Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding (gluten free, grain free, dairy free, vegan friendly and paleo) - recipe by Nourish Everyday

Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding

Delicious dairy free and gluten free pumpkin spice chia pudding made with real pumpkin puree, pure and natural. An easy healthy breakfast or snack you can make in advance.
Course Breakfast
Categories dairy free, egg free, gluten free, grain free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 2 puddings

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups pumpkin peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (full fat canned coconut milk)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp rice malt syrup or other sweetener of choice - OPTIONAL
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp chia seeds
  • toppings of choice

Instructions

  1. Steam pumpkin until soft (about 10 minutes depending how big it has been cut) and then allow to cool.
  2. Place pumpkin, coconut milk, water, vanilla, ground spices and rice malt syrup (if using) in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  3. Transfer mixture to a bowl or container, and stir through the chia seeds.
  4. Cover and leave in the fridge to set overnight (or for a few hours at least). The chia seeds will swell up and absorb the liquid, so you will be left with a delicious pudding.
  5. Serve with toppings of choice. To keep it low sugar, try toppings like full fat unsweetened natural yoghurt or coconut yoghurt, cacao nibs, nuts and/or seeds.

Recipe Notes

*If you want to make a more rich, creamy pudding you can use more coconut milk instead of a full cup of water e.g. do 3/4 coconut milk + 3/4 cup water, or you could add some other kind of milk instead of water, also e.g. almond milk.