Stir the mixture thoroughly after combining the seeds and skyr yoghurt to break up any clumps and ensure an even texture. This way, every seed has access to the liquid and develops a uniform consistency. Let the mixture sit for about 10-15 minutes. The seeds will start to absorb the liquid and expand. Stir the mixture again to break up any new clumps that may have formed.
Note that your toppings also can be added at the bottom of your serving glass to create distinctive layers. Remember to add crunchy toppings just before serving to maintain their crispness.
If you prefer a chia seed pudding that is smooth rather than gelatinous, you can blend the mixture, when the seeds have fully soaked, and the pudding is set. Blend until it reaches your desired level of smoothness.
Here below, you find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about chia.
Arla® Skyr coconut
Loaf rye bread, toasted and crumbled
Mangos, cut into cubes
With this chia seed recipe making a tasty pudding from scratch is easy. Though it requires a bit of time, the process is quite hands-off, which makes it manageable even for those with a busy schedule. The key to the seeds developing their delicious, unique texture is simply combining them with liquid and allowing enough time to absorb it. As such, you can prepare the mixture the day before and have a delightful breakfast or snack ready for the next day.
As mentioned, you need to mix the seeds with a liquid. You get the most flavourful and creamy result by combining them with a yogurty dairy product like velvety skyr or Greek yogurt because products like these have a great body. As the dairy hydrates the seeds and plumps them up to create their signature gelatinous texture, it can also infuse them with additional flavour. This is why opting for a fruity one with, for instance, coconut or berry flavour is an excellent choice. Sweet, tropical, and nutty coconut especially pairs wonderfully with the mildly nutty seeds because they share this delicious flavour and may enhance it in each other.
A delectable chia coconut pudding is, of course, not complete without toppings. The two most important things these can achieve are to add flavour and create textural contrast with the creamy and gelatinous base. Toasted rye breadcrumbs, small mango cubes, and coconut flakes accomplish this beautifully. Together they add sweet tropical notes as well as earthy undertones pairing nicely with the fruity, nutty base. In addition, they each enhance the texture. The rye breadcrumbs are crunchy, the mango is soft and smooth, and the coconut flakes are both crunchy and slightly chewy. The result is an easy chia seed pudding full of great flavours and textures.
A tasty chia seed pudding can be enjoyed at any time of day. It can make for a filling breakfast or be enjoyed later as either a snack or a dessert. Since this recipe is quite simple to scale up, you can also use it when preparing brunch or dessert for a group of people. You can serve it any way you like, either in glasses or as a breakfast bowl. In general, there are many usages for the neutral-tasting seeds, something that this easy chia recipe highlights. If you want to discover more great recipes like this one, we recommend our chia with strawberry and rhubarb, mango chia pudding, and chia with quinoa.