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!