Vanilla Chia Pudding With Apple Compote

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This delicious gluten-free vanilla chia pudding holds no boundaries. You can enjoy the chia pudding for breakfast, snack or a dessert. The combination of creamy coconut milk, vanilla, apples and cinnamon will keep you coming back for more.

To make this vanilla chia pudding, I used coconut milk that includes a sweetener and vanilla. However, you can also use unsweetened coconut milk and add your preferred sweetener and vanilla.

 

chia pudding

 

Chia pudding is probably one of the easiest and healthiest puddings to make. The pudding is made simply by mixing the chia seeds with milk and flavours. Then they chia pudding is chilled overnight, which gives it that pudding texture.

 

apple compote

 

how to make the apple compote?

The apple compote topping is made with fresh apples, fresh lemon juice, maple syrup, cinnamon and water. The apples are briefly cooked until they become softened, and the compote thickens. Once the compote is chilled, and the chia pudding thickened, you are ready to serve the pudding.

to serve,

Divide the vanilla chia pudding into serving bowls and top with the delicious cinnamon apple compote. You can also add various toppings such as nuts and pomegranate seeds to make this chia pudding a real treat.

Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients that include calcium, iron, protein, fiber and magnesium and incorporating this tiny seed in your diet will promote a healthy body. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups organic vanilla coconut milk (not canned) (if you don't have vanilla coconut milk, user plain coconut milk and add 1 tsp. of pure vanilla extract and 2 Tbsp. of pure maple syrup)
  • ½ cup organic, gluten-free dark chia seeds
  • FOR THE COMPOTE
  • 1 large apple, cored, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp. GF arrowroot flour/starch
  • ½ tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • Instructions

  • Using a glass bowl, combine chia seeds with coconut milk, cover and refrigerate overnight
  • FOR THE COMPOTE
  • Using a small saucepan, whisk together water, arrowroot and cinnamon. Stir in apples, lemon juice and maple syrup
  • While stirring cook the apples over medium heat until they slightly soften about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
  • Transfer to a glass bowl and refrigerate
  • To serve, divide the pudding into serving bowls and top with apple compote. You can add other toppings such as walnuts, pecans, almonds or pomegranate seeds


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