Pumpkin Chia Pudding – Gluten-Free Mason Jar Snack

As I keep baking and cooking all my favorite fall recipes, I have to share this one with you. My Pumpkin pudding is so velvety and creamy. It’s a pretty sweet dessert that can also double as a delightful breakfast too. Plus the chia seeds make this pudding packed with nutrients and vitamins.

Pumpkin Chia Pudding Recipe

Pumpkin Chia Pudding

My pumpkin chia pudding recipe is made from scratch. No boxed pudding mixes to be seen! I created a gluten-free recipe with absolutely no flour of any kind. Plus, it’s super simple to make because there isn’t any cooking required.

Yup!

No cooking. At all. Talk about simple! The entire recipe is at the bottom of the post.

Be sure to pin this post to Pinterest so you can have the recipe whenever you want. Or, share it on Facebook so your friends can make some too!

Pumpkin Chia Pudding Shopping List

Are you ready to whip up some pumpkin chia pudding? Before you get started, here is what you’ll need from the store.

  • Almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Pumpkin spice (you can also make your own)
  • Vanilla

Here’s a shopping tip! If you buy your Chia seeds in bulk, you can save a lot of money.

Other Items You May Also Need

Here are a few things that you might need to make this pudding.

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

I love finding new ways to cook pumpkin because there are so many health benefits to it. Here are some of my favorites (and an excuse to keep cooking with it!)

Weight Benefits

Since pumpkin is so high in fiber, it makes you feel fuller longer and it slows down your digestion. In fact, there are about 7 grams of fiber in 1 cup of pumpkin. Plus, with all the fiber, it is also low calorie! So you are actually eating fiber that will help you burn calories without adding more to the mix.

Eye Benefits

Pumpkin is full of beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Just like everyone has probably heard that orange in carrots has a ton of vitamin A, so does the orange in pumpkin. Pumpkin-lovers rejoice – one cup of pumpkin has 200% of recommended daily intake vitamin A!

Immune System

Pumpkin is a fantastic source of Vitamin C too. Vitamin C is wonderful for fighting colds and other viruses. Plus all that vitamin A is also a powerful infection-fighting nutrient.

How to Make Gluten-Free Pudding

Sometimes a homemade pudding recipe might have flour as a thickening agent. Not mine! This pudding recipe only has pumpkin, almond milk, and chia seeds.

You can make gluten-free pumpkin chia pudding so easily because pumpkin puree is already pretty creamy. The chia seeds add a thicker texture and the almond milk creates a creamy taste.

Pumpkin Pudding Cooking Notes

Try out different variations of my recipe if you want.  I love how sweet the maple syrup makes it. If you prefer a less-sweet pudding, cut the syrup down by half.

How To Make Dairy-Free Pudding

Honestly, you don’t need dairy milk to make pudding. I love almond milk. You can also use coconut milk or soy milk in my recipe in the same quantity.

I think the coconut milk makes it a little more exotic tasting. I prefer the flavor of the almond milk.

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are often put in recipes with claims of helping to aid in weight loss. How you consume the chia seeds will help determine how much it actually does help with the weight loss.

Chia seeds really are packed with nutrients though. They are high in fiber and protein. Plus, they have healthy fats (Omega-3s which are great for your brain).

And if you are looking for a plant-based source of calcium, chia seeds are amazing! One ounce of chia seeds contains 18% of suggested daily intake of Calcium.

Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

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Pumpkin Pudding with Chia Seeds

A deliciously creamy pumpkin pudding with chia seeds. It is gluten free and dairy free too.
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Prep Time: 7 hours 26 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours 26 minutes
Author: April Golightly

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a mason jar, mix the one cup of almond milk, two tablespoons of maple syrup, 1/4 cup of chia seeds, one tablespoon of pumpkin puree, 1/4 reason of pumpkin pie spice, and one tablespoon of vanilla extract.

 

More Pumpkin Recipes

Ready to keep cooking up more pumpkin recipes? Here are some of my favorites!

Here are today’s #PumpkinWeek recipes:

Beverages:

Pumpkin Juice from House of Nash Eats
Pumpkin Old Fashioned from The Redhead Baker
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake from The Beard and The Baker

Savory:

Black Futsu Pumpkin Pizza from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Cheesy Pumpkin Pasta Bake from Hezzi-D’s books and Cooks
Ham & Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Rolls from Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Mincemeat Pumpkin Pie from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Pumpkin and Seafood Stew from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Pumpkin Cheddar Ale Soup from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sticks from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Pumpkin Pepperjack Macaroni and Cheese from Cooking with Carlee
Pumpkin Ravioli (Tortelli di Zucca) from Caroline’s Cooking
Pumpkin Sausage Penne from Jonesin’ For Taste

Baked Goods & Desserts:

Chocolate Cream Cheese Pumpkin Cake from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Chocolate Dipped Pumpkin Truffles from The Chef Next Door
Chocolate Truffle Pumpkin Pound Cake from Family Around the Table
No Bake Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie from Eat Move Make
Pumpkin Bacon Waffles with Cinnamon Syrup from For the Love of Food
Pumpkin Caramel Scones from Cookaholic Wife
Pumpkin Chia Pudding from April Golightly
Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Bars from Who Needs A Cape?
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins from The Crumby Kitchen
Pumpkin Chocolate Donuts from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting from Daily Dish Recipes
Pumpkin French Toast Loaf from Seduction In The Kitchen
Pumpkin Fudge from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin Lava Cakes from The Spiffy Cookie
Pumpkin Muffins from Everyday Eileen
Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes with Caramel Syrup from The Chef Next Door
Pumpkin Pecan Pie Layer Cake from Love and Confections
Pumpkin Pie Dessert Dip from Hardly A Goddess
Pumpkin Pie Krispie Treats from The Mandatory Mooch
Pumpkin Pop Tarts from Platter Talk