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.
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.Print