Chia and Prune Pudding Recipe

Try Angela Casley's surprisingly easy chia pudding recipe

Chia pudding recipe. Picture / Babiche Martens.

Chia pudding is popular on cafe menus at the moment. You may be surprised how easy it is to make. Be creative and adapt it. Prunes are a favourite addition of mine but dates, banana, cinnamon or berries are also scrumptious. Adding nuts and seeds just before serving gives the pudding a crunchy texture. On its own, without any exciting extras, it reminds me a bit of boarding school years ago.

Serves 4
12 dried prunes
Zest and juice of 1 orange
¾ cup chia seeds
2 cups almond or soy milk
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla
¼ cup chopped hazelnuts
Other options: banana, berries, maple syrup, honey, dates.

1. Place the prunes in a small pot with the orange zest and juice. Heat slowly for 15 minutes until the prunes are soft. Add a little water if needed.

2. Place the chia, milk, cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl. Cover and leave overnight.

3. In the morning fold the prunes through or layer in a bowl. Top with nuts, banana or other fruit.

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