Healthy Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding takes the flavors of your favorite holiday dessert and turns it into a gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and Whole30 approved healthy snack!
It is officially fall in Austin!! The weather has changed and now it’s cool in the morning and evenings and mid 80s and sunny during the day. Just about perfect for doing everything! I feel like I’m back in San Diego, minus the whole ocean thing. I even did my long run last week right in the middle of the day and wasn’t drenched in sweat. If it could stay like this for the next few months that would be amazing!
Since it’s October and all, it is time for some pumpkin recipes! I think every year people start posting pumpkin recipes earlier and earlier. I know once September hits people freak out for pumpkin spice lattes. I like to enjoy the end of the summer and slowly ease into fall. But once October hits, I’m fully ready to embrace all things pumpkin and fall. Get ready for some more pumpkin and fall recipes coming your way!
And that is where this recipe comes in. This healthy pumpkin pie chia pudding legit tastes like the inside of a pumpkin pie! Whenever I am making new recipes I usually have Michael taste test them. When he tasted this one he said it tastes like pumpkin pie without even knowing what it was supposed to be. Except this version is a lot better for you!
Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding
The base is only a handful of ingredients plus some spices to give it the pumpkin pie flavor. It’s loaded with:
- pumpkin puree
- almond milk
The beauty of the recipe is you pretty much toast the pecans and then blend everything up (except the chia seeds). Add it to a large bowl, stir in the chia seeds, and refrigerate until the liquid is absorbed.
It’s gluten free, grain free, dairy free, vegan, paleo, and Whole30 friendly! This pudding provides a good balance of healthy fats, carbs, protein, and sweetness without any added sweeteners too. I like to enjoy it for breakfast, a pre-workout snack, or after dinner as a healthy dessert. It makes for an easy meal prep and feel free to double the recipe to have some on hand all week!
If pumpkin is your thing (I mean who doesn’t like it), try these other fall favorites:
Head on over to Ellie’s blog Hungry by Nature to find the recipe for this pumpkin pie chia pudding!
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This post was updated in 2018 with new/edited photography!
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