Keto Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Low carb pumpkin pie chia pudding recipe
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Enjoy the taste of delicious pumpkin pie without all the work. It takes less than five minutes to prepare gluten-free low-carb pumpkin pie chia pudding!

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One of the most delightful ways to enjoy classic pumpkin pie on the keto diet is to make some pumpkin pie pudding with chia seeds. It’s velvety smooth and has all the same pumpkin spice flavors you love.

One taste, and you’ll start creating new reasons to eat it! It’s a delicious and healthy part of your breakfast, tastes great after a workout, and is the perfect late-night snack too.

This is also one of the best desserts you can serve at parties because it is free from the most common food allergens and irritants. It’s a dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free recipe!

If pumpkin is one of your favorite fall flavors, then you are really going to enjoy this pudding.

Ingredients Needed For Pumpkin Chia Pudding

There are only a few simple ingredients in this luxurious dessert. Here’s what you need:

Non-Dairy Milk

To keep it allergen-friendly, I used coconut milk. If you aren’t allergic to almonds, then you can use almond milk instead. Always use unsweetened and plain varieties of non-dairy milk.

Pumpkin Puree

You need less than a can of pumpkin puree. It might look similar, but don’t use pumpkin pie filling. It has added spices and sugar that will alter the taste of the pudding. Plus, the extra sugar makes it not keto-friendly.

You can make your own pumpkin puree by roasting the pumpkin and pureeing it in a blender or food processor.


Use your favorite liquid or granular sugar substitute. Either choice will dissolve really well in the pudding and evenly sweeten it.


I created my own combination of pumpkin pie spices! This includes vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

You can easily replace my spices with some pre-mixed pumpkin pie spice.

Chia Seeds

The chia seeds are what bulks up the pudding and give it the trademark texture.

Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.

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Quick Tips:

  • The longer you let it set in the refrigerator, the thicker the texture will be.
  • Add some homemade keto whipped cream on top.
  • Garnish with some cinnamon and a cinnamon stick.
  • Store in individual small food storage containers to make it easier to grab and go.

How To Make Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding

This pudding really does taste just like a pumpkin pie. And, the best part is that it takes less than five minutes to prepare and there is no baking!

All the exact steps are in the printable recipe card. First, I wanted to share a super-quick overview along with some additional tips.

Mix The Ingredients

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You literally just dump all the ingredients into the bowl and combine. Yes, that really is it! Just mix them together really well.

You will still be able to see the chia seeds – don’t worry, that is how it is supposed to be.

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Let The Pudding Set

Then, you need to let the mix sit in the refrigerator, where the chia seeds will do their magic.

After sitting in the refrigerator for a few hours, you have yourself some healthy and delicious pumpkin pie chia pudding! And, it’s a terrific low-carb treat!

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What To Serve With Pumpkin Pudding

What you eat with this keto pudding depends on when you are eating it. If you are going to enjoy it for breakfast, add some more protein to your plate – like these low-carb egg bites. Now you have a filling and healthy start to your day!

This pudding also tastes wonderful with some other keto-friendly desserts. Serve it with a slice of low-carb pecan pie for a decadent treat. Or, add it on top of a coconut flour pie crust and enjoy pumpkin pudding pie.

The options are endless!

Frequently Asked Questions About Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Before we get to the recipe in the printable recipe card, here are some questions people have asked about it.

What do I do with leftover pumpkin puree?

I have lots of recipes here on Low Carb Yum that use small amounts of pumpkin puree. These cranberry pumpkin muffins only use one cup of pureed pumpkin. An average can of pumpkin puree contains about 1 and ¾ cups.

Should I use canned or carton coconut milk?

The coconut milk from the carton works better in this pudding. The fats don’t solidify, so it creates a smoother and creamier texture.

Why are my chia seeds settling to the bottom of the pudding?

This is probably because the seeds are not incorporated completely with the other ingredients.

It might help to pulse all the pudding ingredients in a blender before you put it in the refrigerator. You can also try to stir it a few times while it sets up.

How long will pumpkin chia pudding last in the refrigerator?

If you store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it will stay fresh for up to a week.

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This pudding is a treat that you can enjoy for breakfast without feeling guilty. It also makes a terrific snack or dessert.

I like adding a little homemade sugar-free whipped cream on top. You will want to have this ridiculously easy recipe in your back pocket for those times when you have leftover pumpkin puree.

Or, make it when you crave pumpkin pie and just don’t have the time to bake.

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Other Pudding Recipes To Try

If you enjoyed this pumpkin pie chia pudding, here are some more low-carb pudding recipes you should try next. They are some of my favorites!


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Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Author: Lisa MarcAurele

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Enjoy the taste of delicious pumpkin pie without all the work. It takes less than five minutes to prepare gluten free low carb pumpkin pie chia pudding!

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Prep Time5 mins

Total Time5 mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

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Servings 4 servings
Calories 98



  • Whisk together milk, pumpkin, vanilla, and spices.

  • Stir in chia seeds.

  • Allow to chill in refrigerator for a couple hours or overnight.


The longer you let it set in the refrigerator, the thicker the texture will be.
Add some homemade keto whipped cream on top.
Garnish with some cinnamon and a cinnamon stick.
Store in individual small food storage containers to make it easier to grab and go.

Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart

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Calories: 98 | Carbohydrates: 9.5g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 4.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 6.5g | Sugar: 1.7g | Vitamin A: 7350IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 2mg

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 3 g | % Carbs: 17.1 % | % Protein: 20 % | % Fat: 62.9 % | SmartPoints: 3


( [calories] => 98 [carbohydrates] => 9.5 [protein] => 3.5 [fat] => 4.9 [saturated_fat] => 1.6 [cholesterol] => 0 [sodium] => 18 [potassium] => 100 [fiber] => 6.5 [sugar] => 1.7 [vitamin_a] => 7350 [vitamin_c] => 2.5 [calcium] => 260 [iron] => 2


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First Published: September 18, 2015… Last Updated: November 4, 2021, with additional recipe information.