January 20, 2014

Pineapple Chia Pudding


January usually comes with a feeling of normality. With all the celebrations of the end of year over and behind us, it’s like stepping back into routines (possibly creating new ones too), and getting on with the everyday life. This year however, for some reason January has felt incredibly busy to me, both at work and at home, spending time on some exciting projects. But I’m already looking forward to some time off soon to come, to kick back and slow down.

Chia pudding is something quite new to me, even if I’ve been using chia seeds in my cooking for a while now, often as egg replacers. This would be the typical kind of pudding we would have on a week day. It was really delicious with pineapple, bringing sunshine and tropical flavours to our plates, but it could be customised to your taste, using whatever other fruit you like or have at hand.

Have a great week!


Pineapple Chia Pudding with Maple Roasted Nuts – serves 4
  • 500ml apple or pineapple juice
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 90g chia seeds
  • ½ pineapple, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 1tbsp walnuts
  • 1tbsp hazelnuts
  • 2tbsp maple syrup

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the apple juice with the vanilla extract. Pour the chia seeds in, all the while whisking. Set aside for 2min, then whisk again. Set aside for 5min and whisk again. Repeat again 5min later, then leave for 1 hour. Whisk again and either use straight away or keep in the fridge until ready to use.
  3. In the meantime, place the nuts on a small baking tray, drizzle with maple syrup, mix well and place in the oven for about 15min, until the nuts are fragrant and caramelised. Leave to cool down and then chop finely.
  4. When ready to serve, layer the pudding in small glass jars, alternating layers of the chia mixture, pineapple cubes and nuts.
Dessert de Graines de Chia à l’Ananas et Noix Rôties au Sirop d’Erable – pour 4 personnes
  • 500ml de jus de pomme ou d’ananas
  • 1cc d’extrait de vanille
  • 90g de graines de chia
  • ½ ananas, pelé, évidé et coupé en cubes
  • 1cs de noix
  • 1cs de noisettes
  • 2cs de sirop d’érable

  1. Préchauffer le four sur 150°C.
  2. Dans un bol, mélanger le jus de fruit avec l’extrait de vanille. Ajouter les graines de chia tout en fouettant le mélange. Mettre de côté pour 2min et fouetter de nouveau. Mettre de côté pour 5min et fouetter de nouveau. Recommencer encore après 5min, puis laisser de côté pour 1h. Fouetter de nouveau et utiliser de suite ou mettre au réfrigérateur.
  3. Pendant ce temps, mettre les noix et noisettes sur une petite plaque à four, arroser de sirop d’érable, bien mélanger et mettre au four pour environ 15min jusqu’à ce qu’elles soient caramélisées. Laisser refroidir et émincer finement.
  4. Lorsque vous êtes prêt à servir, faire des couches dans des petits pots en verre, en alternant les couches de graines de chia, d’ananas et de noix caramélisées.


2 comments:

Food to Fitness said...

Thanks for the recipe. Amazing pics there.

Del's cooking twist said...

Oh god, it looks so delish! I need to try this!!

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