Pumpkin is an awesomely nutritious food, and pairs so well with sweet and flavorful spices. This recipe combines everything good about pumpkin pie into a indulgent and nutritious dish.
Add pumpkin, milk, spices and sweeten to a bullet or blender. Blend several seconds until smooth.
Pour contents of the blender into a jar. Add chia seeds. Cover jar with lid. Agitate until seeds are suspended in the liquid.
Place in fridge for at least 10 minutes (longer the better). Shake jar several times while waiting, and before serving.
Remove from the fridge, pour into a bowl, and top with crystallized ginger and pecans or whatever toppings you choose.
If you want to use a full can (1-3/4 cups) of pumpkin you can just double the recipe and the results will be pretty much the same.
For a thicker pudding you can add another 1/2-1 tbsp of chia seeds - mix well.