Chia Seed Pudding

Our family has been sprinkling chia seeds on yogurt and cereal for quite some time, but it wasn't until my girlfriend Kimberly told me about her kids' love of her chia seed pudding that I decided to try using them in a new way.

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Chia seeds are known for their high level of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidant properties, but how do those hard little granular chia seeds produce a pudding so creamy, rich, and well, pudding-like? When mixed with liquid chia seeds expand and take on a different texture, like gelatin.

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Adding just three other simple ingredients to them results in this healthy dessert which is full of vanilla and honey in every bite. I use full fat cow's milk for this recipe, but it works well with rice, almond, and most other kinds of milk.

"Ch-ch-ch-chia!" Chia seed pudding, that is!

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Chia Seed Pudding (serves 4 )

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk (almond, rice, soy or cow’s milk)
  • 1/4 cup honey, maple syrup or agave
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds

Preparation

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, honey and vanilla. Add the chia seeds and stir to combine.

2. Refrigerate 4 hours, stirring once halfway through.

3. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Accompaniments

cut up mango, berries or chopped peaches

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.