CHIA PUDDING

The chia seeds when mixed with a liquid they swell a lot and help us create desserts of different consistencies.


But what is the correct relationship between liquids and chia seeds?

Much depends on the liquid you want to use, I suggest you my way of creating spoon desserts of different textures

  • 18% chia seeds on the liquid (18 gr of chia seeds on 100 ml of liquid of your choice) It is the right choice for a thick and creamy pudding, especially if you use fatter milk such as coconut milk.
  • 18% chia seeds on the liquid (18 gr of chia seeds on 100 ml of liquid of your choice) per create a medium level consistency.
  • 9% chia seeds on the liquid (9 gr of chia seeds on 100 ml of liquid of your choice) t will give you a much softer chia pudding, to which you may also want to add cereal flakes.

Today I share the recipes of two puddings that I often prepare especially for “breakfast”. One fruit s pudding and one chocolate pudding, they are just the bases to be enriched with what you like most:

  • fruits fresh and dried
  • nuts
  • oil seeds
  • spices
  • granola

I prepare them using an unfiltered cereal milk which makes the pudding particularly dense and not suitable for adding cereal flakes or muesli.

Cereal flakes milk

This is the dose for 4 puddings of the size you see in my image:

  • 500 ml water
  • 50 g of cereal flakes

How to make cereal flakes milk

Soak the cereal flakes, you can choose the type of soaking that is most congenial to you:

  • super fast” mode, soaking in hot water for 1 hour
  • “I’m super organized” mode, soaking in cold water for 8-10 hours.

After the soaking time, the cereal flakes will be soft and can be blended with an immersion mixer.

You can filter the milk by lining a colander with a tea towel, in this case I have not done it I preferred a denser milk.

Chia pudding with fruit

  • 250 ml of cereal flakes milk
  • 15 g chia seeds
  • 10 g pumpkin seeds
  • 12 g dried apricots (3 dried apricots)
  • 70 g green apple (with the peel cut into small pieces)
  • zest of 1 lemon grated
  • zest of 1 orange grated
  • a pinch of salt (optional)

How to prepare fruit chia pudding

Soak all the ingredients in the cereal milk.

Mix well.

Wait for the chia seeds to do their job by thickening the pudding, it will take 30 minutes, even better if you prepare it the night before and leave it to rest in the refrigerator.

Chocolate chia pudding

  • 250 ml of cereal flakes milk
  • 15 g chia seeds
  • 16 g of goji berries
  • 50 g chopped dried plums
  • 20 g of cocoa without sugar
  • 15 g of dark chocolate coarsely chopped (mine is 99% cocoa)
  • 5 ml of tamari (optional)

How to make chocolate chia pudding

Mix all the ingredients well in the cereal milk.

Chia seeds will swell by thickening the pudding in 30 minutes.

You can prepare it the night before and leave it to rest in the refrigerator.

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