Vanilla and chia seed dessert

    8 hours 15 min

    Chia seeds form a gel when soaked in liquid so they help to make a dessert similar to tapioca pudding and fill you up! Top the dessert with coconut and raisins or fresh fruit.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 475ml milk
    • 80g chia seeds
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened desiccated coconut (optional)
    • 2 tablespoons raisins (optional)

    Prep:5min  ›  Extra time:8hr10min chilling  ›  Ready in:8hr15min 

    1. Combine milk, chia seeds, sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl; let sit about 10 minutes. Stir the mixture, cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.
    2. Top the dessert with coconut and raisins to serve (optional).

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    This is a nice, healthy recipe that I like to have for breakfast sometimes. I've used regular milk, and I've also used almond milk which turns out really tasty. Instead of sugar I use stevia, and I add about 4 tsp of cocoa powder to make it a chocolate pudding. Berries go really well on top. PS- the more chia you add per amount of liquid, the thicker the pudding is/ the more the chia gells up.  -  26 Jul 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Let this set overnight at most - if left longer it starts to take on a very strong grain taste and the texture goes from tapioca-like to frog egg-like. It gives some variety to the chia menu I suppose. However, if I make it again I'll make a half batch to avoid keeping it around too long.  -  02 Oct 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love this - I usually make it chocolate, and either use coconut sugar or a few tbsp of raw honey. Both are great!  -  24 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)