Tuesday, April 21, 2015

{Recipe ReDux} Pantry staples: Chocolate peanut butter chia pudding

Go through your pantry, cupboards, freezer, or fridge; what ‘treasures’ have you found? Pick an ingredient/spice/condiment that’s been hanging out for a while and give it the attention it needs. Share a healthy recipe made using your new-found pantry prize.

This month's Recipe ReDux challenge was a fun one - what ingredient or project has been lurking in the shadows of your pantry? I had some chia seeds that I had purchased with good intentions only to be shoved behind this and that in my tiny cupboard (someday I'll have a real pantry!).

Chia seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and fun. They quickly thicken liquids and make fun puddings and smoothies.

This whole pudding can be made in a jar - very kid friendly :)

Chocolate peanut butter chia pudding
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup milk (your choice!)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or sweetener of your choosing)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  1. Place all ingredients in a jar and shake until thoroughly combined. 
  2. Chill in fridge until thickened. Serves two!
Note: this recipe makes a very thick pudding. Add more milk if you would like a thinner consistency.

Serving suggestions: place a dollop of pudding over sliced bananas for a sweet breakfast or dessert. Feel free to garnish with chopped peanuts and/or chocolate shavings.

1 comment:

  1. Ok admittedly I've only tried chia pudding once and it was just OK but if you are adding chocolate and peanut butter, now that's a whole other story :)


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