- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (adjust to your preferred sweetness)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ripe apricots, pitted and diced
- 2 tablespoons sweet apricot kernel butter
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
Prepare the Chia Pudding Base:
In a mixing bowl, combine the chia seeds, unsweetened almond milk, maple syrup (or honey), and vanilla extract. Stir well to ensure that all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. This mixture will serve as the base for your chia pudding.
Let it Sit:
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours or overnight. During this time, the chia seeds will absorb the liquid and create a thick, pudding-like consistency. Stir the mixture a couple of times during this period to prevent clumping.
Prepare the Apricot Pieces:
While the chia pudding is setting, prepare the apricots. Wash and pit the apricots, then dice them into small, bite-sized pieces. Set aside for later use.
Assemble the Chia Pudding:
Once the chia pudding has reached your desired consistency (it should be thick and creamy), give it a good stir to ensure it's evenly mixed. If it's too thick, you can add a little more almond milk to reach your desired texture.
In serving glasses or bowls, begin by adding a layer of the chia pudding mixture, filling each container about one-third full.
Add Apricot Pieces:
Next, sprinkle a portion of the diced apricots on top of the chia pudding layer. The sweet and juicy apricot pieces will add a burst of natural flavor.
Apricot Kernel Butter Drizzle:
Spoon sweet apricot kernel butter on top of the apricot pieces in each serving glass or bowl. You can either drizzle it in a decorative pattern or place small dollops throughout.
Continue layering by adding another layer of chia pudding, followed by diced apricots and a drizzle of apricot kernel butter. Repeat this process until the glasses or bowls are filled, creating beautiful and delicious layers.
Optionally, garnish your chia pudding with a few fresh mint leaves for a touch of freshness and a visually appealing touch. The mint adds a pleasant contrast to the sweetness of the apricots.
Serve your homemade Chia Pudding with Apricot Pieces and Apricot Kernel Butter immediately for a delightful breakfast, snack, or healthy dessert. The combination of creamy chia pudding, sweet apricot pieces, and the nutty richness of apricot kernel butter creates a unique and satisfying treat that's sure to please your taste buds.
This Chia Pudding with Apricot Pieces and Apricot Kernel Butter is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients and health benefits. It's an excellent way to start your day or enjoy a guilt-free indulgence any time you like. Enjoy this flavorful, wholesome treat!