Super Easy Low Carb Maple Chia Pudding
We love a good chia pudding. I mean, who doesn’t?! However, we recently got into a chia pudding rut. After eating bowl after bowl of basic, vanilla chia pudding, we were looking for something a little more. Then, we remembered the keto pancake syrup sitting in the fridge and we were inspired once again!
Pancake syrup is the perfect ingredient to add to chia pudding to really take the taste to the next level. It also adds a whole lot of flavor without having to mix too much else into the pudding. After all, isn’t one of the best parts about chia pudding how easy it is? With our easy recipe and the powerful maple taste of the So Nourished pancake syrup, you will have an amazing, mouth watering chia pudding in no time.
Before we talk about how to make perfect chia pudding, let’s take a look at why chia pudding should be part of your low carb diet. Chia seeds are rich in soluble fiber which everyone needs. Fiber helps maintain a healthy gut, can help control your blood sugar and also keeps your cholesterol levels low. The tiny black seeds also have omega 3 fatty acids which help fight inflammation and are great for a low carb, high fat diet. Chia seeds are also a good source of plant based protein. Can you believe that those little seeds can do all that! And there are thousands of them in every bowl of chia pudding! Seriously one of the best breakfast/lunch/snack/desserts ever.
Our recipe for chia pudding uses coconut milk and unsweetened almond milk, making this recipe dairy free and super delicious. The natural sweetness of nut milk is a perfect way to help the pudding taste great without added carbs. If you do not need a dairy free recipe or don’t have either of these milks on hand, feel free to swap out regular whole milk or even a little bit of cream (get those extra keto loving fats!).
Now, let me tell you how easy this recipe is. Essentially all you have to do is put all the ingredients in a big bowl, mix and then wait! It doesn’t get any easier than that! However, we do have a few tricks for you to get the best chia pudding consistency possible.
One way to ensure that your pudding is perfectly blended and evenly smooth is to give it a good stir every hour or so. The chia seeds tend to fall to the bottom of the bowl after being mixed and can turn into a gooey blob. To prevent this, stir the pudding as directed in the recipe. Then, stir it again about an hour later after the seeds have had time to absorb some of the milk. Do this one or two more times and your pudding will be smooth and beautiful!
Another little trick is to add all the ingredients together except the chia seeds. Whisk the milk and seasonings together to blend them well then add the chia seeds last. This will again help make every bite of your pudding delicious!
This amazing maple chia pudding is a great keto, low carb meal that we know you are going to love. The flavor of maple is something I know I missed when I first started the keto lifestyle and I am super excited it is back in my life. My morning chia pudding has never been so good!
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