For the first attempt I used banana flavored yogurt, milk, oats, chia seeds, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of cinnamon sugar, but it was way too runny and I did not care for the flavor.
The second attempt I used only oats, milk, chia seeds, and maple syrup. Much better!
The third attempt was also a bust. I substituted apricot marmalade instead of the maple syrup. No good.
Not the marmalade, that was fantastic. My sister brought it back from France for me. I think it will be much better on an English muffin. Yum.
So I started looking for other things I could do with the chia seeds. And that's when I read about chia pudding. I modified mine by using regular milk instead of almond milk since that's what I had in the house. I decided to start with a small batch:
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- slug of maple syrup (tbsp?)
It turned out a little runnier than I expected, but it tastes great.
I may or may not make the overnight oats again, but I'll definitely be making the chia pudding again. I'll just add a few more seeds or use a little less milk and hopefully that will thicken things up a tad.
Let me know if you have any fun recipes that use chia seeds.