With just a few simple ingredients (including real pumpkin!), this quick and nutritious Pumpkin Chia Pudding takes less than 5 minutes to make and offers healthy fats, plant-based protein, and fibre. Enjoy this healthy fall recipe at breakfast or for a satisfying afternoon snack.

pumpkin chia pudding in a cup

As a Registered Dietitian, chia pudding is one of my favourite healthy breakfast options or meal prep snacks. It’s easy to make, tasty, and chalk-full of good nutrition.

What I also love about chia pudding is how many flavour combinations you can make. From vanilla chia pudding, chocolate chia pudding, mango chia pudding, and now – pumpkin chia pudding!

If you’re a fan of all things pumpkin spice, this is the perfect nourishing fall recipe for you! It’s quick to prepare, requires only simple ingredients, and tastes delicious!

pumpkin chia pudding in a glass with whipped cream

Health Benefits of Pumpkin:

Fun fact: pumpkin is technically a fruit, not a vegetable! From a botanists perspective, fruits are the part of the plant that develops from the flower and bare seeds – which pumpkins do.

Now from a culinary perspective, pumpkins are often considered vegetables because they’re not overly sweet and are prepared most often for savoury dishes like soups and stews.

Regardless of whether you call them a fruit or vegetable, pumpkin is really nutritious! It’s a fantastic source of vitamin A, which supports vision health and may be protective against certain diseases.

Pumpkin is also a source of dietary fibre, which is beneficial for digestion, gut health, and stabilizing blood sugar levels.

two jars of chia pudding with whipped cream on top

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds:

Besides pumpkin, chia seeds are one of the main ingredients in this healthy pumpkin chia pudding recipe. Chia seeds are tiny, but they pack a nutritional punch.

Per 2 tablespoons, chia seeds offer 10% of our daily recommended fibre intake. And as I mentioned, fibre benefits our health in a variety of ways; like keeping digestion running smoothly, stabilizing blood sugars, and keeping you full for longer.

Chia seeds are also a good source of healthy fats, and a source of plant-based protein, iron, and calcium.

pumpkin spice chia pudding ingredients

Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding Ingredients:

Here’s are the ingredients you’ll need to gather in order to make this pumpkin spice chia pudding recipe:

How to Prep and Store Chia Pudding:

Chia pudding is really quick and easy to make, and it sets in the fridge so it makes a great recipe to include in your meal-prep rotation.

To make pumpkin chia pudding, start by whisking pumpkin puree, milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice in a mixing bowl. Then stir in chia seeds.

Once the chia seeds are mixed in and everything is well-combined cover and seal the mixture (either in a bowl or container) and place in the refrigerator to set (minimum of 2 hours, or overnight).

Once the chia pudding is set, you can serve it up with your favourite toppings. I like to add a dollop of whipped cream and an extra sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice!

Store chia pudding in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep well up to 5 days.

Is Chia Pudding Vegan?

Yes! Chia pudding is very easy to make vegan. Just make sure that you are using a plant-based liquid or milk option. All of the other ingredients in this recipe are vegan. This recipe is also gluten-free, too!

pumpkin chia pudding in a glass container

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pumpkin chia pudding in a glass container

Quick & Nutritious Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding

With just a few simple ingredients (including real pumpkin!), this quick and nutritious Pumpkin Chia Pudding takes less than 5 minutes to make and offers healthy fats, plant-based protein, and fibre. Enjoy this healthy fall recipe at breakfast or for a satisfying afternoon snack.
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Ingredients

Instructions 

  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, your milk of choice, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Stir in chia seeds, then cover and refrigerate mixture for a minimum of 2 hours, or overnight.
  • Add toppings (optional) and serve.
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