three small jars of chia seed pudding topped with caramel, chopped dried banana and cacao nibs
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Healthy Caramel Chia Seed Pudding

Not your average Chia Seed Pudding! This one is blended until smooth & creamy then layered up with healthy date caramel. Add some crunchy toppings of choice & you have a delicious, protein packed & filling breakfast, snack or dessert!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: gluten-free, low calorie, oil-free, vegan
Servings: 4 smalll serving
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Melanie McDonald

Ingredients

  • 60g / ⅓ cup chia seeds *
  • 240mls / 1 cup light coconut milk , (use the rest of the can when making the date caramel
  • 60mls / ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup , or adjust to taste
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 batch Date Caramel , or 1 cup of any other caramel

Instructions

  • Mix the chia seeds, coconut milk, water, vanilla, maple syrup and salt together (if you are blending the pudding then you can do this in the blender jar). 
  • Blend until smooth then transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Overnight is best and up to a week is ok. 
  • Layer up in jars with the Date Caramel either right before serving or in advance. 
  • Sprinkle with toppings of choice just before serving. 

Notes

*I like to use white chia seeds if I am blending my pudding so it doesn't end up a dirty grey colour. If you aren't blending it, or don't care about the colour feel free to use black! 
Chia Seed pudding will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to one week. 
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Calories are calculated using ¼ batch of the Date Caramel per serving but this is pretty generous and you may well have some leftover.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4.4g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 205mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 2% | Calcium: 15% | Iron: 19%