I was at a nice cafe a few weeks ago, and I saw chia pudding, for $4. I read the ingredients, and, considering there were only a handful, it got me thinking, how hard can this possibly be to make at home? The answer is… super super easy. Chia pudding is basically the easiest thing to make. The best thing about it is that chia is really healthy, and there isn’t any added sugar. All of the sweetness is derived from the banana.
I’ve tried this recipe with a bunch of substitutions – adding different fruits, adding unsweetened cocoa to make it “chocolate pudding”, and various types of milk. The recipe holds pretty well.
As for the recipe below, Lucas scarfed this down (all three times we served it), and demanded more. And, I can’t stress this enough: it is the easiest to make.
I use an immersion blender, but it’s not really critical – you can mix by hand if needed!
Let me know if you try it, and what you (or the toddler!) think!
1 cup milk (I use coconut milk, but any milk would do)
2 tablespoons nut butter (I used peanut butter). My great friend Lauren suggested sunflower seed butter if you want to send it to school.
3 tablespoons to 1/3 cup chia (the more chia you use, the thicker it will be)
Blend banana, milk, and peanut butter together. Stir in chia. Refrigerate overnight.
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