21
May

Layered Chia & Almond Pudding Parfait

4 mason jars filled with chia/chocolate pudding with almond butter and bananas on bottom and fresh berries on top.

This recipe for Layered Chia and Almond Pudding Parfait combines tart berries with chocolate pudding, creamy almond butter, and bananas.

The berries in California are coming in season and have been so beautiful lately…I mean just look at the vibrant color in those pictures! We have been fortunate enough lately to even find organic berries at our Costco! I love taking Asher down to the local Farmer's market and letting him taste the sweetness of all of the berries and decide which bin to take home.

The parfait is rich and decadent and you may only be able to eat one half of the jar and save the rest for later! I add just a few chopped almonds on top, but if you want more of a crunch, you could layer more almonds throughout and even some mini dark chocolate chips!

To make the prep easier, you can split the steps up and do a few ahead of time. Make the pudding the day before and let it chill in the fridge overnight. You could also cut up all the berries and bananas the night before or morning of and put a little lemon juice on the fruit so it doesn’t turn brown. Once made, these can also be kept in the refrigerator for three days, just place the berries on top before serving. I think these will be the perfect treat for your Memorial Day celebrations!

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Layered Chia & Almond Pudding Parfait



AUTHOR:

SERVES: 6

Cuisine: American

Category: Desserts

PREP TIME: 15 mins

TOTAL TIME: 15 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 6 ounces pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened raw cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • 1/3 cup unsalted, natural almond butter
  • 1 cup mixed berries of choice
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Combine almond milk, dates, cacao powder, chia seeds, vanilla, cinnamon and sea salt in a blender. Blend until very smooth, about two minutes.  Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. To assemble the parfaits: Divide the banana slices between six 8-ounce Mason jars or bowls. Spoon equal amounts of almond butter into the jars, then top with equal amounts of the chilled pudding. Top with berries and almonds and serve immediately or refrigerate covered for up to three days.

Nutritional data (per 1 serving)

Calories 344

Fat 17g

Carbs 46g

Sugars 26g

Protein 9g



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