Gingerbread Chia Pudding Recipe
by Analiese Trimber
- 1 ½ cups Unsweetened plant-based milk
- ¼ tsp Liquid stevia
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- 3 tsp Gingerbread spice
- ½ cups Chia seeds
- 3 tbsp Hemp hearts
- 3 tbsp Unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1In a medium bowl, whisk together plant-based milk, liquid stevia, vanilla extract, salt, and gingerbread spice.
- 2Add chia seeds and whisk again. Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours to let chia seeds thicken. Top with hemp hearts and coconut flakes.
A Taste of the Holidays with Every Bite
Chia pudding is a versatile and easy-to-make dish perfect for breakfast, dessert, or even a quick snack! This gingerbread chia pudding recipe takes the allure of this classic to a new level with a seasonal twist. With just 5 grams net carbs, 19 grams of healthy fats, and 11 grams of lean protein per serving, this gingerbread chia pudding is nutritious and delicious, with hints of cinnamon, clove, ginger, and allspice with each bite. Not to mention, it’s keto-friendly, paleo, and vegan. It only takes five quick minutes to assemble before chilling in the fridge for an hour, making it the perfect recipe for keto meal prep throughout the week.
Chia seeds are filled with nutritional value, despite their small size. They are high in fiber, which makes them a perfect food to incorporate on the keto diet. Not to mention, chia seeds are high in antioxidants and a great source of Omega-3s. To make this dish keto, we used liquid stevia to sweeten it. If you aren’t on the keto diet, you can replace this with maple syrup or honey to taste! You can also draw inspiration from our chef-prepared keto meal plan!
Gingerbread spice is the star of the show, and the main ingredient contributing to the holiday flavor in this recipe. You can find this spice online in addition to at some stores. Alternatively, you can make your own gingerbread spice by combining cinnamon, allspice, ground ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. In addition to contributing amazing flavor, this spice blend also packs several health benefits. Cinnamon and ginger are known for their anti-inflammatory properties, while nutmeg is great for digestion and cloves have been used for their medicinal properties in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for ages.
To add some extra oomph to this gingerbread chia pudding recipe, we topped it with unsweetened coconut flakes, hemp hearts for some extra protein, and raspberries. Feel free to top yours with whatever you’d like!