Chia pudding with peanut butter and jelly that tastes pretty awesome like a yummy sandwich! But I have changed a couple things. I'm using homemade blueberry puree for the jelly and almond butter for the peanut butter. Also, I'm adding chopped pistachios on top, and I know you're going to love it!
As an avid breakfast enthusiast, I love making chia pudding with different flavors to keep things interesting. In fact, one of the very first "healthy basics" recipes I shared on this website was a tutorial on how to make chia seed pudding. I suspect it was a hit because of the delicious strawberry puree I paired it with, along with the creamy chia pudding. Today, I'm excited to share a new twist on chia pudding - a peanut butter and jelly version!
Trust me, it's just as delicious as it sounds. For this recipe, I am adding homemade almond butter and blueberry puree to the mix and topping it off with tons of fresh berries and chopped pistachios for some added crunch. This breakfast bowl is not only tasty but also packed with nutrients from chia seeds, berries, and nuts. Plus, it's a great way to switch up your morning routine and try something new. So why not give it a try and let me know what you think?
How Do You Make Chia Pudding
Making chia pudding is one of my favorite breakfast hacks because it's incredibly easy and versatile. All you need is ½ cup of chia seeds and 2 cups of milk (dairy or dairy-free), and you're good to go. In my original chia seed pudding video, I used coconut milk, but today I am using my homemade cashew milk, and I have to say, I am loving this version even more! After mixing the chia seeds with the milk, it's important to let it sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes and give it a good stir.
Here's my pro tip: don't forget to stir it one more time before placing it in the fridge for at least three hours to ensure there are no seeds stuck to the bottom. Once you have got your base chia pudding ready, it's time to get creative with toppings and layers. Today, I am adding homemade almond butter (which takes only one minute to make in my trusty Vitamix) and a quick blueberry puree for some fruity goodness.
I am finishing it off with more fresh berries and a sprinkle of chopped pistachios for added texture and a pop of color. The best part about chia pudding is that it's so versatile you can switch up the toppings and flavors to your liking. So go ahead and experiment with different fruits, nuts, and spreads to create your own unique version of this delicious breakfast treat!
How Long Does it Take to Make Chia Pudding?
It depends on how thick you would want your chia pudding. I often let mine sit overnight since I prefer mine very thick. But if you like a thinner consistency or if you're simply impatient to consume it, I would suggest it's better to wait 3 to 4 hours. Feel free to delve in after it has reached the consistency you choose. Chia pudding is an excellent addition to a food plan. Chia pudding may be prepared in bulk on a Sunday so that you have it available all week.
How Long Will Chia Pudding Stay Good in the Fridge?
In the refrigerator, chia pudding will remain fresh for around 5 days. Moreover, you can easily thin it down by stirring in some milk if you notice that it thickens up a bit too much over time.
How to Refrigerate Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding:
A container that is airtight should contain the prepared chia pudding. Place the container in the refrigerator after sealing it. Up to five days of chia pudding storage in the fridge are possible.
How to Freeze Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding:
A container that is airtight should contain the prepared chia pudding. Place the container in the freezer after sealing it. For up to three months, chia pudding may be kept in the freezer.
How to Reheat Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding (If Required):
Place the chia pudding in a bowl that can be used in a microwave after removing it from the fridge or freezer. It should be warmed to the correct temperature by heating it in the microwave on medium power for 30-second intervals while stirring in between. As an alternative, you may warm it up in a little saucepan over low heat while stirring continuously until well cooked.
Can I use frozen berries for fresh ones?
Absolutely, you may use frozen berries if that's all you have on hand. Just remember to thaw them out before blending the blueberries.
Can I prepare the chia pudding in advance?
Yes, you may create the chia pudding ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerated or freezer until ready to consume.
Chia pudding is a flexible and healthy breakfast option that is simple to personalize. The entire family will love this delicious variation of the traditional peanut butter and jelly chia pudding. This chia pudding's blend of protein, fiber, and good fats will keep you full and content until your next meal. Also, the pudding may be frozen or refrigerated, making it a fantastic alternative for meal preparation on hectic mornings.