Weekly Recipe #289: Peanut Butter & Honey Chia Pudding

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By Elizabeth Akerson, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota]

Who doesn’t love pudding, especially when it’s pudding with a nutritional boost?! This recipe has the same creamy texture of regular pudding with some extra omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, minerals and protein from the chia seeds.

Chia seeds are great for making pudding because they absorb water, which results in a ‘pudding like’ consistency when they are mixed with milk.
Chia pudding can be made vegan and dairy-free by using almond milk instead of cow’s milk. It makes for a quick breakfast or midnight snack!

Peanut Butter & Honey Chia Pudding

Adapted from Peanut Butter & Co.

(Serves 6)

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 3 ¼ cups milk or almond milk
  • ¾ cup chia seeds
  • Fresh fruit, nuts or flaked coconut for topping (optional)

Directions:

  1. Whisk the peanut butter and honey together in a medium glass bowl.
  2. Slowly whisk in the milk.
  3. Once the ingredients are well-combined, stir in the chia seeds and whisk together.
  4. Let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so.
  5. Cover and place in the fridge for an hour. Garnish with fruit, nuts or coconut if desired and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Per serving: 240 calories, 12 g total fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 10 g protein, 26 g carbohydrates, 8 g fiber, 95 mg sodium

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