Chai seeds are an amazing ingredient. They have become such a huge super food as they are packed with lots of nutrients. It’s only in the past year or so I started buying them (much later than many people I know), but now I have, I love them. They are great for making various puddings. They cleverly absorb any liquid you add to them and become and jelly like consistency and that’s a great texture for kids, as what kid doesn’t like jelly, right?
I usually just add fruit and liquid of some sort when making a chai pudding, but this time, I had some coconut milk that needed to be used up, so combining that with some over ripe plums, which I cooked up into a sauce, made these little puddings which are delicious and healthy too. These are the chai seeds I like to use, but you can purchase them at most grocery stores or health food store.
- 3 large plums
- juice of half a small lime
- 2 tbs of maple syrup
- 1/4 cup of chai seeds
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk, canned
- 3/4 cup of coconut water
- 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbs of maple syrup
- 1 tbs of unsweetened shredded coconut
- unsweetened shredded coconut
- Peel the plums
- Chop and add to a saucepan
- Bring to a boil and then allow to simmer covered, stirring occasionally until the plums break down into more of a sauce consistency
- Add the lime juice and maple syrup and continue to simmer until sauce reduces down and thickens. (about 20 mins in total, from first adding plums to saucepan)
- Set aside to cool, and then refrigerate.
- Add all ingredients for the chai pudding to a bowl and mix well to combine.
- Place in a tub and refrigerate until overnight to thicken.
- Serve chai pudding topped with some plum sauce and shredded coconut
Will keep about 3 days in fridge
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