Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

Superfood chia seeds and creamy coconut milk marry in this vegan and Paleo-friendly coconut chia pudding with caramelized pears.

This wholesome, raw pudding can be served like a traditional panna cotta, creamy and smooth, topped off with some warm, naturally-sweetened coconut-caramelized pears.

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

This rich pudding is a make-ahead, wholesome treat that will fill you up on fiber, anti-inflammatory omega 3’s, and one that will save you time on busy mornings. It’s guilt-free and packed with goodness, a treat that you can feel good about feeding the kids.

I often make a huge batch of chia pudding at the beginning of the week then add a variety of toppings each day to create an array of mouth-watering variations. My kids love these; Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding, Strawberry Cheesecake Chia Pudding, and Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait.

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

The beauty of chia pudding, besides being uber-healthy, is that it only takes minutes to prepare. Soaking the crunchy chia seeds makes them literally transform before your very eyes, as they turn into plump, tapioca-like pearls.

Simply mix the ingredients the night before, pop in the fridge, and rest-assured that you have a healthy, delicious breakfast ready for you and the kids in the morning.

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

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!

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

2015-08-30
: About 3 cups
: 5 min
: 10 min

Superfood chia seeds and creamy coconut milk marry in this vegan and Paleo-friendly coconut chia pudding with caramelized pears. This wholesome, raw pudding can be served like a traditional panna cotta, creamy and smooth, topped off with some warm, naturally-sweetened coconut-caramelized pears. This rich pudding is a make-ahead, wholesome treat that will fill you up on …

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Ingredients
    1 cup sweetened coconut milk
  • 3 tbs. chia seeds
  • 1-2 tbs. unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)
  • 2 medium organic pears of choice, core removed and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbs. extra virgin coconut oil or butter
  • 2 tbs. pure maple syrup + 1 tbs. for the chia pudding
Directions

Combine the coconut milk, chia seeds, cinnamon, coconut flakes, and 1 tablespoon of the maple syrup in a large bowl. Set in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours or until the chia seeds have tripled in size and are soft and gelatinous.

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

Peel the pears, then core and slice thinly. Heat the coconut oil in a medium frying pan on medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add the pears and saute for 8-10 minutes or until fork tender.

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

Remove the chia pudding from the fridge and top with the warm caramelized pears and a sprinkle of coconut flakes, and additional chia seeds, if desired. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

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