One of my favourite things is making something for dessert that can also be had for a healthful breakfast. And this here recipe is one of them. I love chia pudding, the texture, the versatility, the ease of preparing it as well as how nutritious it is!
Benefits of Chia Seeds:
- high in fibre
- source of protein
- source of omega’s
- contain healthy fats
- contain various minerals like calcium and phosphorous
These little guys pack a lot of nutrition and can be added to so many things. I like to add a teaspoon to a bottle of water for a little extra excitement and nourishment as well as to yoghurt and smoothies. But for today, we’re talking about making it the star in it’s very own recipe.
Magic happens when you add chia seeds to any liquid, but especially a creamy one like coconut milk. You could also experiment with almond or cashew milk, but I really like the flavour of the coconut.
In this recipe I added some maple syrup and cinnamon to give it some sweetness and flavour. You can adjust the sweetness to your liking, but because I knew I was going to be having it for breakfast, I chose to go a little light on the sweetness. Because who wants an overly sweet dessert for breakfast? I understand that is highly subjective. You do you.
Now for the layering! Such a fun part of this recipe. I chose to layer this pudding with peanut butter and banana and top with chopped nuts and dark chocolate. But the choice is yours – get creative!
Some other layering/topping options:
- Sliced fruit
- Coconut flakes
- Fruit compote
Have fun with it and let me know what you added to your pudding!
- 6 Tbs chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 1 cup water
- or 2 cups light coconut milk instead of cream and water
- 1 Tbs maple syrup or honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 bananas sliced
- 2 Tbs peanut butter mixed with 1 Tbs coconut oil to thin out
- 1 handful chopped nuts
- 1 handful chopped dark chocolate
- Mix the chia pudding ingredients together well in a bowl. Let sit for a couple minutes then stir again to get rid of any clumpy bits.
- Place in the fridge to set for an hour or two (or overnight if you like).
- In two small bowls or short glasses layer the chia pudding, peanut butter and banana and top with chopped nuts and chocolate.
- Serve before banana goes brown.