Pear Vanilla Chia Pudding

Pear Vanilla Chia Pudding | Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nightshade Free

Pear Vanilla Chia Pudding | Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nightshade Free

Three years ago I was obsessed smoothies.

Two years ago I was obsessed with refrigerator oats.

Last year… I was pregnant.

This year, I am officially obsessed with chia puddings.

Pear Vanilla Chia Pudding | Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nightshade Free

I mean, the concept of chia puddings is pretty awesome. Throw some chia seeds into a jar with some liquid, let it sit overnight, and then enjoy… It doesn’t get much easier than that.

And with an endless variety of flavor combinations, it really is a thing of beauty.

My first attempt at chia pudding happened a year or so ago. I think it was a basic chocolate chia pudding. It was aiiight, but I definitely preferred the chocolate avocado pudding variety. And that was the last time I tried it.

I was also told around the same time about the deliciousness of a coconut mango chia pudding. It intrigued me, but I wasn’t so keen on the mango—or the coconut for that matter—so just let it pass on by.

Pear Vanilla Chia Pudding | Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nightshade Free

Fast forward to now.

Boredom had officially set in with my regular breakfast routine. I was getting tired of the multi-grain toast and fruit combination, and didn’t have time to whip up a breakfast of eggs and potatoes (and eat it) on the regular.

I also happened to come across about eleventy billion recipes for chia pudding on Pinterest. Apparently someone in my feed was obsessed with them too.

I suppose that’s what happens when you follow the food allergy crowd.

Pear Vanilla Chia Pudding | Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nightshade Free

The blueberry chia pudding was my very first attempt. And while it was good, it wasn’t great. It was a bit watery with all the almond milk, and not the thick “pudding” consistency that I was hoping for.

But all of the recipes called for the same ratio of chia seeds to almond milk with a bit of fruit thrown in for laughs. So I decided to try it without the almond milk, and just stick with fruit puree.

THIS recipe is the result of that experiment. And I have to say, this one is exactly what I hoped it would be. It’s sweet, flavorful, and thick like pudding.

Pear Vanilla Chia Pudding | Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nightshade Free

I was thinking a dollop of cashew butter would make this even thicker and give it a little extra stick-to-your-ribs protein.

That may be my next experiment. Or maybe I’ll do a pumpkin cashew chia pudding. Or a chocolate and peanut butter chia pudding. Because chocolate and peanut butter are delicious.

What combinations would you do?

Pear Vanilla Chia Pudding | Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nightshade Free

Pear Vanilla Chia Pudding | Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nightshade Free
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Pear Vanilla Chia Pudding

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 2 pears
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbs chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup optional

Instructions

  1. Peel and core pears and cut into chunks.
  2. Place pear chinks into a blender and puree; you should have about 1 cup when you're done.
  3. Combine puree and all remaining ingredients in a jar or container; shake to combine.
  4. Let soak a minimum of 4 hours, or overnight.
  5. Transfer to a blender and pulse of high for 60-90 seconds or until smooth.
  6. Pour into a bowl, grab a spoon, and enjoy!

Allergen Information

Dairy Free, Nightshade Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free, Corn Free, Egg Free.
 

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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Can’t wait to try this, and other recipes from your site! So glad to have found your site through Once A Month Cooking.

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