Sunday, June 18, 2017

Chocolate chia seed pudding

This chocolate chia seed pudding is super chocolate-y and healthy for you! Kid-approved, this vegan pudding is a great alternative to dairy versions.

Don't worry, I'm not turning this into a health blog. I just like to try new ingredients occasionally and found some chia seeds at my local supermarket the other day. I like the texture of chia seeds and thought that it would be fun to make some pudding with it.

We are such big chocolate pudding fans that I wanted to try a chia version. Plus I wanted to see if my 7 year old would like it. Well, it turns out that Addie could not get enough of this pudding. She got chocolate all over her face and chia seeds in between her teeth. But she wanted more after she finished the first serving. Little did she know that this pudding was actually good for her.

This no-cook dessert just requires a bit of patience since the chia seeds expand overnight while cooling in the refrigerator. They turn out tapioca-like so it makes for a fun texture. The original recipe contained the wrong chia seed to liquid ratio, so I have corrected it below.

I enjoyed eating this as an afternoon snack and sprinkled mine with some granola for a crunchy texture. You can also eat it plain if that's your thing.

Bon appetit!

Chocolate chia seed pudding 
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons maple syrup (can substitute with honey)
  • 2 cups milk of choice
  • pinch of salt
Directions
In a medium sized bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well until all of the cocoa powder has been incorporated.

Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 6 hours and up to overnight.

Leftovers should be covered and stored in the refrigerator.

Yield: About 4 servings

Source: Barely adapted from Fit Foodie Finds

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