This quick and easy pumpkin chia mousse is thick, creamy and lightly sweetened. Loaded with healthy fat and fiber this mousse makes for a satisfying, guilt-free dessert!
I’ve been a huge fan of chia seeds and chia pudding for years and I’ve made so many chia pudding recipes over the years, but it wasn’t until recently that I started experimenting with making blended chia pudding that’s smooth and creamy. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long because I honestly think I like the texture of the blended chia pudding (aka chia mousse) over the tapioca-like texture of standard chia pudding.
Not only is the pumpkin chia mousse super easy to make, the finished product offers a creamy pumpkin dessert that will satisfy a sweet tooth without any guilt since it’s got loads of nutrients from the pumpkin and plenty of healthy fats and fiber from the chia seeds. Speaking of healthy fats and fiber, this chia mousse is super filling and unlike many sweet treats that have you craving more sugar an hour later, this actually leaves you feeling satisfied!
I’m pretty sure this mousse won’t be a once a year thing around here as I can see myself whipping it up whenever I’m craving a sweet pumpkin pie treat.
I think the crushed graham crackers are a great addition as they add a nice crunchy texture and make this taste even more like pumpkin pie! I instantly fell in love with the mousse, but this was to be expected as I love all things pumpkin and healthy desserts, so just to be sure I rounded up three taste testers. They all agreed the mousse was flavorful, light tasting and delicious — perfect for dessert after a big meal. They were also shocked to hear that it took me only 5-10 minutes to whip it up. I feel like I should have just kept that a secret. 😉
The best part about this pumpkin chia mousse is that it can easily be tweaked to meet the needs of those with special diets! To create a gluten free, vegan version just omit the graham crackers and use a dairy-free topping like coconut milk whipped cream or yogurt. For a sugar-free option, you can sweeten the mousse with stevia.
If you try this pumpkin chia mousse let me know how it turns out in the comment section below. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other readers!