Chia and prune pudding
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by 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.
|1||Orange, zest and juice|
|¾ cup||Chia seeds|
|2 cups||Almond milk, or soy milk|
|¼ cup||Chopped hazelnuts|
- 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.
- Place the chia, milk, cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl. Cover and leave overnight.
- In the morning fold the prunes through or layer in a bowl. Top with nuts, banana or other fruit.