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Published December 22, 2018. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.
Start your day off with a delicious perfect breakfast that is easy to make, Chia Seed Pudding Recipe with Apples, Almonds, and Cherries.
With the New Year in full effect, I am doing my darndest to be mindful of what I am eating, so this chia seed pudding recipe was at the top of the recipe list. It’s just so hard sometimes to eat well every day and make time for the gym when you are constantly on the go and have kids.
Not too mention what I do for a living, I cook, a lot and I don’t always get to eat healthy recipes.
Breakfast is something that I take so seriously because I usually eat it around 6 am in the morning in complete darkness, silence and coldness and I want whatever I am eating to be dang good. Pretty much the reason I made this.
This recipe is really really tasty and not-too-mention has a ton of health benefits.
What Are Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are tiny little black seeds that are packed with omega 3’s, fiber and fiber! Obviously, with all those nutrients chia seed pudding makes for the perfect breakfast.
Thousands of years ago, chia seed was a staple in the diets of ancient Mayans and Aztecs. The word chia is derived from the Mayan language, meaning “strength,” and Aztec warriors relied on chia seed to boost energy and increase stamina.
How to Make the Pudding
The pudding is incredibly easy to make and there are a few different ingredients you can use to make it. The first thing you need for this is obviously chia seeds. The next thing on the list is the liquid you would like to cover the seeds with.
I like to use either almond milk or coconut milk, some yogurt, and add a touch of sweetness, like honey when I make this. You can absolutely use things like milk, pea milk, a combo of almond and coconut, I mean it’s totally up to you.
The ratio is about 4 or 5 to 1 liquid to chia seeds for it to be fluffy and perfectly sprouted. Once you’ve covered the seeds in the liquid you simply pop it in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight.
During the winter months I am a huge advocate for buying in season and in the cold months, it’s apples, pears, and citrus and adding them to this. I decided to chop up and throw in an assortment of apples and dried cherries in this. Guess what, in the summertime, I’ll be replacing all of that goodness with fresh berries!
In addition to the apples and dried cherries, I added in some almonds for a nice crunch and a bit more flavor into this. You can absolutely use things like pistachios, pecans or walnuts in this recipe. I think that’s what I like about this so much, you can customize it to work for your tastebuds!
More Breakfast Recipes
If you love this chia seed pudding then be sure to check out my other breakfast recipes!
- Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
- Homemade Gravlax Recipe
- Huevos Rancheros Recipe
- Strawberry, Blueberry and Banana Oat Smoothie Recipe
- How to Make Chilaquiles with Eggs and Chicken for Breakfast
Chia Seed Pudding Recipe with Apples and Cherries
- 2 cups of plain yogurt
- 2 cups of coconut milk
- ¾ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup of honey
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla
- 1 each medium diced golden delicious,, red delicious, granny smith and honey crisp apple
- 1 cup of chopped roasted almonds
- 1 cup of roughly chopped fresh cherries, seeds removed
- In a large bowl whisk together the yogurt, coconut milk, honey, and vanilla and then fold in the chia seeds until everything is completely combined.
- Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- Once the chia seed pudding has been refrigerated overnight, stir and serve.
- Serve with diced assorted apples, almonds and cherries.