Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Ring in October with my Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding Recipe—a gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free breakfast you can wake up to. This recipe takes just 5 minutes to prep before bed, it’s so easy. This chia pudding will give you that pumpkin spice fix you’ve been craving while fueling your body all morning long!

Thanks to its yummy whole food ingredients, this recipe is packed with pumpkin spice flavour. Pumpkins offer vitamin A, fibre, and immune-boosting vitamin C. Chia seeds, a personal favourite, deliver Omega-3, fibre, antioxidants, proteins, and vital nutrients. When it comes to cinnamon, opt for Ceylon for balanced blood sugar, anti-inflammatory properties, antimicrobial prowess, and potential cancer protection.

Keep scrolling for additional health benefits, info about my upcoming Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cooking Class, and to explore more pumpkin-based recipes to fuel those crisp fall mornings.

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding by Jesse Lane Lee

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding Recipe 

Gluten-free | Vegan | Nut-free

Prep time: 5 minutes | Chill time: 1 hour or overnight | Serves: 2-4


  • 1.5 cups oat milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg


  1. In a sealable bowl, whisk all of the Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding ingredients together. Cover and place in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight to allow the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and turn into a gel-like consistency.
  2. Enjoy my Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding for breakfast as is or topped with nuts, seeds, granola or whatever you like to eat in the morning.

NOTE: If you are buying canned pumpkin puree (don’t worry, as much as I would love to roast a pumpkin and get fresh puree, I usually use canned) make sure it is just pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. 

Health Benefits of Pumpkins

Autumn isn’t just a time for cozy sweaters and colourful leaves. It’s also the season when pumpkins take center stage as not only delightful decorations but as nutritional powerhouses! Let’s pause for a moment to delve into the incredible health benefits these vibrant orange gems bring to the table. Did you know that National Pumpkin Day falls on October 26th? While a wide array of pumpkin varieties grow worldwide, it’s the sugar pumpkin, affectionately known as the pie pumpkin, that often finds its way into our baking.

Now, let’s uncover the fantastic health benefits packed within these pumpkins:

  • Eyesight Enhancement: Pumpkins are an abundant source of vitamin A, which plays a vital role in promoting eye health and sharpening your vision.
  • Sustained Fullness and Digestive Delight: With their generous fibre content, pumpkins keep you feeling full for longer periods while also contributing to a happy and harmonious digestive tract.
  • Immunity Boost: Loaded with vitamin C, pumpkins are your best friend during the cold and flu season. They offer crucial support to your immune system, helping you stay resilient.
  • Restful Slumber: Thanks to the presence of the phytonutrient tryptophan, pumpkins can aid in achieving restful sleep.

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding by Jesse Lane Wellness

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds hold a special place in my heart as one of my all-time favourite health foods! They’ve earned their spot in my baking arsenal not only for their remarkable versatility but also for their incredible nutritional value. Let’s dive into why chia seeds deserve a cherished spot in your pantry:

  • Omega-3 Powerhouse: Chia seeds shine with their impressive Omega-3 content, which isn’t just fantastic for brain health but also works wonders in reducing inflammation.
  • Gut-Friendly Fiber: These little wonders are an abundant source of fibre, fostering smooth digestion and a thriving community of gut bacteria.
  • Age-Defying Antioxidants: Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants, protecting the healthy fats within them from spoilage. These antioxidants go the extra mile by combating free radicals, effectively slowing down the aging process.
  • Protein Prowess: Need a satisfying and energizing boost? Chia seeds are packed with valuable proteins, offering a balanced mix of essential amino acids to keep you full and energized, making them a personal breakfast favourite of mine.
  • Nutrient Bonanza: Chia seeds are filled with essential nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium, all contributing to the foundation of strong and resilient bones.

Plus, their subtle nutty flavour makes them a delightful addition to various dishes. Whether it’s adding a nutritious crunch to sides, or as the main event like in this Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding.

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding Recipe by Jesse Lane Lee

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon comes in two main types: Ceylon and cassia. Most store-bought cinnamon is cassia. Cassia cinnamon can have a blood thinning effect and a mildly toxic effect on the liver and kidneys when consumed in excess.

However, both varieties of cinnamon help to balance blood sugar, fight inflammation with cinnamaldehyde, have antimicrobial properties, and offer potential cancer protection.

But to ensure you can consume cinnamon without worry, consider opting for Ceylon cinnamon whenever possible.

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding Recipe by @jesselwellness

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cooking Class

October brings with it a special guest of honour: the beloved pumpkin! And to celebrate, I’m bringing my Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cooking Class to the table. I’m absolutely thrilled to guide your team on this delightful culinary journey. This cooking class is all about incorporating pumpkins into your morning routine and adding a touch of autumn magic to your day.

We’ll kick things off with a batch of my Pumpkin Spice Muffins. A quick, grab-and-go breakfast that promises to envelop you in warmth and provide the perfect fuel to kickstart your day. These muffins get their cozy, autumn-inspired flavour from a harmonious blend of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and a yummy hint of maple syrup.

But wait, there’s more – we’ll also whip up a scrumptious Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. This speedy and effortless breakfast is your chance to indulge your sweet tooth in the morning. It’s a delightful twist on the classic pumpkin pie, bringing you the cherished taste of everyone’s favourite fall dessert in a healthy and satisfying breakfast form.

Together let’s welcome fall into the office with these fun health and wellness events now available virtually or in person! Email me at info@jesselanewellness.com for more details, or check out my Corporate Wellness page for more info on how you can book your team today!

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding Recipe by Jesse Lane Wellness #pumpkin

Wake Up With Pumpkins Recipe Roundup

If you can’t make my cooking class, don’t worry! I’ve got you covered with a DIY version featuring some of my other favourite pumpkin recipes to help fuel your morning!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf by Jesse Lane Wellness

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf

While we often associate pumpkin with warm spices like cinnamon and ginger, have you ever tried the delightful pairing of pumpkin with chocolate? This mouthwatering fusion is set to become your new autumn favourite – it’s certainly one of mine! This gluten-free, protein-rich loaf is a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack to help you ring in those glorious fall mornings.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte by @jesselwellness #psl #healthylatte

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

My passion for Pumpkin Spice Lattes (PSLs) led me to craft this wholesome recipe. While PSLs are the perfect cozy autumn beverage, they often harbour some not-so-great ingredients like artificial additives and excessive sugar. The good news? Crafting your own Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte at home not only satisfies your taste buds but offers healing benefits too. Spoiler: This recipe also contains zero coffee so you can enjoy it any time of day without losing sleep.

Pumpkin Pie Oats by @jesselwellness #pumpkinspice #pumpkinoats

Pumpkin Pie Oats

Pumpkin Pie Oats, a satisfying and delectable autumn morning treat, set the perfect tone for the season. As a pumpkin and pumpkin spice enthusiast, I can’t resist! Packed with immune-boosting vitamin C and comforting spices, they warm you from the inside out. Plus, they’re even a hit with the little ones, as my kids keep coming back for more! You can top them with whatever you like. I love using pumpkin seeds, pecans, shredded coconut, and cacao nibs (there’s that pumpkin chocolate combo again) for a cozy autumn crunch! Yum!

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