Vanilla Chia Pudding with Cinnamon Apples

Vanilla Chia Pudding with Cinnamon Apples | Food and Nutrition Magazine | Recipe Roundup

Wave goodbye to boring and bland chia pudding by adding a layer of warm apples sautéed in coconut oil and cinnamon for a filling breakfast.


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Vanilla Chia Pudding with Cinnamon Apples

Recipe by Deborah Murphy, MS, RDN


  • 1/3 cup (52 grams) chia seeds
  • 1 cup (225 milliliters) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 cup (87 grams) non-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons (10 milliliters) vanilla extract, divided
  • 4 teaspoons (20 milliliters) maple syrup, divided
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mililiters) coconut oil
  • 2 apples (272 grams), cores removed, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon (1 gram) ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup (28 grams) chopped almonds


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the chia seeds, almond milk, yogurt, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 teaspoons maple syrup. Stir well with a wire whisk. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Divide chia pudding into four small glasses and set aside.
  3. To make the apples, melt the coconut oil in a non-stick skillet over low heat. Add the apples, cinnamon, and remaining vanilla and maple syrup. Sauté for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently until apples are tender and thick sauce has formed. Top each pudding dish with equal amount of apples. Sprinkle with chopped almonds and serve immediately. Serves 4.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 1/3 cup chia pudding (87 g) topped with 1/3 cup (57 grams) cooked apples and 1/4 ounce (7 grams) almonds


Note: Analysis assumed Greek yogurt.

Deborah Murphy, MS, RDDeborah Murphy, MS, RDN, practices clinical dietetics in Chicago. She shares practical nutrition tips and healthy recipes on her personal blog, Dietitian Debbie Dishes. In her free time, you'll likely find her either shopping the farmers market or in the kitchen, camera and spatula in hand. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram.

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