Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

This creamy vegan chia seed pudding with date paste is made with creamy Greek yogurt, nutty coconut milk, and plump chia seeds, topped with a rich, naturally sweet, lemon and cinnamon-infused date paste.

This recipe cannot be any healthier for you-Medjool dates are rich in fiber, Greek yogurt is packed with protein and chia seeds are loaded with calcium, manganese, and heart-healthy omega 3’s.

Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

Chia pudding has become one of my favourite recipes for breakfast and snacks, mainly because it is so delicious and healthy, but also because the recipe is foolproof!

I often whip this pudding together in the evening and let it sit overnight in the fridge. This is when the magic happens-the tiny, crunchy chia seeds soak up all the creamy yogurt and milk and transform into gelatinous little pearls.

Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

All you have to do is remove the chia pudding from the fridge in the morning, mix in your favourite ingredients, in this case the date paste, and serve! My kids love this chia seed pudding with date paste (even more so when I serve it as a parfait) and I love that it is so healthy for them.

On that note, no more excuses for sugary breakfast cereals for the kids nor the age-old affirmation, ‘I don’t have any time to make breakfast in the morning.’

Moms and dads can make this chia pudding the night before, store in a small mason jar in the fridge overnight, and pop in your lunch bag the following morning!

Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

Here are some other delicious chia seed pudding recipes:
Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears
Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding
Strawberry Cheesecake Chia Pudding
Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

2015-09-23
: About 2 cups
: 5 min

This creamy vegan chia seed pudding with date paste is made with creamy Greek yogurt, nutty coconut milk, and plump chia seeds, topped with a rich, naturally sweet, lemon and cinnamon-infused date paste. This recipe cannot be any healthier for you-Medjool dates are rich in fiber, Greek yogurt is packed with protein and chia seeds …

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Ingredients
    1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbs. raw honey or other liquid sweetener
  • For the date paste:
  • 1 cup Medjool dates (pitted) + 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
Directions

Soak the dates in the water overnight or for at least 6-8 hours. Set aside at least 1/2 cup of the soaking water before draining the dates. Mix the chia seeds, yogurt and milk in a medium bowl until combined then store in the fridge overnight or for at least 6-8 hours in order to allow the chia seeds to completely soften.

Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

To make the date paste, transfer the dates to a small blender with the lemon zest, cinnamon, salt, and 1/4 cup of soaking water, and puree until smooth and creamy. Continue to add more water if necessary, depending the on desired consistency of the date paste.

Layer the chia pudding and the date paste in a small serving bowl and serve garnished with more chia seeds, lemon zest, or pumpkin seeds.

Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

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