minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants to your body; and it may help in boosting your heart function and regulating blood sugar levels.
Absolutely. However, excess dry chia seeds can cause constipation and other stomach issues.
A chia seed pudding can last 4-5 days in the fridge.
Soak the chia seeds for several hours, preferably overnight.
Soaking the chia seeds is advisable to eliminate digestion inhibitors. You’ll also extract maximum nutrients from soaked chia seeds.
When soaked in a liquid, chia seeds become slimy due to the high content of mucilage, a soluble fiber.
If your chia seeds are still liquidy after several hours, you used either too much liquid or too little chia seeds. It’s also possible that you added stale chia seeds instead of fresh ones.
One reason your chia seed pudding doesn’t set is that you don’t stir well to break any seed clumps. Adding the dry ingredients before the liquid and whisking as you go helps prevent clamping and facilitate setting.
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Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding
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- Add the ingredients to a jar or blender.
- Mix or blend to incorporate.
- Sit in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, but overnight works best.
- Optional: Top with sugar-free whipped cream and more pumpkin spice
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!