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!
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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.