Vanilla Chia Pudding with Plum Compote

Chia puddings will always be one of my favourite breakfast on the go. You can make a big batch on Sunday, divide it into individual jars and your breakfasts for the week is sorted!

This Chia pudding apart from being utterly delicious, is also super filling thanks to the main ingredients, chia seeds, which are packed with plant protein, healthy fats and fibre.

The Flavorking plum compote is just the perfect topping, is naturally incredibly sweet so you don’t need to add any sweetener. I like adding some orange juice and star anise as I love how these warm and fruity flavours work so well with the sweetness of the plums.

Apart from being a great breakfast this is also a great option for a light and low in sugar dessert or for mid afternoon snack.

 

Serves 1

 

Ingredients:

 

1/3 cup of chia seeds

 

1 cup of almond milk (any other plant milk will work too)

 

2 tablespoon of coconut or almond yogurt (this is not essential but it will help to make the pudding creamier and thicker)

 

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or powder

 

For the plum compote:

 

4 Flavorking plums

 

The juice of 1 orange

 

1 star anise

 

To make the chia pudding:

Ideally you want to make this in advance so the chia seeds will have the time to absorb all the liquids and it will be thick and creamy. I prefer to make mine the night before.

 

Place the chia seeds in a large bowl and add the coconut yogurt, vanilla extract and almond milk. With a whisk mix everything together until you have a smooth consistency and no lumps.

 

Cover the bowl with some cling film and place it in the fridge for at least a couple of hours or ideally overnight. The chia pudding will be ready when is thick and gloopy.

 

To make the plum compote: simply cut the plums in half (lengthways) remove the stone and chopped them into small pieces. Place the chopped plums in a pan with the orange juice and the star anise. Cook the plums gently on a medium-low heat for about 20 minutes. At this point you should have a chunky jam kind of consistency. Remove the start anise. If you like your compote to be super smooth you can use and hand blender to blitz it into a puree.

 

To serve simply place the chia pudding into a bowl or jar and layer with the plum compote.

 

Store the chia pudding and compote in an air tight container for up to 4 days.

 

 

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