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Quinoa Chia Pudding 3 Ways
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Quinoa Chia Pudding 3 Ways

A lovely creamy quinoa chia pudding for breakfast with 3 ways to top, the perfect make ahead breakfast
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 201kcal

Equipment

  • Jars

Ingredients

For the quinoa chia pudding

  • 1 ⅓ cups almond milk, or milk of your choice (350 ml)
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup Greek yoghurt

Peanut Butter and Blueberry

  • 1 cup quinoa chia pudding
  • 1 teaspoon smooth peanut butter (preferably natural)
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries (50 g)
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • peanut butter and Greek yoghurt to serve

Maple Espresso

  • 1 cup quinoa chia pudding
  • ½ teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup divided
  • pinch of sea salt
  • small handful pistachios
  • cacao nibs

Vanilla and Cinnamon Grapefruit

  • 1 cup quinoa chia pudding
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ½ ruby grapefruit peeled
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • vanilla bean paste to finish

Instructions

For the quinoa chia pudding

  • Mix together the almond milk and chia seeds. I find it easiest to do this in a jar. Shake a few times until the seeds are suspended in the milk. Leave to soak overnight in the fridge.
    1 ⅓ cups almond milk, or milk of your choice, 3 tablespoons chia seeds, 1 cup cooked quinoa, ½ cup Greek yoghurt
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the soaked chia seeds and almond milk, the quinoa and the Greek yoghurt. Mix well.

Peanut Butter and Blueberry

  • Mix together the quinoa chia pudding with the peanut butter. Place in serving glass or bowl.
    1 cup quinoa chia pudding, 1 teaspoon smooth peanut butter
  • In a small pan, add the blueberries, maple syrup and lemon juice. Simmer over low heat until the blueberries have burst and the juice has thickened to your liking. Leave to cool and spoon over the quinoa chia pudding along with an extra dollop of peanut butter and Greek yoghurt.
    ½ cup frozen blueberries, ½ teaspoon maple syrup, squeeze of lemon juice, peanut butter and Greek yoghurt

Maple Espresso

  • Mix together the quinoa chia pudding with the espresso powder, maple syrup and a pinch of sea salt. Place in serving glass or bowl.
    1 cup quinoa chia pudding, ½ teaspoon espresso powder, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, pinch of sea salt
  • Place the pistachios in a small pan with the maple syrup and heat briefly to coat. The syrup should create a sticky glaze on the nuts. Transfer to a non-stick mat and leave to cool. Serve the pudding with a sprinkling of cacao nibs and the glazed pistachios.
    small handful pistachios, cacao nibs

Vanilla and Cinnamon Grapefruit

  • Mix together the quinoa chia pudding with the vanilla bean paste and a pinch of sea salt and place in a serving glass or bowl.
    1 cup quinoa chia pudding, ¼ teaspoon vanilla bean paste, pinch of sea salt
  • Cut the grapefruit into chunks and place in a small saucepan with the maple syrup and ground cinnamon. Heat gently until the grapefruit gives up some of its juice and this begins to thicken. Remove from the heat before the pieces of grapefruit turn mushy. Leave to cool. Serve the pudding with the grapefruit compote and an extra drizzle of vanilla bean paste, if liked.
    ½ ruby grapefruit, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, pinch of ground cinnamon, vanilla bean paste

Notes

The particular almond milk that I was using was a blend of almond and rice milk and was therefore fairly sweet - you may need to sweeten your quinoa chia pudding more according to your taste or the variety of almond milk you use.
Prep time does not include overnight soaking time.
The nutrition label is for the quinoa chia pudding without any toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.2g | Protein: 9.8g | Fat: 8.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 6.2mg | Sodium: 105.7mg | Potassium: 303.9mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 2.4g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 369.4mg | Iron: 2.3mg