Let me introduce you to your new best friend: chia seeds. (Yes, they are the same seeds from your chia pets growing up.) Chia pudding, made with chia seeds, has a unique texture that some people find a bit spooky, but it isn’t that scary once you give it a try! Chia seeds are low in calories and fat but high in protein, magnesium, potassium, fiber, and omega-3s. These Halloween-themed chia puddings are sure to satisfy your fall sweet tooth.

The Boo-Berry

One of my personal favorites. This pudding tastes like berry pie filling and feels like you’re having dessert for breakfast. Feel free to mix it up and use your favorite berries.

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Equipment 

  • Small pot 
  • Spatula 
  • Measuring spoons
  • 1-2 containers

Ingredients 

  • 2 tbsp of chia seeds 
  • ½ cup raspberries (fresh or frozen) 
  • ¾ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup your favorite non-dairy milk (oat milk recommended)
  • Maple syrup as desired

Instructions 

  • Add raspberries and blueberries to the pan on medium heat and cook until they start to soften. Save a few berries on the side. 
  • Add maple syrup to taste and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until berries break down to a jam-like consistency.
  • Lower to medium-low heat, add non-dairy milk, stir, and let it come up to a simmer.
  • Add chia seeds and remaining berries.
  • Continue stirring occasionally, until all the liquid is absorbed and a thick consistency is reached. When you run the spatula through the mixture you should see the bottom of the pot 
  • Remove from heat and separate into containers 
  • Enjoy hot or cold!

Optional Topping Ideas: nut butter, dried unsweetened coconut, shaved almonds, sliced banana, or granola.  

 

The Frankenstei

If you love green tea like me, then The Frankenstein is the way to go. There are two cooking methods: quick stovetop or in the fridge — overnight oats style. 

Prep time: 3 minutes 

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 13 minutes

Equipment 

  • Small pot (optional)
  • Spatula (optional) 
  • Measuring Spoons
  • 1-2 containers 

Ingredients 

  • 2 tbsp Chia seeds 
  • 1 heaping tbsp Matcha powder 
  • ¾ cup Favorite non-dairy milk (oat milk recommended)
  • Maple syrup  as desired

Instructions: 

Quick Stovetop

  • Pour non-dairy milk, matcha, and maple syrup into pan on medium heat and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.  
  • Add chia seeds and cook until the pudding is thick enough that you can run your spatula through the mixture and see the bottom of the pot. 
  • Seperate in 1-2 containers and enjoy! 

Overnight 

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Separate into 1 or 2 containers.
  • Leave in fridge overnight and enjoy at will!

Optional Topping Ideas: berries, dried coconut, shaved almonds.

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