A quick and simple make ahead breakfast, snack or dessert.
COURSE: Breakfast, Dessert
KEYWORD: Make Ahead
YIELD: 1large pudding (or 2 small)
1cupunsweetened milk of choice
1tspmaple syrup, optional
Optional toppings, see below
Diced fresh fruit
Plain or vanilla yogurt
Nut or seed butter
In a medium mixing bowl, add all ingredients (except toppings if using) and whisk together well. Let the mixture stand for about 10 minutes. In this time it will start to thicken up.
Stir again to redistribute the chia seeds evenly. If you plan to portion out into smaller containers and add toppings, do so now. Let the pudding set for at least 2 hours or up to overnight before adding toppings. You can also leave the pudding in the mixing bowl and spoon into serving bowls just before eating.
Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Choose as many toppings as you would like to customize your chia pudding parfait. My personal favourite is layering yogurt on the bottom, followed by chia pudding, then topping with fruit compote.
Use chocolate milk of your choice for a sweet chocolate chia pudding.
Printed from vancitynutrition.com. Recipe developed my Melanie Steele, RD.