I’m never against a sweet treat, and sometimes it’s got to be an ACTUAL sweet treat like the best brownies ever. But, for every-day choices, I love options that are lightened up, but still hit the sweet tooth. This overnight pumpkin chia protein pudding is another yummy, balanced, macro-friendly treat made of all GOOD STUFF– a perfect, simple breakfast.

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What You’ll Need:

  • Vanilla protein
  • Canned pumpkin puree
  • Chia seeds
  • Cashew milk, or milk of choice
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt

Optional Toppings:

  • Almond milk Reddi Whip (or your favorite)
  • Apples, diced small 
  • Pecans, chopped small
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Pinch of flake salt
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How to Make Overnight Pumpkin Chia Protein Pudding:

In order to make your overnight pumpkin chia protein pudding, you’ll need vanilla protein powder, canned pumpkin puree, chia seeds, cashew milk, vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and a pinch of salt. As for protein powders, my favorite non-dairy option is Active Stacks Vanilla Protein Powder because it’s sourced from beef.  For a whey option, Clean Simple Eats Vanilla is really delicous. You can’t go wrong with either one, they both taste amazing! My code, LILLIE should work for both for a slight discount. But use whatever you’ve got!

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Once you’ve got everything you need, combine the ingredients well in a jar. I always get asked about the jars I use! I saw them recommended by Clean Simple Eats and they’re perfect! Find them here on Amazon.

Once you’ve got everything mixed well in your jar, just refrigerate everything for several hours (preferably overnight). I like to stir it once or twice while refrigerating to make sure nothing’s clumping.

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When the time finally comes and you’re ready to eat the overnight pumpkin chia protein pudding, top it with your favorite toppings–or mine!

Serving Suggestions:

I love eating this overnight pumpkin chia protein pudding straight out of the jar piled high with my favorite toppings. In my opinion, you can’t skip out on almond milk Reddi Whip. It’s a must! It’s hard to find though! Trader Joe’s has a great coconut option that we love as well. I also love adding tiny diced apples and chopped pecans on top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a pinch of flake salt.

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Overnight Pumpkin Chia Protein Pudding

This overnight macro-friendly pumpkin chia protein pudding is the perfect easy, sweet, macro-friendly breakfast… full of protein and fiber, the perfect way to start the day!
5 from 3 votes
Course Breakfast, Dessert/Snack
Cuisine breakfast, Healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 306 kcal

Disclaimer: the grams I’ve listed manually after each ingredient are accurate for a single recipe, but they will not multiply if you choose the 2x or 3x option. Please make sure and multiply on your own!

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop Vanilla protein* (30 g)
  • 1/3 cup Canned pumpkin puree (75 g)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp chia seeds (30 g)
  • 1 cup Cashew milk, or milk of choice (240 g)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla (5 g)
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt

Optional Toppings:

  • 6 Tbsp Almond milk reddi whip (15 g)
  • 1/4 cup Apples, diced small (30 g)
  • 1 Tbsp Pecans, chopped small (5 g)
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Pinch of flake salt

Instructions

  • Combine everything well in a jar. Refrigerate for several hours or preferably overnight, stirring once or twice throughout just to work out any weird chunks of chia or protein powder.
  • When you’re ready to eat, top with your favorite toppings–or mine!

Notes

The macros below are without toppings so you can easily customize them. But the macros with my toppings (if you’re interested) are: 388 cal, 34c, 17f, 25.5p, 18.4 fiber
*I’m using the Active Stacks Vanilla Protein Powder sourced from beef which is my favorite non-dairy option. Clean Simple Eats Vanilla is my favorite whey option! The active stacks doesn’t mix in well at first, but I find that with a few stirs, and a few hours in the fridge, it all works out!
MFP: Lillie Eats and Tells Overnight pumpkin chia protein pudding- no toppings

Nutrition

Serving: 1jar, no toppingsFiber: 17.2gCalories: 306kcalFat: 12gProtein: 24.8gCarbohydrates: 26g
Keywords breakfast, chia, chia pudding, dessert, overnight protein pudding, protein, snack

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  1. Is the 240 grams for the milk correct? I weighed instead of measuring, but I think that calculation might be off? It felt like a lot of milk.

    1. Shoot! I would guess I have to do with the protein powder. I’ve only tried it with my active stacks vanilla. Which one did you use? So sorry!

      1. Thank you for responding. It was GNC vanilla whey. I may try decreasing the amount of milk or maybe adding another tablespoon of chia seeds. The taste was still delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    I am not a huge pumpkin person, but I had some leftover pumpkin and thought I’d give them a try. I was surprised how much I like them. It makes a huge bowl and they’re very filling! Will definitely make again!