There are so many overnight chia pudding recipes floating around right now, it’s hard to tell which ones are worth trying. Let me tell you right now– this recipe has it all! It’s light, healthy, and has just the right amount of sweetness- perfect for breakfast or a mid afternoon pick-me-up.
Chia seeds are amazing little things! Packed with more calcium than cow’s milk, more omega 3’s than salmon and more antioxidants than blueberries, it’s no wonder they’ve really gained in popularity over the past few years. I use chia seeds in all kinds of ways, but one of my favourite things to eat them is in this pudding. Matched with a fruity, sweet pear and fig compote, my wholesome little seeds really have the chance to shine as the star of my morning breakfast routine.
Soaking the chia in almond milk and date syrup adds a nice amount of sweetness, as well as an extra bit of calcium. While the date syrup adds enough sweetness already, I like topping my chia pudding with fruit compote to add another layer of flavour. Cranberries add a nice amount of tartness, but when cooked down slightly with ultra sweet fruit like apples, pears, and figs, they lend balance to the finished compote and make it a bright, rich, appealing colour (we eat with our eyes first, so don’t be afraid to use all the colour you can in your cooking!).
This chia pudding is sweet enough for even my kids to enjoy on a morning, but healthy and light enough to eat every day! For a fun twist, try adding blueberries and almonds, or sliced bananas and coconut flakes. Breakfast should be fun- it is, after all, the most important meal of the day! Eat well to live well!
- 10 tbs Chia Seeds
- 250 ml Almond milk
- 3-4 tbs Date syrup
- 2 pears
- 3 figs
- 1 apple
- 1/2 cranberries
- 3-4 tbsp honey
1. Soak the chia seeds in almond milk and date syrup overnight.
2. To make the compote, chop the fruit into small chunks, and cook them in a little water on low heat until they’ve softened slightly, about 20 minutes.
3. Once cooked, add a touch of honey for added sweetness.
4. Pour the compote over the chia pudding before serving.