This dish is a quicker (tastier!) spin on rice pudding. Chia seeds replace rice for a pudding that is still chewy, creamy, and sweet. And since chia seeds are a great source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, this is pretty darn healthy for a yummy dessert.
The pudding is pleasant served both hot and cold, though I’m not sure what reheating would do to the texture. If you wish to serve the dish hot I would not recommend making it far ahead of time. This dish does not require time to set and can be served immediately after cooking.
Servings: 2; Prep Time: 5 minutes; Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 1.5 cups skim milk
- 3 Tbsp chia seeds
- 3 Tbsp light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp vanilla
- Bring milk to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Whisk chia seeds into milk and continue to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
- Meanwhile, beat the egg in medium bowl.
- Whisk brown sugar into milk mixture.
- Slowly stream half of the milk mixture into the egg, whisking constantly so the egg doesn’t begin to cook.
- Whisk the egg mixture back into the pan and continue to simmer, whisking constantly, for another 2 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins.