You’re going to love this Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding that is dairy-free and gluten-free. This is a vegan and paleo recipe that is a healthy and delicious breakfast or snack that you can make in 30 minutes. 

parfait glass filled with chia pudding with a few cinnamon sticks on the side

Now that pumpkin season is here, you should try making this Pumpkin Chia Pudding as an easy breakfast or snack. Even kids will try this recipe that tastes like a pumpkin pie!

Chia puddings are generally very healthy, too. Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and plant-based protein. 

As written, this recipe is:

  • vegan,
  • paleo,
  • dairy-free,
  • gluten-free, 
  • grain-free, 
  • and sooooo delicious!
pumpkin spice chia pudding process shot

Making chia pudding can be surprisingly tricky. The reason is that you need to get the right ratio between chia seeds and whatever liquid you are using.

For today’s pudding recipe, I used both coconut milk and pumpkin puree which aren’t as thin as water or almond milk.

So, I tested this one a few times and found that 1 cup of full-fat canned coconut milk, 1/2 cup water, and 1/2 cup of puree with 1/3 cup of chia seeds makes for the perfect pudding consistency.

See the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Labeled photo for pumpkin chia seed pudding

Recipe Steps

Step One

The first step of this recipe is to grab a bowl and combine the chia seeds, coconut milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, water, and molasses or maple syrup. 

You can also use date syrup if you want a lower sugar option.

Step Two

Whisk or stir the ingredients together and then place the bowl in the refrigerator so the pudding can set for at least 30 minutes. 

Step Three

After the pudding has set, serve it between bowls or parfait glasses. Or, you can cover the bowl and store the chia pudding in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

chia pudding mixture


Can I use light coconut milk or another type of plant milk for this recipe?

Yes, absolutely! But, the pudding will not be as rich.

More Chia Pudding Recipes You Might Like

two bowls of pumpkin spice chia pudding

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glass filled with pumpkin chia pudding and a gold spoon sticking out the top

Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding


You’re going to love this Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding that is dairy-free and gluten-free. This is a vegan and paleo recipe that makes a great breakfast or snack.


  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, molasses. or date syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup whole chia seeds


  1. Combine coconut milk, water, puree, vanilla extract, and maple syrup or molasses in a medium bowl. Use a whisk to stir together. Add the pumpkin pie spice and chia seeds to the bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  2. Set aside and whisk again in 5 minutes, making sure that the chia seeds don’t clump together.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.


  1. The pudding will keep in the refrigerator in a tightly-sealed container for up to 5 days.
  2. Add a pinch of ground ginger to this recipe along with the pumpkin pie spice to make this chia pudding taste like gingerbread.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No-bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: how to make chia pudding, chia seeds, pumpkin pudding, gingerbread pudding

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