Healthy AF Pumpkin Spiced Chia Pudding Jars

by | Oct 3, 2019 | Breakfast, Dairy-Free, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Raw, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian | 4 comments

Inside Scoop: These Pumpkin Spiced Chia Pudding jars are the perfect healthy pumpkin pie alternative. 

 

It’s that time of the year.

No, not Christmas, not New Years, not patio season…. the reason of the season in between all of that jazz is pumpkin spice errrthang! Aside from pumpkin spice lattes, there is a huge range of ways that you can enjoy your pumpkin spice. It’s probably true that during this time of the year, pumpkin pie is one of the best, and hands down ways to have your pumpkin spice and enjoy it too.

But sometimes nan’s pumpkin pie, or the dinner parties table of desserts kind of throws you off your game. Although we are all about enjoying yourself and not stressing about how many kcals or how much gluten is in that piece of pie, we are also here to tell you that you can totally and absolutely enjoy the taste of pumpkin pie, without the worry. Because, these Pumpkin Spiced Chia Pudding jars taste just like pumpkin pie!

Chia pudding is one of our favourite ways to enjoy dessert, chocolate, vanilla, it’s just the best. Chia seeds are magical seeds, they are high in Omega 3 fats, incredibly high in soluble fiber, and a great source of plant-based protein. So, in honor of this incredibly nutritious seed, and in honor of pumpkin spice we thought we would pumpkin pie the shit out of this chia pudding, because, why not?

These Pumpkin Spiced Chia Pudding Jars are extremely rich and delicious, naturally sweetened with dates and rich in heart-healthy omegas and fiber. Chia seeds, one of the superfoods on our list add the perfect texture and boost its nutritional density. We guarantee you will be making this again and again. It’s the perfect healthy dessert pie in a jar. Serious though.

Are you digging these little pumpkin spiced chia pudding jars of goodness? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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You can parfait this jarred pie (kind of like adding a crust) but topping with granola and coconut whipped cream, or just keep it as is and enjoy the pure taste of pumpkin pie filling.
 

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Want a healthy pumpkin pie option? This vegan and gluten-free pumpkin pie chia pudding jar is a perfect holiday and fall dessert.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Soaking time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 3
Calories 285 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup almond milk or other dairy free milk - hemp, rice, oat…
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 10 medjool dates *soaking them for 10 minutes in hot water makes them easier to blend
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds

Directions

  1. Blend all ingredients (apart from chia seeds) until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add chia seeds and the above mixture into a sealable jar.
  3. Shake and leave in the fridge overnight.
  4. Optional: if you would like a layered consistency like you see in the photo, you can create it with store bought coconut whipped cream or canned coconut cream.
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4 Comments

  1. Leesa

    OMG – This totally tastes like pumpkin pie filling. No joke. My kids loved this for breakfast, and I finished it off.

    Reply
    • Naughty Nutrition

      Doesn’t it? Such a yummy alternative and you could totally eat pumpkin pie everyday with this recipe. Our fav is topped with some ‘crumble’ and coconut whipped cream!

      Reply
  2. Janine

    Watching my sugar intake, want to give this a try, but the grams of sugar is “yikes”.
    Combining protein with sugar is better than just alone, however what would you suggest in this case….Avoid or indulge?
    Thanks so much

    Reply
    • Naughty Nutrition

      Hi Janine, yes, between pumpkin puree, dates and honey there is a lot of sugar but most of it is natural sugar in its whole-food form. Dates tend to be quite high in sugar but they are wrapped up in fiber and plenty of beneficial minerals. However, you can remove the dates and honey and replace with monkfruit or stevia (sweeten to taste) to reduce the sugar intake drastically.

      Reply

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