Emerald here again, coming to you from my Brooklyn kitchen. I hope that everyone is doing well and staying healthy!
Today, we’re going to be making a really easy yogurt chia seed pudding with maple granola. You can use any kind of yogurt, milk, and sweetener you have on hand—it’s really flexible, though I personally love cashew yogurt, oat milk, and maple syrup. Whip it up the night before and you’ll have a great breakfast ready for you in the morning.
Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding with Maple Granola
What You’ll Need:
For the yogurt chia seed pudding:
1 cup yogurt (any kind)
½ cup milk (any kind)
4 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon maple syrup (can substitute honey or agave)
Pinch of salt
For the maple granola:
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1½ cups chopped nuts or seeds (i.e. almonds, pistachios, pecans, pepitas)
1 cup coconut chips
½ cup maple syrup (can substitute honey or agave)
¼ cup melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup dried fruit (cranberries, cherries, raisins)
Optional: chocolate pieces, cacao nibs, sesame seeds
What To Do:
To make the chia pudding: In a medium bowl or large jar with lid, stir yogurt, milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and salt until evenly combined and there are no more clumps. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Let chill for at least a few hours or overnight—seeds will become hydrated and thicken the mixture.
To make the maple granola: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Toss oats, nuts, coconut chips, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Spread out mixture on a lined baking sheet. Bake in oven 40–45 minutes until golden brown and dry, stirring 2-3 times during baking. Once done, let cool on baking sheet; granola will crisp further as it cools. Mix in dried fruit (and any other additions if using).
Tips: Double or triple the recipe for breakfast all week long. Granola can be kept for 2 weeks stored in an airtight container.
Watch me make this recipe in the video below!