Vanilla Chia & Cinnamon Pudding

This chia pudding is a perfect afternoon snack or dessert. [Note to my British readers: this is more like a tapioca or rice pudding, but so much better than anything you were ever given for school dinner.] It’s rich and creamy and you can add in lots of different spices depending on the season and your mood.  We’ve been making this a lot this month in our house. I am a mama to a very picky eater but surprisingly this pudding is one of my son’s very favorite things to eat.  It’s great to make a batch like this and have it in the fridge for an impromptu dessert or snack whenever needed. Chia seeds are full of omega 3s, antioxidants and fiber. Serve with some seasonal fruit and seeds for extra nutrients too.

Vanilla Chia Seed pudding

Vanilla Chia Seed pudding

Vanilla Chia Pudding 

5 tablespoons chia seeds
2 cups almond milk (here’s a recipe for how to make your own almond milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (to taste)

{Other ideas: use different spices such as ginger or cardamom. Serve with freshly chopped fruit such as pear, mango or apple and seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower}

1. In a glass container, mix in all the ingredients and give them a good stir so that the chia seeds are covered in the milk.

2. Seal the container and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Feel free to adjust the amount of almond milk or chia seeds depending on how you like the texture.