This creamy pumpkin keto chia seed pudding is so rich, warm, and delicious that you’ll want to make it even when it’s not Fall. With a thick texture, this low carb, gluten-free and vegan breakfast will keep you full until lunch time.
Keto-friendly chia pudding that’s super simple to make and tastes great. Top with yogurt, berries, coconut or nuts. Enjoy this for breakfast or even a dessert.
There are a variety of keto chia pudding recipes with different flavors such as chocolate, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry. This one is made with Fall in mind and is a great breakfast.
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Are Chia Seeds Keto Friendly?
Chia seeds are packed with healthy fats, protein, and antioxidants and are great for keto diet with a 1oz (28g) serving having 1g net carbohydrates. The total carbs are 12g with 11 grams of fiber, making them a filling ingredient
As well as being gluten and grain free, one tablespoon of these seeds has more calcium than a glass of milk and are high omega-3 fatty acids and minerals.
Do we need to soak chia seeds?
You can eat chia seeds raw but for a chia pudding they need to be soaked in liquid. Once soaked for at least 3 hours the seeds will expand up to 15 times their size. We say that they look a bit like tapioca pudding as they produce a gel like substance when soaked.
Soaking chia seeds can help you absorb the nutrients better and they will hydrate you more with the moisture that they have absorbed.
Ingredients for Pumpkin Chia Pudding
All you need is just 5 ingredients to make this easy chia pudding recipe. We have another version of this recipe with peanut butter that you might want to try too.
- Pumpkin Puree - We use homemade pumpkin puree (it's the same recipe we use for our dogs!) but you could use pumpkin pie filling. Check the labels for hidden sugar though.
- Coconut Milk - Tinned coconut milk is used for a creamy chia pudding but almond milk or any other nut milk could be used in place.
- Pumpkin Spice - Make your own mixture or use it directly from a jar.
- Sweetener - Any low carb sweetener will work in a chia pudding. For this one we have used powdered or golden monk fruit sweetener.
How to Make Keto Chia Seed Pudding
Making a chia pudding is so easy I should ashamed of calling it a recipe! You add the ingredients ideally in a jar, shake and mix, then leave the jar overnight in the refrigerator for the chia seeds to expand. Then serve and eat!
Chia seed pudding will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days but ensure it's stored in an airtight container.
Serve with a couple of tablespoons of Greek yoghurt or coconut yogurt to keep it dairy-free.
More Keto Chia Seed Recipes
Chia seeds are used for puddings, crackers and tortillas. Try some of our many chia seed recipes.
Pumpkin Keto Chia Seed Pudding
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 cup coconut milk tinned
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1 tablespoon monkfruit sweetener
- Mix the ingredients in a mason or other glass jar. Mix well so that the chia seeds do not clump together.
- Put the lid on the jar and place in the fridge for 3 hours or ideally overnight.
- Once the chia seeds have increased in size and the pudding thickened, you are ready to eat!
- Serve with coconut, chopped nuts or a spoonful of yogurt.
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