This pudding recipe is an absolute winner in our household!! Those of you with multiple children that can’t seem to synchronize their taste buds will understand how victorious it is when everyone, including a picky husband ( singing praises that mine isn’t), can come together and say “this is great, can I have more?”…..someone cue the Hallelujah chorus. Ahhh, feels great, doesn’t it? These are the moments we live for, they are the moments that keep us from going insane 😉
This recipe was adapted from my chocolate chia pudding which is also a winner but I was looking for a little variety.
Vanilla Chia pudding is so versatile. You can dress it up or down with whatever you have on hand- fruit, nuts, seeds, coconut or you can even add in a nut or seed butter.
This pudding was turned into a delicious breakfast treat for Valentines Day. And of course I had to add some red and pink to it. To me, it tasted like I was eating strawberries and whipped cream…….who wouldn’t want that for breakfast? ♥♥ 🙂
Vanilla Chia Pudding
1/2 cup plus 3 Tbsps of chia seeds
1 1/2 cups of full fat coconut milk
1/2 to 1 cup of your favorite milk alternative, we used organic non GMO soy milk
4 Tbsps of pure maple syrup or 3-4 tsps. of Stevia to sweeten
1 1/4 tsp of pure vanilla
pinch of sea salt
Place chia seeds and stevia, if using, into a medium sized glass bowl (with a lid) or large mason jar. Then add your milk, vanilla, maple syrup and sea salt.
Next, stir to combined. Make sure there aren’t any clumps of chia seeds. Let it sit for a half an hour and then stir again. Repeat this one more time, this will ensure there is an even consistency. If left without being stirred, the chia seeds tend to for clump together at the top, leaving some of the liquid at the bottom or vice versa. If using a mason jar, place the lid on it and give it a shake a couple times instead.
Place in the fridge for 3-6 hours or make ahead the night before if you are wanting to make this for breakfast.
If your pudding turns out a little thinner than you’d prefer, add 1-2 tsp of chia seeds until desired thickness. Be sure to wait a bit because it takes a little while for the seeds to plump up. If your pudding ends up being too thick, add milk of choice until desired consistency.
Hope you enjoy!!