Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Roasted Berry Chia Pudding

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Roasted Berry Chia Pudding

I went a little overboard buying up berries this month and ended up with way more than I needed for the recipes I had planned to make. I was worried they were all going to go bad and I wanted to find a way to use them, but not in another smoothie and not in yet another baked dessert because I'm tapped out on both of those fronts right now. I knew I could freeze them for later use, but I did buy them in hopes of using them for a healthy Valentine's Day dessert, so I decided to put them to use right away. I'm really digging chia seeds lately, especially in my Fruit & Oatmeal Breakfast Pudding, so I though I'd make a dessert along the same lines.

Roasted Berry Chia Pudding

There's nothing quite like the deliciousness of slow roasted berries when the juices are released into a sweet puddle. You can then scoop up that berry juice and use it for a topping on ice cream, in oatmeal, over pancakes, or use it how I did in these Roasted Berry Chia Pudding cups.

Roasted Berry Chia Pudding

These berry chia pudding cups would make a great alternative to chocolate Valentine's candies because they are every bit as sweet but are much healthier for you. Plus, brownie points for serving up a homemade dessert. How can you go wrong with that!?

Roasted Berry Chia Pudding


Yield: Serves 2


Roasted Berry Chia Pudding

Roasted Berry Chia Pudding


INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 cup strawberries, tops cut off and hulled and sliced into quarters
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the milk, vanilla, and chia seeds. Cover and refrigerate 4-6 hours, or until chia seeds have absorbed most of the milk.
  2. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Rinse the berries and pat dry. Line a jellyroll pan with parchment paper, then spread berries across the paper. Drizzle the maple syrup over berries. Place in the preheated oven and roast for 45-60 minutes. 
  3. Remove pan from oven. Gently scoop berries into a bowl. Carefully pour the berry juice that has pooled onto the parchment paper into a separate small bowl. 
  4. Right before serving, remove the pudding mixture from the fridge and spoon into 2 small parfait glasses, filling each about 1/2 way full. Top with the roasted berries, then drizzle with the berry juice. Finish off by topping each glass with half of the pumpkin seeds each. Serve immediately.
For those who are lactose intolerant (like myself) you can swap out the whole milk for almond milk. Try using vanilla almond milk for an extra bit of added sweetness.

Roasted Berry Chia Pudding

I won't be online tomorrow, so allow me to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day a bit early ♥




24 comments:

  1. The combo of bright dark red and pear green is one of my fave colour mixes! I once dressed a friend of mine in that mix and everybody was like - Whoa, you found yourself a gorgeous trademark colour combination, missy :)
    Send me a ton of those berries, we don't see them even during summer :)
    What are those fugly fake green leaves, get rid of them, dahlink, they don't look good :)

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    1. I think you weren't translating, you could have a lucrative career in being a personal shopper/stylist.
      You leave my fake Valentine stems alone. I love them :P
      I'd send you all the berries we have, but they'd mold way before you got them. You know how slow our post is. Speaking of, we finally got Mariah's boots we ordered from China way back in October. And what do you know, that cheaply made shit fell apart on the first day she wore them.

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    2. I bet they looked fuglier in reality than on a Chinese site :) I was once offered to choose an item from some Chinese site in exchange for a linky dinky, and I chose a very lovely black hooded jacket with electric green fabric inside and when it came months later it looked nothing like the one from the site, my cats sleep on it now :)

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  2. A healthy combo indeed. Puts chocolate to shame in the health department at least. Hope you enjoy your Hallmark day.

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    1. I'll be sleeping the Hallmark holiday away. Making lasagna today that the family can just reheat in the oven for dinner tomorrow.

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  3. I was talking about Chia Seeds to my students this morning. They are healthier to have if you soak them overnight because they will digest. Otherwise they just go through your body with no health perks. This recipe looks great!

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    1. I admit, I don't always soak them because I like the texture when they are raw, but you are right. They are much better for you soaked for a few hours.

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  4. OMG that sounds ah-mazing! I am always looking for yummy new sweet treats, so I am excited to try this.

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  5. I love the coloring of this pudding! I've read that chia seeds are really good for you, so this is a winner in the healthy department!

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  6. We're always interested in different sweet treats. This will fit the bill nicely. Sweet can be healthy too!

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this! Sweet treats are few and far between when you're trying to lead a healthy lifestyle. This is perfect!

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  8. Sounds interesting. I see a lot of health articles using chia seeds for things but I'm not sure it really adds much to a dish.

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  9. I have become addicted to chia seeds so this is a great way to enjoy them.I love the berries and the juices must taste so good in the pudding.

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  10. This looks beautiful Theresa, yours pictures are always stunning!° xoxo

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  11. I haven't made chia pudding in a long time! Your pudding recipe looks so good it would make for a perfect power breakfast! I will make this for our Valentine's day breakfast. That would make everyone in the family happy to start the day.

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  12. These are gorgeous! I would love to give these a try. I need more chia in my life and they look delicious! - jeanine

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  13. A great combo! Love it!I haven't made chia pudding in a long time! I need to do it soon!

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  14. This looks really delicious! I would love to try this for Valentine's Day!

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  15. I like that there's an alternative for people who are lactose intolerant. My daughter is, and so is my husband. Chia pudding is really lovely, I like the texture and the fact that it's easy to pair with fruits and other ingredients. I think this recipe is a must try.

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  16. I've started focusing on my health and my family's health this year and I really appreciate learning healthier recipes like this one! I love the roasted berries! It adds a new depth of flavor to the chia pudding.

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  17. Wow this is visually stimulating! I love this healthy dessert option!

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  18. I've had chia seeds, but never made anything with them myself. This looks really good to me. I may try it if I get adventurous. Pinning it for sure. :)

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  19. Now, that looks so tasty I nearly licked my screen. Wait.... that came out wrong in many ways, but you know what I mean. But seriously, that's one fine-looking dessert.

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