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How about some Vanilla Cinnamon Chia Pudding or just plain Organic Chocolate?
With the weather being so cold, and plenty of snow to play in, sometimes Hot Chocolate becomes boring. How to mix it up and be healthy? Make home made pudding. This recipe is an adaptation of Grandma's Jello Salad recipe. Which, is one of my most popular recipes! Give it a try. Anyway, my son and I love Chocolate. I try to make healthy treats for us, and can't bring myself to use the boxed pudding mixes any longer. If I can't pronounce an ingredient, without a Chemistry dictionary, then I probably shouldn't be eating it. Thus this recipe was born. I made a vanilla pudding for Rice Pudding and raisins. It was very good. So why not make chocolate? I used Organic Cacao powder, it's a superfood!
Organic Chocolate Pudding
This picture shows how silky smooth the pudding is. In fact, my son liked it so much he keeps asking for it. When making my second batch, I messed up the flour and sugar measurements. Not to worry, the result was a super thick pudding, so I just added milk to thin it out. Worked great. So, don't freak if the pudding looks super thick, just add more milk. Don't forget you can also use 2% or skim milk for this. We were snowed in and this was the only milk I had. I don't usually use this brand, but when a snow storm is on the way, you sometimes have to take what Organic milk you can get.
When I was enjoying this delicious dessert I thought about my friend whose son has a lot of food allergies, like me, and my other friend who is opening a restaurant and wants to use "healthy alternative" foods.
My friends son wouldn't be able to enjoy this pudding because of the milk and egg. So I sent her a message to ask what she used to substitute eggs. She told me Chia seeds or flax seeds. Ok, I had coconut milk and chia seeds. She was coming over today, so I put her to work. We created this new pudding recipe. I'm so happy with it! Her son loved the pudding. The consistency was a touch thinner, and it didn't set up as solidly as a pudding, but it was setting up better as it cooled.