Salted caramel chia seed pudding

Salted caramel chia seed pudding

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  • 2
  • Easy
  • 5 minutes
  • 10 minutes

"I love chia seed pudding because it’s so versatile and packed with protein,” says Meg. This version features a caramel made using dates, tahini and almond butter. Is it breakfast or pudding? You decide! It’s also vegan, gluten-free and free of refined sugar.


  • 100 g chia seeds
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 13 pitted dry dates
  • ½ t vanilla extract
  • 2 T tahini
  • A pinch salt
  • 1 t almond butter
  • 1 t honey or maple syrup (optional)

Cooking Instructions

1. Soak the chia seeds in boiling water for 5 minutes. They should expand fully in the water. Stir so they all expand. You can add more water if some of the seeds stick to the bottom.

2. Meanwhile, place the dates, vanilla, tahini, salt and almond butter into a blender and blend until smooth. You will have to do this a few times to make sure the dates are broken down.

3. Spoon the chia seeds into your favourite bowls and top with the tahini-and-date mixture.

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Photograph: Toby Murphy 
Styling: Khanya Mzongwana

Megan Lagerwey Recipe by: Megan Lagerwey
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Megan Lagerwey is a certified IIN (Institute of Integrative Nutrition) Health Coach specialising in gut health and wellness. Since she started learning about the gut in 2017, she’s changed the way she eats. And because she has a major sweet tooth, she started creating treats incorporating gut-loving elements. Her recipes always promise lots of fibre or "plant points", and they're super easy to make! Follow her on Instagram @the_good_gut_guru.

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