Chia Seed Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds

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This Chia Seed Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds is irresistibly delicious—I can’t resist it!

From start to finish, this little treat takes less than 5 minutes to whip up. Of course, you do have to let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to let the mixture settle, but that’s as “complicated” as it gets. Trust me; this is one tasty snack you’ll find yourself returning to time and time again.

Chia Seed Health Benefits

Did you know these tiny yet mighty seeds are packed with healthy fats, complete plant-based protein, and fiber?! Just two tablespoons of chia seeds (1 ounce or 28 grams) contain about 4 grams of protein, 10.6 grams of fiber, 6.5 grams of polyunsaturated fats (healthy fats), and 18% RDA for calcium.

Want to learn more about the various health benefits of chia seeds? Check out “5 Healthy Seeds to Include In Your Diet” and “Why Chia Seeds Are Good For You.”

Chia Seed Pudding with pumpkin Seeds

Get Creative With Your Chia Seed Pudding

One of the reasons I love this pudding so much is I can easily switch up the flavor. 

Here are some ideas to inspire you in your chia seed pudding adventures!

Peanut Butter Lover: If you’re a peanut butter lover, consider mixing one tablespoon of peanut butter (or peanut powder) into your chia seed mixture. Trust me when I say this gives your pudding a rich, nutty flavor that pairs deliciously with the chia seeds.

Nutty Crunch: Similarly, you can alternate pumpkin seeds with almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, or walnuts! Not only do nuts add a bit of crunch and flavor to your pudding, but they, too, are loaded with healthy nutrients.

Add Fresh Fruit: Add fresh or dried fruits to your chia seed pudding for a burst of sweetness and natural flavor. Berries, sliced bananas, mango chunks, or diced apples can all bring a fruity twist to your pudding.

Spice it Up: Experiment with spices and flavorings to create unique profiles. Cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, or cocoa powder can add warmth and depth to your pudding.

Layer it: Create a parfait by layering your chia seed pudding with granola, yogurt, and fresh fruit for a visually appealing and satisfying breakfast or dessert.

Like I said, get creative! Feel free to mix and match these ideas to create your own signature flavors and textures. 


Chia Seed Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds

This delicious and nutritious Chia Seed Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds makes for a perfect snack, breakfast, or dessert on any day of the week!

  • Author: The Wise Consumer


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  • 1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 12 tbsp cacao powder (optional)


  1. In a mason jar or airtight container, mix together the plant-based milk and chia seeds. Stir well with a spoon until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  2. Add maple syrup (or honey), pumpkin seeds, and, if using, cacao powder.
  3. Seal the jar with a lid and shake until all the ingredients are evenly mixed.
  4. Place the chia seed mixture in the refrigerator and allow it to sit for a minimum of 3 hours. Alternatively, you can prepare it before bedtime and let it settle overnight for added convenience! This guarantees you’ll have a tasty breakfast waiting for you first thing in the morning!

To Serve: 

Once the pudding has set, it’s ready to enjoy! For serving, get creative with toppings. I like adding fresh berries and a sprinkle of cinnamon but feel free to customize with your favorite fruits, nuts, or spices.

Keywords: Healthy Snack, Plant-Based, Breakfast

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