This carrot cake chia pudding is vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and packed with fiber and nutrients. It’s the perfect way to start your day!
Carrot Cake Chia Pudding
Chia pudding is a fantastic breakfast option! Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, full of fiber, iron, calcium, manganese, and phosphorus. These seeds may be small but they are mighty! They will keep you fuller longer, help regulate your blood sugar and even provide a great source of protein.
I have been eating this carrot cake chia pudding on repeat for an entire month now but if you are looking for something a bit more chocolatey I have still got you covered! Try this Mocha Chia Pudding or Peanut Butter Cup Chia Pudding.
What is Chia Pudding?
Chia Pudding is similar to overnight oatmeal. When chia seeds sit in liquid they absorb the liquid and grow to form a pudding-like gel substance. I know that probably doesn’t sound wonderful but I promise, it is freaking delicious! You can make incredibly decadent breakfast parfaits or chocolatey dessert puddings with just a couple of super nutritious ingredients!
This carrot cake chia pudding is a mixture of all my favorite carrot cake add-ins!
Ingredients for Chia Pudding:
This breakfast pudding could not be any easier to make, just grab all your ingredients, pop them in a bowl together and give in a good stir! What you’ll need:
- milk: I like to use almond milk or coconut milk
- chia seeds
- maple syrup: or honey, coconut sugar, or sweetener you prefer
- vanilla: vanilla extract, powder or vanilla bean will work
- cinnamon: optional but encouraged!
- carrot: use a box grater or food processor shred your carrot
Healthy Dessert Recipe
The chia seeds need to sit in liquid for 2-4 hours before they have absorbed enough liquid to make a thick pudding. For that reason, I like to make my chia pudding the night before and store it in a mason jar or airtight bowl. To make carrot cake chia pudding mix together your milk, chia seeds, sweetener, vanilla, cinnamon, and carrots until well combined.
If you want to make a parfait like I have pictured, save your raisins, walnuts, and pineapple until your pudding is ready. Once your pudding is ready, layer a cup with some carrot cake chia pudding, a layer of raisins, walnuts, and pineapple, add more chia pudding on top of that and then top with some almond milk whipped cream for good measure! This is the perfect healthy dessert recipe!
This chia pudding seriously tastes exactly like carrot cake but it is nutritious enough to kick off your day with! It is full of fiber, vitamins, healthy fat, fruits, and veggies. Breakfast does not get more delicious than this!
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- 1 cup almond milk
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup shredded carrot
- 2 tablespoon raisins
- 2 tablespoon walnuts
- 1/4 cup pineapple
1. Combine milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and carrots in a bowl and mix together until well combined
2. Cover your mixture with an airtight lid and let it set in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours or overnight
3. When ready to eat, split the pudding mixture between two cups
4. Layer pudding with raisins, walnuts, and pineapple
5. Continue to cover with more pudding, whipped cream, and toasted coconut if desired.
If you do not wish to layer your chia pudding the raisins, walnuts, and pineapple can be stirred into the mixture along with other ingredients.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 9gSugar: 19gProtein: 5g