This recipe goes out to all you PSL obsessed individuals. Those of you who can't wait to get your chemically charged cup of sugar in the fall, filled with everything known to man EXCEPT real pumpkin (ALSO PSA you guys... did you know the PSL isn't vegan friendly? Even if you order it with a alternative milk... I mean I love me some bacon and would eat ice cream if I could so it isn't a 'morals' thing for me, it's more of an allergic reaction/health kind of thing).
Listen, I used to love me some PSL in the fall, it is FALL IN A CUP after all (next to chai-der that is) what isn't to love? But when you consider what it is doing to your insides, perhaps we should skip the lines at Starboo and opt for making this Chia Pudding instead.
Also, just to be clear, I realize I sound like a health crazed freak of nature, and I kind of am, but you guys it is not my fault I swear. Also also, I so don't judge your consumption of the PSL (unless you're a five foot nine ex-military guy who refers to them as a 'world famous drink'... then I judge, but just a little).
-PUMPKIN SPICE CHIA PUDDING-
What you will need:
1/2 can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling... also it equals out to about a half cup)
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk (canned)
1/2 cup unsweetened hemp milk (or alternative milk of your choosing)
2 tbsp honey
1/4 cup chia seeds
1.5 tsp cinnamon
.5 tsp nutmeg
.5 tsp all spice
dash of ginger
1 tsp vanilla
Combine the pumpkin, coconut milk, hemp milk, and honey into a medium sized bowl, whisk together until smooth. Add in spices, vanilla, and chia seeds, stirring until all the seeds are evenly distributed through the mixture.
Place in the refrigerator and allow to chill for 8-10 hours (preferably over night).
You guys, this is pumpkin pie pudding... it is... amazing. I wanted to eat the entire bowl! I have a 'thing' for pretty much anything associated with autumn especially breakfast foods and desserts, needless to say this gem will be in my 'heavy rotation' this season (for breakfast AND dessert)!
What are your favorite pumpkin filled things? Share a link to your favorite recipe in the comments below!
P.S. Here are a few of mine:
Pumpkin Pancakes, I MEAN just stop!
Pumpkin Coffee Cake... I can never get over the idea of coffee cake... it was the best as a kid... you got to eat CAKE for BREAKFAST!
Pumpkin Muffins, classic.
Paleo Pumpkin Bars with Goat Cheese Frosting... yes these are thing.
Martha makes a mean Pumpkin Pie (duh).
And of course, where would we be without Pumpkin Doughnuts!?