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Easy Make Ahead Chai Latte Chia Pudding
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Easy Make Ahead Chai Latte Chia Pudding

This Easy Make Ahead Chai Latte Chia Pudding is the ultimate healthy option to kick start your mornings. It is creamy, packed with warm, bold Chai spices, and will surely keep you full all morning until your next meal! Plus, it’s made in no time (10-15 minutes to be exact!) and it’s all vegan and gluten-free. Overnight + Make Ahead option available. All vegan and Gluten-free!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword breakfast, chai tea, chia seeds, cinnamon, classic, dairy-free, digestion, easy, fall recipe, gluten-free, healthy, homemade, pecans, plant-based, recipe, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Overnight: 8 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Chia Seeds (I use Navitas Organics)
  • 2-3 Tbsps pure maple syrup (See Notes!)
  • 2 tsps Chai spice mix, homemade (See Notes!)
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond milk (I use Califia Farms; You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 1-2 Tbsps Almond butter (I use Justin's)

Toppings:

  • Cocowhip, optional
  • cinnamon sticks (I use McCormick Spice)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a medium bowl, stirring until well combined.
  • Let mixture sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes or until it begins to thicken and becomes creamy. Stir slightly.
  • To serve, add chia pudding to a cup or jar and top with Cocowhip (or your favorite topping), additional chai spices, and a cinnamon stick, if preferred.
  • Bon Appetit!

Notes

STORAGE: Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Perfect for meal prep for the week!
TOASTED PECANS (TOPPING): Add chopped pecans to a baking sheet and toasting them in the oven (400 degrees Fahrenheit) for 5-10 minutes, tossing them halfway to avoid browning on one side.
NUT BUTTER: If preferred, you can always substitute peanut butter with Almond butter, SunButter (perfect for allergy-free needs!), Tahini (Sesame Seed Butter), Hazelnut Butter, etc.
SWEETENER: Instead of maple syrup, you can simply use Agave.
CHAI SPICE MIX: To make your own homemade Chai Tea spice blend: 2 Tbsps ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, 1 Tbsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground allspice, 1 tsp ground cardamom, 1/2 tsp ground cloves, and 1/4 tsp black pepper.
OVERNIGHT OPTION: Follow steps and then tightly cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours).