Updated: Nov 14, 2019
When we were selling baked goods at our farmers market stand a few summers ago, chia oat pudding was one of the items that could be considered a meal instead of just a sweet. Often times if we had been too rushed or too busy in the morning to pack ourselves food for the busy day ahead, we found ourselves snacking on one of our chia oat puddings to get us through the day. This is how we discovered the blessing that is chia oat puddings!
My favorite way to have this recipe is to add some stevia, fresh blueberries and raspberries, and cinnamon. We've tried so many weird, random combinations of add-ins to this recipe and have so far found that you can't really mess it up. From turmeric ginger and banana cacao to lemon cookie and peanut butter chocolate chip, everything seriously works!
This is an amazing recipe to use if you are like us and find yourself rolling out of bed some mornings, trying to find something to grab for breakfast that isn't wrapped in plastic. It can be made the night before with basically zero cleanup and it's magically ready for you in the morning. Plus, who doesn't enjoy being trendy and eating out of a mason jar? Now you can impress your friends, family, and coworkers with just a few minutes of work! ;)
Chia Oat Pudding
½ cup gluten-free oats
1 ½ cups almond milk (or any other milk you prefer)
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
Optional add-ins: berries, nuts and seeds, cinnamon, banana, protein powder, maple syrup
Recommended add-in combinations:
Banana, peanut butter, and walnuts
Flax seed, mixed berries, banana
Semi-sweet chocolate chips, raisins, and almond butter
Lemon zest, coconut flakes, and almonds
Tahini, dried dates, and mixed nuts
Mix together in a mason jar and put in fridge overnight. If you want to add fruit, nuts, seeds, sweetener, or seasoning for added flavor you can do this before or after the pudding has sat in the fridge overnight. I prefer flavoring it before putting it in the fridge so that it can soak up extra flavor and be ready for me to grab and go in the morning!