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This might as well be an "Eat This, Not That!" post. Craving a warm, gooey cinnamon bun, topped with crunchy pecans and sweet, delicious glaze?
And yet don't want all those calories?

Try this sweet, healthy alternative instead!

And before you do, check out all these amazing reasons why chia seeds are incredible for you. Some highlights: they're full of protein, for long-lasting energy; they're bursting with fiber, which helps keep your digestive system happy; and they've got 3 times the iron of spinach!

Sticky Bun Chia Pudding

Prep Time: 10 min. Chill Time: Overnight. Difficulty: Easy.
Recipe by Kate of I Heart Eating

What You'll Need

For the Chia Seed Pudding:
2 c. Silk Unsweetened Cashew Milk
1/2 c. chia seeds
2 T. agave
1 T. brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
For the Sticky Pecans:
2 T. real maple syrup
2 T. agave
Pinch of salt
3/4 c. chopped pecans
1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cashew milk, chia seeds, agave, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Whisk until fully combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
2. To make the sticky pecans, add maple syrup, agave, and salt to a saucepan.
Bring to a boil. Once it's come to a boil, remove from heat and stir in pecans. Let pecans sit for 5 minutes.
3. To serve, top pudding with sticky pecans, and enjoy!
Hi @AlexandriaLitz! :) absolutely! Chia seeds have this amazing quality of turning any liquid you use into a gelatinous texture. Just use the same quantity of skim milk instead of nut milk, and you should be good :)
can I use skim milk instead? I have a nut allergy
I never tasted them but this sounds good. od like to try this recipe for sure
I love chia seeds too. I have tried them in pudding and it was awesome.
Hello! I've never had chia seed before, but I'm trying to eat healthier and I'm willing to make these. Do you think honey could be substituted for the agave?
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