Chia Chocolate Pudding - breakfast or dessert? Rich, creamy and chocolatey it's hard to tell it's SO healthy! Vegan and gluten free | thecookandhim.com

Posted in Recipes on 22.01.2018

Chia Chocolate Pudding

prep: 10 mins / cook: 0 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 10 mins / quantity: 2 portions Print recipe?

Don’tcha love food that’s dual purpose?  Food that’s one thing but cleverly disguised as something else.  Like nice-cream pops with a granola crumble topping – looks like dessert while also quietly screaming breakfast!  And, in much the same way as overnight oats, something that you can prepare a day or two in advance and make your mornings deliciously, nutritiously easy!

OR

you can sit with a jar and a spoon in your pj’s at the whole other end of the day watching your favourite Netflix tipple and marvel at how delicious a bona-fide healthy dessert really can be.

Chia Chocolate Pudding - breakfast or dessert? Rich, creamy and chocolatey it's hard to tell it's SO healthy! Vegan and gluten free | thecookandhim.com

I’ve made this stuff so many times now – assumed everyone knew about this beyond easy breakfast/dessert thing was to make.  But, just in case, this is our go to recipe for a rich, creamy, chocolatey, peanut buttery concotion.

A bit like vegan cheese, raw cacao powder can also be a bit hit and miss.  Sometimes it’s incredibly bitter and requires you to add more sweet stuff than you’d probably like.  But sometimes it’s full of chocolate flavour and richness and if it wouldn’t take ALL the moisture out of your mouth you could eat it straight off the spoon!  Revolution Foods Cacao Powder is exactly the latter.  The intoxicating smell hits you as soon as you open the bag.  If you’ve never tried raw cacao, only ever using cocoa powder, I urge you to try it.  It has the most incredible depth of flavour and warmth.

Chia Chocolate Pudding - breakfast or dessert? Rich, creamy and chocolatey it's hard to tell it's SO healthy! Vegan and gluten free | thecookandhim.com

Raw cacao powder is made by cold-pressing unroasted cacao beans.  The process keeps the living enzymes and removes the fat (cacao butter)

Cocoa looks the same but it’s not.  Cocoa powder is raw cacao that’s been roasted at high temperatures.  This changes the molecular structure of the bean, reducing the enzyme content and lowering the overall nutritional value.

Chia Chocolate Pudding - breakfast or dessert? Rich, creamy and chocolatey it's hard to tell it's SO healthy! Vegan and gluten free | thecookandhim.com

You also don’t need as much to make something that’s chocolatey rich and wickedly healthy with very little effort.  And if you get to eat what looks like dessert for breakfast I call that winning at life ?

Chia Chocolate Pudding - breakfast or dessert? Rich, creamy and chocolatey it's hard to tell it's SO healthy! Vegan and gluten free | thecookandhim.com

Here are some items I used to make today’s recipe.

Mason Cash Jug | Wooden Spoon | Milk Bottle | Clip Lip Jar|
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Chia Chocolate Pudding

prep: 10 mins / cook: 0 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 10 mins / quantity: 2 portions

Ingredients

  • 3 tblsp Revolution Foods Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 cup Revolution Foods Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tblsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tblsp smooth peanut butter

Optional

  • fresh berries, sliced banana, Revolution Foods Cacao Nibs

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients - except the optional ones - into a medium bowl or jug and stir until everything is very well incorporated
  2. Put into the fridge for at least a couple of hours or overnight until the 'pudding' is set
  3. Eat straight out of the bowl or pretty it up with some fresh berries, banana and crunchy cacao nibs!
Chia Chocolate Pudding

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