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Pumpkin Chia Pudding

chia pudding recipe

I’ve become somewhat of a chia pudding fanatic lately. First there was chocolate hazelnut chia pudding, then peanut butter & honey chia pudding and now this pumpkin chia pudding. I just can’t help myself!

Chia is incredibly nutritious, so these puddings are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth and get hefty amounts of fiber, protein and omega-3 fats at the same time.

Pumpkin chia pudding is perfect for a Halloween party (the gelatinous seeds look kind of like eyeballs!) or just enjoyed as a sweet fall snack.

chia pudding recipe

chia pudding recipe

Pumpkin Chia Pudding
Prep time
Serves: 2 servings
  • ⅓ cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup milk or almond milk
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, sugar and spices.
  2. Stir in the milk or almond milk.
  3. Stir in the chia seeds, then let mixture sit in the fridge for 1 hour or until thickened to a pudding consistency. (You can leave overnight).
  4. Serve chilled.

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  • Katryna
    October 29, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    This is such a unique way to eat chia seeds! I love pumpkin and chia seeds, so I am definitely excited to try out this recipe. I’m also going to try it out with some chocolate peanut butter and possibly try to make a vanilla pudding. I would probably taste just like tapioca vanilla flavored.

  • Amelia
    October 30, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Great idea, Katryna.

  • Corina Rahmig
    November 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I tried this out last night (made the night before). It was amazing! Great recipe!

  • Janette Redd Williams
    November 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I tried this with store-bought egg nog (Horizon organic low fat). It was okay. I put an almond and a sprinkle of nutmeg on top to make it prettier. It was the first time I’d eaten chia seeds, so it was a new texture for me. I might get to like it, but who knows?

  • Brianna
    November 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Just happened to have all of these ingredients, and some extra pumpkin left over from a different recipe, so I spontaneously made this! Looking forward to a tasty dessert for lunch tomorrow!

  • Amelia
    November 6, 2013 at 7:39 am

    So glad, Brianna!

  • Amelia
    November 6, 2013 at 7:40 am

    I love the idea of using eggnog. You’re right – the texture of chia is an acquired taste and not for everyone…

  • Amelia
    November 6, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Glad you liked it, Corina!

  • Susan
    October 4, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I made this last night and had it for breakfast this morning — so yummy! I usually have a chai-flavored chia pudding for breakfast but this was a nice fall change, and the perfect consistency. The only change I made was to add a pinch of sea salt. šŸ™‚

    I’m a big fan of your site — thanks for what you do!

  • Susan
    October 4, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Oops, forgot to rate… šŸ˜‰

  • Amelia Winslow
    October 5, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you so much, Susan. Your words mean a lot to me and keep me motivated to continue blogging!
    I’m so glad you liked the pudding – adding sea salt sounds fabulous!

  • Julie
    November 2, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Yum!!! My preschoolers and I loved this.

  • Amelia Winslow
    November 8, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Yay! So glad. I made it with coconut milk recently and it made it even creamier.

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