Berry, Honey and Almond Chia pots
Here is some more breakfast inspo! These chia pots are a perfect way to start the day. I've filled these pots with chia pudding, Blueberry compote, natural yoghurt, fresh berries, toasted almonds and homemade granola! A super healthy breakfast plus it's super yummy! In the recipe I've used Hazelnut and Oat milk. This is completely optional. Choose whichever milk you love! It will work just as well with regular cow's milk, but if you want to make it vegan then the vast array of different milks we now have in the supermarkets will all work perfectly. This recipe is by no means restrictive. It is just a guideline on how to make them and then it gives you an opportunity to be creative. Below I've created some flavour combinations to inspire you to make these lovely breakfast pots.
Red berries (raspberries, blackberries and red currants), toasted almonds and honey
Bananas, toasted hazelnuts, cocoa nibs and swirls of Nutella
Mango, passionfruit, kiwi and toasted coconut
Strawberries, toasted hazelnuts and milk chocolate drops
Cherries and toasted almonds
Apple compote, cinnamon and toasted hazelnuts
Strawberries, Rhubarb compote and Vanilla
Cocoa, Peanut Butter and Raspberries
For the Pudding:
180g Hazelnut milk
180g Oat milk
6 tbsp. Chia Seeds
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 tbsp. Honey or Maple syrup
For the Granola:
300g Jumbo Oats
2 tbsp. Coconut oil
100g Maple syrup
2 tsp. Salt
300g Mixed seeds and nuts of your choice ( I used pistachios, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts and sunflower seeds)
200g Dried fruit of your choice (I used sultanas, goji berries and cranberries)
For the assembly:
Blueberries, Blackberries and other forest fruits
Blueberry jam or compote
1. Firstly, make the chia pudding. Mix in a small bowl all the ingredients for the pudding. Leave to thicken for a couple hours or ideally overnight. (TIP: You can choose the milks if you don't like hazelnut or oat milk)
2. Now for the granola. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. In a pan, melt the coconut oil, honey and maple syrup until all combined. Pour into a bowl and mix with the oats and salt. Pour the mixture onto a baking tray, and pop in the oven for 10 minutes.
3. After 10 minutes, it should be browning around the edges, stir the oats and add the seeds and nuts, then cook for a further 10 minutes.
4. The granola is done once it starts to look golden brown all over. Now it's the time to stir in the fruit.
5. Leave to cool completely and then it's ready to use!
6. Now it's the assembly! In jars or bowls, place the chia pudding layering with fresh berries, granola and a blueberry compote (for the compote, just smash some berries, and add a little sugar to it). Be creative! Let your imagination flow!