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Last Fall I attended an HR-sponsored brown bag nutrition workshop about quick and healthy breakfasts. A lot of the stuff I knew and implemented already, but they demo’d how to make chia pudding and gave samples.
I have used chia in smoothies, but how had I never tried chia pudding before?? It is so dang delicious! These little seeds swell up with liquid to form such a smooth texture that’s packed with protein and fiber. That first bite sold me and I’ve since made them for breakfasts, snacks and dessert.
These are especially great for moms who need something quick for the whole fambam. It takes maybe 5 minutes to put together at night and then it’s ready in the morning. I make a batch of it that will last several days in the fridge. I also may or may not use it as my daughter’s potty training treat.
I have experimented with a few different combinations and it is always tasty, even if my liquid to chia portion is a bit off at times. I still think the first recipe I had is my favorite and wanted to share it with you all. They didn’t attribute it to any particular source, but it’s very similar to the recipe from A Saucy Kitchen so I wanted to make sure this was credited back to her. Enjoy!
[recipe title=”The Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding” servings=”6″ time=”5 mins” difficulty=”easy”description=”A quick, delicious and nutritious chia pudding to add to your morning, snack or dessert routine.”] Adapted from: A Saucy Kitchen
– 2 c milk, any kind (I prefer either whole or unsweetened almond)
– 1/3 to 1/2 c chia seeds, depending on your consistency preference (If your store doesn’t have bulk bins, I like Bob’s Red Mill)
– 6 TBSP cocoa powder
– 1.5 TSP vanilla extract
– 4 TBSP peanut butter, or any nut butter
– 3-4 TBSP maple syrup or honey
1. Mix all of the ingredients together. I like to add peanut butter last since it gets a little sticky.
2. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Give it a good stir again right before you go to bed so the seeds that may have sunk a little bit get redistributed.
3. Add toppings if desired.
Then commence with the face stuffing! How do you use chia seeds?