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 mangoโ€”or the coconut for that matterโ€”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

Yields 2

Pear Vanilla Chia Pudding

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  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 a meditation encourager, mama, and Pittsburgh enthusiast. She recently launched a podcast called Nourish + Flourish and is a co-pilot at Propelle.

Comments

  1. Reply Can't wait to try this, and other recipes from your site! So glad to have found your site through Once A Month Cooking.
    1. Reply Chandraโ€”Right on! Let me know how it turns out. :)

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