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Vanilla Chia Breakfast

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding with Optional Homemade Granola

  • Author: Catherine Haffey


A delicious high protein breakfast/snack ~ Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding with optional Homemade Granola


  1. 1 ½ c organic unsweetened  vanilla soy milk *
  2. ½ c unsweetened vanilla greek non dairy yogurt ( I use Kite Hill brand)
  3. 1/2 c chia seeds
  4. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  5. 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Super Easy Homemade Granola Ingredients

  1. 3 cups gluten free organic oats
  2. ½ c hemp seeds
  3. ½ c chia seeds
  4. 1 cup assorted rough chopped nuts of choice (  I use almonds, walnuts and cashews)
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. ½ c shredded unsweetened coconut
  8. ½ c dried fruit of choice( I like cherries or mango)
  9. c coconut oil
  10. ½ c brown rice syrup
  11. ½ c pure maple syrup
  12. ½ c nut butter (optional)


  1. Whisk  all ingredients in bowl, let stand for at least 10 minutes
  2. Divide into 3 to 4 servings, cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for an hour or more until ready to serve.  Top with fresh berries or granola or Both!

Super Easy Homemade Granola Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Prepare large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Combine oats to dried fruit in a large bowl ( all dry ingredients)
  3. In medium microwave safe bowl, combine coconut oil, brown rice syrup, pure maple syrup and nut butter ( if using) and melt in increments until smooth consistency is achieved. This may take a few minutes ( at 30 sec increments)
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and combine thoroughly.
  5. Spread mixture on the cookie sheet on an even layer. I take an extra piece of parchment paper and use it to flatten the granola in single smooth layer
  6. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until slight golden brown. Let stand and cool completely.
  7. Can add chocolate chips on top if desired , let melt and spread over evenly.
  8. Break up granola and store in air tight jar or container with lid in refrigerator for 3 weeks or freeze up to a month.
  9. Enjoy!