Enjoy the taste of delicious pumpkin pie without all the work. It takes less than five minutes to prepare gluten free low carb pumpkin pie chia pudding!
I hate to be overloading you with pumpkin recipes this early in the season. I mean it isn’t officially Fall for a couple of days. September 22, 2015, at 4:44 pm EDT is when fall actually starts if you want to be exact and all.
I am an engineer by degree and profession so I am aware of the technical details. The weather here in Connecticut has been in the mid 80s so it still feels like summer, but the leaves on the trees have started to change color and are falling in the wind.
I usually buy a few pumpkins for decorating around the house. But, I have not yet purchased my usual September pumpkins even though I’m seeing them sold everywhere I go.
There is a part of me that doesn’t want to let go of the carefree days of summer. I’m feeling this way even though the older kids have already been away at college for a few weeks.
Although I’m not quite ready for the cooler weather, I am all about the food flavors of Fall. And, pumpkin just happens to be my favorite.
When I made the cranberry pumpkin muffins last week, the recipe only used one cup of pureed pumpkin. An average can of pumpkin puree contains about 1 and 3/4 cups.
I needed to find a use for remaining pumpkin puree from the previous recipe. And, that’s how this pumpkin pie chia pudding recipe came to be!
Now I could have altered the muffin recipe to use a whole can of pumpkin puree and freeze the extra muffins just like I did with a coconut flour bread recipe. Maybe I was just being lazy or my freezer already has too many frozen low carb treat leftovers.
Well, in any case, I’m really glad I had that leftover pumpkin puree. Without it, I wouldn’t have created this super yummy low carb pumpkin chia pudding.
It tastes just like a pumpkin pie. And, the best part is that it takes less than five minutes to prepare and there is no baking!
You literally just dump all the ingredients into the bowl and combine. Then, you need to let the mix sit in the refrigerator where the chia seeds will do their magic.
After sitting in the refrigerator for a few hours, you have yourself some healthy and delicious pumpkin pie chia pudding! And, it’s a terrific low carb treat!
This pudding is a treat that you can enjoy for breakfast without feeling guilty. It also makes a terrific snack or dessert.
I like adding a little homemade sugar free whipped cream on top. You will want to have this ridiculously easy recipe in your back pocket for those times when you have leftover pumpkin puree. Or, make it when you crave pumpkin pie and just don’t have the time to bake.
Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding
- 1 1/2 cup coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 12 drops SweetLeaf stevia drops or 3 tablespoons Swerve
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger allspice also works
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
Whisk together milk, pumpkin, vanilla, and spices.
Stir in chia seeds.
Allow to chill in refrigerator for a couple hours or overnight.
Makes 4 servings
Nutrition per serving: 3g net carbs, 3g erythritol