PB&J Chia Pudding - layers of heavenly flavour with peanut butter chia pudding, vanilla coconut yoghurt and homemade strawberry chia jam. Vegan, refined sugar free and gluten free | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

Posted in Recipes on 10.08.2018

PB&J Chia Pudding

prep: 60 mins / cook: 15 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 1 hour 15 mins / quantity: 4 servings Print recipe?

Confession time – I’ve never had a peanut butter and jelly (jam) sandwich! ? I’ve had plenty of just jam sandwiches but peanut butter wasn’t really a thing in the UK when I was growing up in the 70’s and it’s probably been 30 years since I even had just a jam sarnie!  And while my tastes have sophisticated somewhat since the days of jam sandwiches (thick white bread, sugar laden strawberry jam – oh to be a kid again and not care about carbs or sugar!) I often find myself very fondly remembering the food of my childhood.  Dad and his ‘surprise’ sandwiches (aka whatever was left in the fridge), rice krispie treats, eating your own bodyweight in pick your own strawberries …

PB&J Chia Pudding - layers of heavenly flavour with peanut butter chia pudding, vanilla coconut yoghurt and homemade strawberry chia jam. Vegan, refined sugar free and gluten free | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

We’ve been very privileged to bring you some recipes to highlight the first ever UK grown commercial crop of Chia Seeds thanks to Hodmedods and Fairking British Seeds.  Phil and I have long been fans of this humble little seed and it’s been an absolute honour to among the first to get their hands on them.

There also aren’t many days that go by that peanut butter doesn’t feature somewhere for us – baked oats, shortbread biscuits, truffle tarts, the BEST granola and one of our absolute favourites, these protein bars.  So it seemed a natural progression that we really should, as bona fide peanut butter lovers, try the iconic PB&J combination.

PB&J Chia Pudding - layers of heavenly flavour with peanut butter chia pudding, vanilla coconut yoghurt and homemade strawberry chia jam. Vegan, refined sugar free and gluten free | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

Can’t even begin to tell you how NOT disappointed we were.  This is pure nut buttery heaven.  Add in crunchy, mellow, organic quinoa puffs, creamy dreamy coconut yoghurt and home made super easy strawberry jam and I can eat this for breakfast, lunch AND dinner ? (and probably will).

PB&J Chia Pudding - layers of heavenly flavour with peanut butter chia pudding, vanilla coconut yoghurt and homemade strawberry chia jam. Vegan, refined sugar free and gluten free | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

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PB&J Chia Pudding

prep: 60 mins / cook: 15 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 1 hour 15 mins / quantity: 4 servings

Ingredients

    Strawberry Jam

    • 2 cups (500g) strawberries - fresh or frozen - stalks removed and flesh roughly chopped
    • 1 -2 tblsp maple syrup
    • 2 tblsp Hodmedods Chia Seeds

    Vanilla Chia Pudding

    • 1/4 cup (40g) Hodmedods Chia Seeds
    • 1 tblsp maple syrup
    • 1 cup (220ml) unsweetened almond milk
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

    Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

    • 1/4 cup (40g) Hodmedods Chia Seeds
    • 2 tblsp maple syrup
    • 1 cup (220ml) unsweetened almond milk
    • 1/4 cup (60g) peanut butter

    To serve

    • 4 tblsp coconut yoghurt
    • 16 tblsp Hodmedods Quinoa Puffs

    Instructions

    1. You'll need to start with making the chia pudding - if you've having for breakfast make the day before, if you're having this for dessert you can make in the morning - it just needs several hours for the chia to absorb the liquid and thicken the mixture
    2. For both chia puddings simply put all the ingredients into sealable containers, stir well and put in the fridge for at least 4-6 hours or overnight.  Have one tub for the vanilla pudding and one tub for the peanut butter pudding
    3. For the strawberry jam put the chopped strawberries and maple syrup into a heavy based saucepan and bubble gently over a low heat for around 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    4. Add the chia seeds and bubble for a further 5 minutes before removing from the heat and leaving to cool completely
    5. Once cold store in a sealed container in the fridge
    6. To serve, spoon the peanut butter pudding evenly into 4 serving glasses.  Top with 2 tblsp quinoa puffs in each glass
    7. Mix the vanilla chia pudding with the 4 tblsp coconut yoghurt and spoon that into the 4 glasses.  Top with another 2 tblsp per glass of quinoa puffs
    8. Add a couple of spoonfuls of strawberry jam to each glass, grab a long spoon and enjoy!
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      • Chia pudding is just fab isn’t it! Is it dessert? Is it breakfast? Who cares it’s delicious!! ?

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