I do not mind eating the same breakfast every day during the week. This apple pie inspired oatmeal is always one of my favourites, especially when it is colder outside. On weekends however, it is nice to make a bit more of an effort to make something special. Because I love the flavours of my favourite oatmeal, I made a layered treat with cinnamon chia seed pudding and applesauce. This pudding has just five ingredients, which makes this a simple and delicious weekend treat.
For this recipe I used un unsweetened applesauce, consisting of just apples, lemon juice and anti-oxidants, because I think it is a fresher counterpart to the chia pudding made with sweetened soy milk. I think using almond milk to make your chia pudding would be even nicer, but I didn’t have any in the house.
One of my favourite things about this recipe were the slivered almonds on top. They add an nice crunch to the more soft texture of applesauce. If you do not like to use almonds or are allergic, the seeds in the pudding contribute to a nice texture as well, but you could consider adding some other crunch to the top. Some muesli or other nut would work perfectly!
This breakfast is super easy to throw together on a lazy Sunday morning, but does require you to prepare the chia pudding part the night before. You can of course multiply this recipe to serve to a bigger group, just making the pudding in a big bowl. Let’s stop chatting and start making this pudding!
Ingredients for one portion:
- 20 grams of chia seeds (around 2 tbsp.)
- 120 grams of sweetened soy or almond milk (around half a cup)
- 120 grams of unsweetened applesauce (around half a cup)
- 2 tsp. of cinnamon, plus some more to add on top
- 5 raw, blanched almonds, slivered
Preparation, the night before
Add your cinnamon, chia seeds and soy or almond milk to a glass and stir. Some of the chia seeds will have the tendency to sink to the bottom. Mix those thoroughly to make sure your pudding will be uniform in texture. Other wise the bottom will be a bit thicker. Store the pudding in the fridge overnight.
Instructions, just before serving
Take a new, clean glass and add layers of pudding and applesauce to the glass. Top it of with some more cinnamon and your slivered almonds. Dig in and enjoy!