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Chia Pudding with Granola and Berries


  • Author: Carissa Shaw for Mom Needs Chocolate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Looking for a fresh take on breakfast? Chia Pudding with Granola and Berries is the answer! Creamy homemade chia seed pudding made with all-natural ingredients like coconut milk and agave, then topped with homemade granola and fresh berries for a filling, nutritious, and delicious meal in a bowl.


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Ingredients

Pudding:

  • 2 cups coconut milk (canned coconut milk, not coconut milk for drinking)
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup black chia seeds

Granola:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds (no shell), roasted
  • 1 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup almonds, slivered or sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup all-natural maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Pudding:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, agave, vanilla, and salt until smooth.
  2. Add the chia seeds and mix well.
  3. Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate the pudding for 2 hours, stirring once about halfway through the refrigeration time.
  4. Stir the pudding well, then scoop into bowls and top with granola, fresh fruit and berries.

Granola:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300F degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, sunflower seeds, ground flaxseed, almonds, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In medium mixing bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, brown sugar, oil, agave, and vanilla. Pour the wet mixture over the oat mixture; stir well.
  4. Scoop the granola onto a large greased cookie sheet and gently spread out into a thin layer (do not press down).
  5. Bake the granola at 300F for 18 minutes until golden brown, but not too dark around the edges.
  6. Allow the granola to cool on the baking sheet until room temperature. Break the granola into bite-sized pieces.
  7. Store the granola at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

To create a Chia Pudding with Granola and Berries:

  • Scoop 1/4 of the chia pudding into a bowl
  • Top the pudding with the homemade granola
  • Add fresh fruit and berries of your choice: raspberries, sliced strawberries, blackberries, sliced bananas, blueberries, etc.
  • Add any additional toppings you like: a drizzle of agave or real maple syrup, homemade vegan coconut whipped cream, ground cinnamon or nutmeg, coconut flakes, toasted nuts, etc.
  • Category: vegan, vegetarian, organic, gluten free

Keywords: chia pudding, coconut milk pudding

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