Chia Mocha Pudding

I have to say it: I don’t think I’ve made anything this good in a while. Of course, anything with coffee in it is a winner for me, but this snack/light breakfast/dessert hits so many other marks: great texture, indulgent taste- pretty looking as well.

A little while ago chia seeds were really hard to come by- Holland and Barratt’s was the only place I could ever find them. Now Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, and even Home Bargains stock them. I picked up a massive bag from Home Bargains for around £2, and so am now currently testing out a few different chia pudding recipes- for any of you who enjoy getting hold of slightly more “out there” ingredients.  Same with the cacao; I bought this on offer at Holland and Barratt’s, but I understand that it can be expensive, and harder to find than a chameleon in a wallpaper shop. A great alternative is unsweetened dark cocoa powder. You won’t notice the difference flavour-wise, I swear. With all of that said, lets get on with it… 


Ingredients
  • 1.5tsp coffee, made up with 1/2tsp boiled water
  • 1tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 banana, mashed until smooth
  • 1tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1tbsp cacao
  • Small dash of cinnamon
Method
  1. Into a bowl place your chia seeds, milk, maple syrup, mashed banana, cinnamon, and cacao. Mix it all up, whisking thoroughly until smooth. This may take a while due to the powdery texture of the cacao, but persevere: it comes together suddenly.
  2. Pour into a pot or glass, and place into the fridge to chill overnight.
  3. When required, lift out of the fridge and get ready to enjoy- if you want to, mix up a little topping using 30g Greek yoghurt, 1tsp almond butter, and a few drops of maple syrup…
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