Almond chia pudding is what I’ve been having for dessert and breakfast pretty much all day every day for the past couple of weeks. But I’m going to be honest with you, it wasn’t always like that, for me chia pudding was a strange thing and I never quite found a recipe that was really good. Until this one.
After a day spent testing one too many recipes (seriously there were a lot of chia puddings in my fridge!) I finally came up with this winning combo, and to say that it’s mind-blowingly good is an understatement.
Because, friends, this tastes like candy – but it’s actually pretty healthy. It’s creamy and not watery at all; it has a sweetness punch that’s not overpowering and the perfect dose of crunchiness to keep things interesting.
And the reason why this is so good? We are not only using almond milk to make the almond chia pudding, we are also using coconut cream, the one that comes in a can and that you can find in the ethnic section of your supermarket. The coconut cream adds a lot of the creaminess and makes this a really velvety and indulgent dessert. Or you can use canned coconut milk and use the cream from the top and save the coconut water for a smoothie. (Make sure the can is cold so it will separate).
Both the milk and the cream are responsible for making this so delicious and I also add a few teaspoons of maple syrup -the grade A one – to give it an extra dose of sweetness. But since the coconut cream is already pretty sweet on its own, you don’t need to add a lot of extras.
And then top everything with almonds – because honestly – they add all the crunchiness that makes this recipe so good. Then I added a bit of shredded coconut, because coconut always makes things better. To make this recipe Clean Eating, use homemade almond milk.
And then it’s just a matter of waiting for the chia seeds to create all the magic while they are sitting in your fridge. Have you tried chia seed pudding before? Please let me know how you like this by commenting below!
I love to make this gluten-free chia pudding at night because it only takes a few minutes to pull it together and it is all ready to eat in the morning. It's also gluten-free, Clean Eating, Dairy-Free and Vegan.