I was at Costco the other day and was wandering through the frozen section when I came across a sample booth for Chia Seed pudding. I’d had chia seeds before, but I’d never had chia seed pudding.
So of course I was questioning this food in my mind. “Pudding?” “Chia Seeds?” “Is this actually pudding or some health food derivative?”
I had a choice between Banana and vanilla. Or, if you keep up with my blog, you know the only real choice was vanilla. I hesitantly picked up the sample, scooped up a glob of this “pudding” with my tiny little spork, and tasted the pudding.
Damn was it good.
Of course, since it was healthy and tasty, it cost an arm and a leg. $16 for 8 pudding cups. Half of which were banana, and half of which were vanilla.
That’s exactly when I thought to myself, “I’m going to make this at home.”
After a marathon grocery shopping sesh, I was still determined to make this pudding. So, I did. And it tastes exactly like what I had in the store.
Don’t be put off by it’s texture. It just tastes like vanilla! Chia seeds don’t have a taste. And in the pudding, they well up like tapioca. It’s awesome.
Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
Makes about 3 servings
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp maple syrup or honey (You could use two if you want, I won’t tell ;))
- A pinch of cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
In a mixing bowl, add in the coconut milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and stir. Then, add in the chia seeds. Stir well to make sure there aren’t any clumps.
Cover the mixing bowl with cling wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Overnight is best.
That’s it! Serve as is or top with fruit (strawberries are my go-to choice), granola, chocolate chips, or whatever your heart desires.
This recipe was fast and easy!Yum