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Recipe: Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding


This recipe and photo were created by contributor Kelli Dunn of The Corner Kitchen. Learn more about Kelli and this recipe by checking out her accompanying post, and check out her Greatist bio on our About Page


Chia seeds are packed with a laundry list of amazing health benefits, and when soaked in liquid they expand to more than four times their original size, giving them a tapioca-like consistency. Yum! Whether you’re trying chia pudding for the first time, or are already as addicted to it as I am, add a few spoonfuls of canned pumpkin to your next batch for a great seasonal variation. Throw in a few spices, and it's a perfect healthy substitute for pumpkin pie! (Well, almost.)

Recipe: Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding

Photo by Kelli Dunn 

Serves 2

What You'll Need:

1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup almond (or skim) milk
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon agave syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg

What to Do:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or up to overnight (or even a few days!)
  3. Scoop it, garnish, and enjoy!

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