Indulge in a healthy way. This Salted Caramel Chia Pudding uses natural sweeteners, including dates and syrup, and a date caramel to create that delicious, creamy salted caramel sauce. Topped with almonds for added protein, it’s sure to keep you full all morning long!
My oh my what a busy and exciting past few days I’ve had. I spent the majority of the weekend working on a project that I’m hoping to share with you all soon, and last night I attended a fun fitness-related event that I’ll be blogging about TOMORROW, so stay tuned.
Today though—today is all about food. YEP, back into the swing of things, starting with all things salted caramel. Also random memory—long time readers, do you remember when I was obsessed with the Salted Caramel Mocha from Starbucks? This statement is long overdue, but those drinks are SO SUGARY. I had one last winter and couldn’t believe I used to drink them all the time. That’s not to hate on real sugar of course, but lately I’ve been consuming sugar in the form of maple syrup, honey and dates instead, so anything that uses white sugar tastes extra sweet to me.
Speaking of natural sugar…
This chia pudding uses maple syrup and dates as a sweetener, but trust me when I say it’s plenty sweet. It also uses…drumroll please…DATE CARAMEL, the same stuff I used in the center of these thumbprints. Because it’s amazing and easy and healthy and caramel-y and did I mention healthy? Good. Speaking of caramel-y, have you tried the Salted Caramel Almonds by Blue Diamond yet? Yes, they are just as good as they sound, and you WILL want to put them on every dessert you ever make again.
Side note: as I’m typing this, I’m sitting in my bed and throwing a ball for Layla to go and get. So, not only are we playing fetch in the house, but she has to jump on and off the bed in order to get the ball. The ultimate lazy way to play fetch. For me, not for her of course.
Ok back to this pudding..
It requires just 7 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep, which isn’t too bad if you ask me. I prepped the pudding the night before, let the pudding sit in the refrigerator overnight, and then quickly whipped up the date caramel in the morning (it takes approximately 1 minute to make) to pour overtop, along with the almonds of course. And what was I left with? Pure salty-sweet perfection. Try if yourself and see how easy and healthy salted caramel can be!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support TAE!
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp organic maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup+2 tbsp chia seeds
- Date caramel:
- 16 pitted dates
- 6 tbsp warm water
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp Blue Diamond Salted Caramel Almonds
- For the pudding, combine milk, syrup, vanilla, and salt together in a bowl; stir in chia seeds and pour into two separate bowls/cups/jars.
- Place in refrigerator for at least two hours, or preferably overnight.
- For the date caramel, combine dates, water, vanilla, and oil together and a blender and blend until mixture forms a caramel-like consistency.
- Pour caramel in a bowl and add almonds to the bowl; stir together, and then distribute evenly overtop of chia pudding.
Q: Are you a salted caramel fan? Favorite almond flavor….go!
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