A Warming Spiced Chia Porridge
February 24, 2021
When last week, during the fierce winter storms in Texas, all I wanted to do was to warm my children and give them comfort there was an ocean between us. And as often my go-to, when I am distressed, I look for relief in the kitchen. In search of something warming but not grain-heavy like oatmeal I played a bit with Vegan Richa’s Chia Banana Pudding. The results were exactly what I desired, warming and comforting but light and digestible. I hope you will give it a try this final stretch of winter and enjoy it as much as I did.
- 1 1/2 cup (366 ml) non-dairy milk – a combination of almond and coconut milk is very nice
- 2 medium-sized ripe bananas
- 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon + nutmeg
- A splash or two of maple syrup or honey to taste
- A bit of freshly grated ginger
- 4 tbsp each of chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and hemp seeds
- ½ raisins or other chopped dried fruit, plus more for topping
- Combine all of the ingredients listed up to the seeds and blend until smooth using a blender (immersion or high speed). Alternatively, the banana can be mashed with a fork and mixed with milk and spices.
- Pour mixture into a saucepan and heat to a simmer. Stir well as it thickens. Add seeds and continue cooking for another few minutes.
- Turn off heat, add dried fruit and allow to sit for the seeds and liquid to gel for 15 minutes or more if desired.
- Warm gently to serve, divide into dishes, and top with remaining dried fruit or fresh if you prefer.
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