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Recipe: Pecan pie chia seed pudding

Eating Right | Recipes | September 25, 2020
pecan pie chia pudding
Behold...a delicious dessert that helps meets a lot of your daily nutritional needs.

Did you know that two tablespoons of chia seeds contain double the antioxidants of blueberries, 41% of your daily fiber, six times more iron than spinach and six times more calcium than milk? This recipe makes it easy to get a lot of daily nutrients and flavor in one sweet treat. 

4 servings

Ingredients:                                                         

  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ cup chopped toasted pecans

Directions:

In a bowl or blender combine all ingredients except toasted pecans, blend until smooth. Transfer to 4 smaller bowls or leave in a large bowl. 

Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight. Top with toasted pecans just prior to serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):  290 calories, 21g fat, 23g carbohydrates, 11g fiber, 8g protein

From Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute.

Reviewed by PeaceHealth dietitians and nutritionists

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