Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding
Six simple ingredients for this luscious breakfast – or is that dessert? Actually, it can be either or both! It feels incredibly decadent yet is actually healthy…
The prep time is truly almost instant BUT the ingredients need to party together to make it set nicely. So make it the night before. In the morning, take it from the fridge and add anything else you might fancy, eg berries, banana, vegan granola (honey-free) – or a mixture of all three. Lush!
Chia seeds aren’t just a trendy new ingredient – they are full of calcium, a good source of protein and are ace in dishes like this one or in a hot porridge. Although they might seem expensive, they go a long way – and supermarket own-brands can be much cheaper. Find them in large supermarket branches, health food shops and the like – Aldi sells them in its new, budget superfoods section!
(They can also be used as an egg-replacer in baking – soak them first. They work the same as flaxmeal)
NB Allergy alert
Chia seeds are safe for those with regular nut allergies unless they have a specific allergy to chia seeds themselves! However, those with tree nut allergies (eg peanuts/coconut) need to buy their chia from companies who don’t use mixed production lines. Whole chia seeds are probably the safest. Pressed or ground chia seeds may be processed in a plant that also processes tree nuts or coconut and thus carries the risk of contaminating the processed chia. Any such contamination can trigger a severe allergic reaction in those who have a severe allergy to tree nuts or coconut.
* Nutritional information per serving.
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We offer ingredient quantities for 1 serving, 2 servings and 4 servings.
Prep is very short but it needs 4 hours+ or overnight chilling time in the fridge.
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