If you love apple pie, then you are going to love my new Apple Pie Chia Seed Pudding. This recipe is great when you are sick of bacon and eggs and want a sweet morning treat. Additionally, this chia seed pudding also serves as an amazing dessert or kid friendly snack.
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Chia seed pudding is one of my all time favorite swaps for regular oatmeal. It is creamy, has an amazing texture and is super filling. Most importantly, you can make this pudding the night before. This makes for the perfect and easy grab and go breakfast for those crazy mornings.
With Thanksgiving being next week, this recipe would be a great addition to your traditional holiday menu. I love adding new things each year to our traditional menu to spice things up a bit.
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Using fresh ingredients while sticking to a budget is something that is very important to me. My favorite place to shop for this specific recipe and our weekly groceries, is curled up on the couch. My little helper, Eloise will sit with me and help pick out our groceries for the week. She loves this time together and so do I. Walmart really does make it super easy and convenient for you to get everything you need all while living healthy and on a budget.
Is chia seed pudding really healthy?
Depending on the ingredients you use, chia seed pudding can be a great addition to your diet. As long as you are not loading it down with a ton of sugar, then you are good to go. Chia seeds have a high amount of protein and a low carbohydrate count, so it’s a great for people struggling with blood sugar levels. We live pretty much dairy free, so I use almond milk with my chia seeds and it keeps the calorie count minimal.
Is chia seed pudding Paleo, Keto and Whole30 compliant?
Chia seeds are great to add in Paleo, Keto and Whole30 cooking. However, this speicific recipe would only be considered Paleo. According to the Whole30 website, it states, “These “seeds” aren’t the same botanical family of seeds that we eliminate with grains and legumes, so that makes them fine to eat during your Whole30. Chia isn’t likely to cause you any serious trouble, but it’s not the omega-3 super-food it’s made out to be, either. We explain why in It Starts With Food, but in summary, chia should be treated like any other nut and consumed in limited quantities.”
However, while completing a Whole30, it might be best to stir clear from making pudding with chia seeds because it’s like recreating oatmeal or cereal. This can easily awaken your sugar dragon and bring on.
Although chia seed pudding isn’t recommended for Whole30, it’s a great addition to your Keto and Paleo diet and lifestyle. When I get sick of eating eggs, I usually whip some of this pudding up the night before and it makes an easy grab and go breakfast option. Especially this recipe, it almost taste like a cobbler and can even serve as a tasty dessert!
What are the benefits of chia seeds?
Not only are chia seeds yummy to eat, but they also have a lot of nutrients that may support weight loss . Even though these seeds look little, there are full of protein, antioxidants, fiber, iron and omega-3 fatty acid. Additionally, it studies have shown that it could lower risk of heart disease, inflammation and even help reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
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Love this recipe? Be sure to try my other favorite apple recipes below:
Apple Crumble Bars
Apple Pie No Bake Bites
A thick and creamy chia seed pudding topped with apple pie filling. This is a perfect Paleo breakfast, snack or dessert.
Chia Seed Pudding
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 3 tbsp monk fruit sweetener (or sub maple syrup)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 cups chopped apples, peeled (or 3 medium apples)
- 1 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tsp arrowroot flour
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 tsp lemon juice
Chia Seed Pudding
- Add the monk fruit sweetener, salt, vanilla and unsweetened almond milk to a bowl. Add in the 1/2 cup chia seeds and mix together until combined and smooth.
- Allow to sit in the fridge overnight or at least 3 hours until the mixture becomes thick and creamy like pudding.
Apple Pie Filling
- Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Peel and chop apples.
- In the saucepan add all the ingredients except for the arrowroot flour to the pan and stir with a spoon. Allow mixture to heat for 3 minutes, then add the arrowroot flour, stir until combined and cook until mixture becomes thick.
- Add the chia seed pudding to a cup or dish of choice and add desired amount of apple pie filling to the top. Enjoy!
*If you are looking to make this lower sugar, feel free to swap out for low carb and low sugar sweeteners of choice. Try Monk Fruit, Swerve or Stevia.
*Chia seed pudding will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- Category: Breakfast/Dessert
Keywords: Chia Seed Pudding, Chia, Pudding, Paleo Desserts, Paleo Breakfast