Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Posted November 18, 2014 in healthy eating, Pumpkin, holidays, healthy holidays, Thanksgiving, food, recipe, pumpkin pie pudding, pumpkin pie

Want to enjoy some pumpkin pie without ALL the calories and with lots of good-for-you ingredients?

So do I! Which is why I created a super simple pumpkin pie pudding that tastes just like pumpkin pie. Seriously! This pudding is sooooo good.

This is a chia pudding but I blended all the ingredients first, which makes for a smoother texture. Chia puddings usually have that tapioca texture because chia seeds absorb liquid and get puffy. But when you blend all the ingredients together, you get the pudding-like texture without the chia texture.

Why did I use chia seeds? Well, I'm pretty obsessed with these little seeds. I eat them every day! I put them in my morning oatmeal, sprinkle them on waffles or yogurt and I add them to smoothies. 

Chia seeds are high omega-3 fatty acids, are high in antioxidants and fiber, and contain calcium, magnesium and other nutrients. (Source)

This recipe also contains other good-for-you ingredients like coconut milk and pumpkin!

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

1 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree

2 tbsp. chia seeds

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

2 tbsp. pure maple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until chia seeds are incorporated into mixture.

Place in a container with a lid, and refrigerate for an hour or more. 

Add a dash of pumpkin pie spice for garnish when you serve.

Enjoy!

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