Almost Instant Pumpkin Pudding

Who needs to bake a pumpkin pie when you can have the taste of pumpkin pie in just minutes? This pudding is so easy and delicious you will want to make it all year round

By Chef AJ,


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 1 banana
  • ⅔ cups pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon alcohol free vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 tablespoons chia seeds


  • Place all ingredients in blender except for chia seeds and blend until smooth.
  • Add seeds and blend again, adding more milk if necessary to achieve a vortex.
  • Pour into 4 bowls and cover with Saran Wrap, chill several hours or overnight.
  • Dust with cinnamon before serving.

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Ron & Patti

Makes a great Ninja Creamy ice cream if you freeze it. I usually like to pour a little date syrup over it if you don’t mind the added calories. Ron


Oh dear God. This sounds YUMMY!


Fantastic. I ate some it right away and want to eat it every day. I'm very fat-sensitive so I made it a bit lower fat by subbing 1 Tb of cornstarch per Tb of chia seeds (did 1/2 and 1/2 to still enjoy some chia seeds). Didn't have pumpkin spice blend, so did a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger.

Sylvia Ancona

Mañana mismo la hago, se ve rica, nutritiva y fácil. Gracias.

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Chef AJ

Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-exclusive diet for over 44 years. She is the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ airing on Foody TV. A chef, culinary instructor, and professional speaker, she is author of Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight and the best-selling books The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss and Own Your Health. Chef AJ was the executive pastry chef at Santé Restaurant in Los Angeles where she was famous for her sugar-, oil-, salt- and gluten-free desserts. She is the host of YouTube show Chef AJ Live. She is proud to say that her IQ is higher than her cholesterol. In 2018 she was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. Find her on Instagram and Twitter.
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