This Butter Pecan Chia Pudding recipe makes a delightful low-carb breakfast or dessert. It has a creamy texture with just the right amount of crunch. Rich, buttery flavor with a hint of caramel complements toasted pecans. Best of all, the recipe takes only a few minutes of work time to whip up. Make it in the evening so it’s ready for breakfast in the morning!
It’s funny what gives inspires me to create recipes. Sometimes it’s a memory, or a picture or even a craving. This time my inspiration came from a scent. Harper and I had purchased this set of natural flavorings for a completely different recipe. When the set arrived, of course we had to open up each flavor and smell it. Several smelled heavenly, but the butter pecan flavor invoked memories of a rich, creamy butter pecan ice cream I ate when I was a child. I was sold.
In developing this recipe, I used real butter and toasted pecans in addition to the flavoring. I found that adding the caramel flavor, in addition to the butter pecan flavor, rounded out the taste beautifully. I used cashew milk as I like the creamy texture it gives to a chia pudding. Any type of milk will suffice, but be aware that the texture may vary with a different milk.
Butter Pecan Chia Pudding
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 2 1/2 cups cashew milk or milk of preference
- 2 Tablespoons stevia/erythritol sweetener
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon butter pecan natural flavoring
- 1 teaspoon caramel natural flavoring
Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add butter and melt. When butter has stopped foaming, add the pecans and stir frequently until lightly toasted-about 2 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and set toasted pecans aside.
In a blender, add the cashew milk, sweetener, chia seeds, butter pecan flavoring and caramel flavoring. Blend until well-combined.
Add toasted pecans to blender. Pulse blender a few times to chop the nuts. Don't over-blend at this point or you will lose the nutty crunch in the final product.
Pour evenly into desired containers. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
If desired, serve with whipped topping of choice.
Per serving: Calories: 232, Fat: 17.5 grams, Protein: 7.6 grams Net Carbs: 2.0 grams*
*Net Carb calculation does not include sugar alcohol as this does not affect blood sugar.