This delicious fall spiced chia pudding has all the autumn flavors: Pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice.
Fall Spiced Chia Pudding
This spiced chia seed pudding celebrates seasonal flavors of crunchy freshly-picked apples, warming spices, and of course, canned pumpkin.
As a Registered Dietitian, I love how versatile and easy chia pudding is to make and nutritious to boot. It’s a great on-the-go or prep day breakfast. And you can make it single serving or a big batch that you can scoop in a bowl to enjoy.
Just add your liquid of choice and any spices and flavors you desire. The more the merrier! Chia seeds will keep you full all morning because they soak up so much liquid in their little round selves.
I need more chia pudding in my life.
It’s so simple, and has a really fun texture – almost fluffy. Like overnight oats, there’s no cooking – just mix, stir, and chill overnight.
For chia pudding, which is sort of like tapioca-meets-regular-pudding, you just soak the chia seeds overnight in a liquid. The ratio of 1/4 cup chias to 1 cup of liquid seems to be an ideal combo for a soft pudding texture.
Benefits of chia seeds
Plus chia seeds are so good for you! The chia seeds (which absorb the water and create a pudding consistency) offer protein, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. One ounce of chia seeds delivers 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, and 9 grams of healthy fat (5 of which are omega-3). Plus you get 18% RDI for calcium, 30% each of manganese and magnesium, and 27% of the RDI for phosphorus.
How to make this chia pudding recipe
Start with one cup of any milk you like, and add a quarter cup of chia seeds. Plus any other mix-ins you want – like applesauce or pumpkin!
A tiny bit of sweetness (from maple), yummy vanilla, and all the spices your heart desires bring out the fall flavors. Plain cinnamon works, but pumpkin spice works too.
Finally add chopped apple for crunch and give ‘er a big stir. Pear would work too!
A few hours later, you have a great breakfast, snack, or dessert : ) I love to serve mine in a fancy wine glass, but a mason jar, regular bowl, or tupperware work too.
Chia Pudding FAQ
What’s the best milk to use?
I like cow’s milk for extra protein, but you can use almond milk or coconut milk too.
How long do the chia seeds need to soak?
At least a few hours in the fridge. You’ll be able to give it a stir and see if it’s ready.
All The Fall Chia Pudding
- 1 cup milk of your choice
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 apple diced
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl, glass, or jar and mix well.
- Stir in fridge overnight, or at least a few hours.