This apple pie chia pudding is like dessert in a cup….except it is healthy for you! It doesn’t get much better than a healthy apple chia pudding that satisfies a sweet craving yet is so good for you that I would even suggest you start your day with this cinnamon-spiced apple pie chia pudding.
This green apple chia pudding recipe makes enough for 4 servings and can easily be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. I store the apple chia pudding in 300 ml jars then have the chia pudding as a healthy snack in-between meals or as an easy breakfast prepared ahead of time.
I was inspired to make this homemade apple sauce for this apple pie chia pudding when I noticed that I hadn’t eaten all the apples I had bought and they were starting to go soft. So if you have some apples to use up or find yourself in the fall season with an abundance of apples you gotta make this apple pie chia pudding that is so damn delicious!
Apple Pie Chia Pudding Recipe
4 green apples (or any apples)
3/4 cup water
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp honey
½ cup chia seeds
2.5 cups almond milk
How to make Apple Pie Chia Pudding
To make this apple chia pudding start by mixing ½ a cup of chia seeds into 2.5 cups of almond milk (or any nut milk of your choice) and whisk the chia seeds throughout so that the chia seeds are evenly dispersed.
Let the chia seeds soak for 20 minutes to allow time for the chia seeds to soak up all the almond milk to form a gel-like consistency.
As the chia seeds are soaking make this homemade apple sauce for a chunky apple pie sauce to place on top of each chia pudding cup.
To make the cinnamon-spiced chunky apple sauce peel and core 4 apples then slice into thin strips. Place the sliced apples into a pot with ¾ cup water, cinnamon, honey, and vanilla.
Bring the water to a boil then let the apples simmer for 30 minutes until the apples are fully softened and the water has been absorbed.
Use a fork to occasionally stir and mash down the apples into a chunky apple sauce.
Once the homemade applesauce is finished and the chia seeds are done soaking divide the chia seeds into 4 cups or 4 small jars and top with the cinnamon-spiced chunky apple sauce.
You can serve this apple pie chia pudding warm or cold! It depends on whether you want the chia pudding as a delicious warm dessert or a cold healthy apple chia pudding breakfast.
Both the apples and the chia seeds are full of fiber to nourish gut bacteria for a healthy microbiome and promote healthy bowel movements.
Chia seeds are also an excellent source of the essential omega 3 fatty acids that many people are deficient in and must be supplied by the diet. If your looking to get more plant-based protein into your diet chia seeds are a great source of protein and healthy fats that will keep you satiated.
Chia seeds are also great for weight loss as they are high in fiber which keep you feeling full and absorb toxins in the bowel for elimination.
The fiber in chia seeds will slow down the absorption of carbohydrates for balanced blood sugar and steady energy levels throughout the day.
So, get in the kitchen and make this healthy apple pie chia pudding!