Coconut Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Coconut Pumpkin Chia Pudding

From our friends over at Eating Bird Food, this thick and creamy coconut pumpkin chia pudding is paleo friendly and vegan - full recipe here!

Ingredients: 

1/4 cup Chia Seeds
1 15oz can full fat coconut milk
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tsp almond butter + 1 tsp coconut oil (if needed)

Directions: 

1. Stir together chia seeds, coconut milk, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and maple syrup.  Half the mixture and pour into two containers.   Cover and refrigerate overnight.  If you're in a rush, less time will do - I'd recommend at least 3-4 hours.  You'll want to wait until you're ready to serve the chia pudding before preparing your toppings.
2. Toast your coconut - preheat a saute pan to medium heat.  Add coconut flakes and stir constantly until they turn a golden color (1-3 minutes).  Remove the coconut flakes from the pan and allow to cool.
3. If needed, put almond butter and coconut oil in a small ramekin, heat in the microwave for 5-10 seconds, or until the coconut oil has melted.  Stir together.  If your almond butter is already thin enough to drizzle you can skip this step.
4.  Stir the chia seed pudding to make sure there aren't any big clumps and then spoon into four serving dishes and top with coconut flakes and almond drizzle.
5. If you're not planning to eat all four servings at one time, simply leave the toppings and chia seed pudding in separate air-tight containers in the fridge until ready to serve.  The chia seed pudding should last about 3 days in the fridge so you can make a batch at the beginning of the week and have it for breakfast or a snack on multiple days.