You didn’t think I’d let pumpkin season go by without doing a low-carb/keto Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding did ya?! Anytime I can incorporate pumpkin into a fall recipe, I’m there! This chia recipe requires no cooking, a little stirring and less than 1 minute minus the refrigeration time of course! The end result is a low carb healthy dessert that has all the pumpkin pie flavors you love in one bite!
For those that aren’t familiar with chia seeds, they just might be the perfect low-carb/keto food! They deliver massive amounts of nutrients and antioxidants, not to mention it’s all fiber which keeps you regular if you know what I mean. Two tablespoons of Chia seeds contain 8g of carbs and 8g of fiber equaling 0 net carbs! What can be better than that? Now combine that with the health benefits that pumpkin delivers and you have yourself a super dessert!
If you’re new to the low-carb/keto lifestyle, you might be asking yourself, is pumpkin low in carbs? Well, I’m here to tell you that pumpkin, without any additives, is in fact low in carbs and can definitely be incorporated into your diet as long you’re not eating large amounts. But of course, that goes with anything you’re eating. For reference, 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin contains 6g net carbs, so this dessert containing only 1 tablespoon of pumpkin is roughly less than 1g of net carbs.
Pumpkins are also packed with vitamins, minerals and are also a great source of beta-carotene (vitamin A). Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that may protect your cells against free radicals and has been linked to strong eyesight. Pumpkins are also nutrient dense while being low in calories which can help with weight loss by making you feel fuller for a longer time.
So if you’re on the lookout for a delicious and healthy low-carb/keto treat that has all the wonderful flavors of pumpkin pie, do yourself a favor and make this Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding!
Just a note that we’ve learned along the way! If your chia seeds are a bit old, they may not absorb the liquid as well resulting in a slightly runnier pudding. Just add less liquid if this happens.
Also if you’re not familiar with chia pudding, it’s more a gel consistency and not like jello or custard. If you prefer a thicker consistency, use less almond milk or increase the amount of chia seeds!
Now, let’s get cooking!Prepping Time 1M
Cooling Time 3H
Total Time 3H1M
Net Carb/Serv ~2g
1) Gather all the ingredients.
2) Add all ingredients in desired dish and whisk or stir until well combined. Note – For more firmer pudding use less almond/coconut milk.
3) Place in refrigerator for approximately 3 hours. Note – you can optional give the pudding a good stir about 30 minutes into the refrigeration process to prevent clumping.
Chia Seed pudding can be stored in the refrigerator covered for up to 5 days.
Hope you enjoy your low-carb/keto Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding!
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Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding
- 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 2 tbsp Monkfruit Swerve or Sweetener of Choice
- 1 tbsp Canned Pumpkin Puree
- 1 tbsp Coconut Cream
- 1/4 tsp Pumpkin Spice
- 1/2 Cup Almond or Coconut Milk
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Add all ingredients in desired dish and whisk or stir until well combined. Note - For more firmer pudding use less almond/coconut milk.
- Place in refrigerator for approximately 3 hours. Note - you can optional give the pudding a good stir about 30 minutes into the refrigeration process to prevent clumping.
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