I LOVE Fall – everything about it, the beautiful colors and the way the light changes, new ingredients in season, a crispness in the air calling for boots and sweaters.
This recipe takes advantage of some of the wonderful flavors of fall and is somewhat reminiscent of Pumpkin Pie. It is a really nice treat, not overly sweet with a really nice mouth feel. It is also a great way to get some chia seeds in your diet without the issue of getting them suck in your teeth.
Use whatever milk you like, just be aware that different milk with change the flavor some. The honey is warmed only so that it mixes better with the cold ingredients, it is not necessary but it does make things a little easier. To warm the honey I put it in a small dish and place that in a small pan filled with water. I turn the heat on low and let it sit for a few minutes until it becomes more fluid.
Milk of choice, 1 ½ cups (I’ve used whole cows milk and almond milk)
Chia seeds, 1/3 cup
Cocoa powder, 1 tsp unsweetened
Pumpkin puree, 2 tbsp
Honey, 2 tbsp warmed
Vanilla, ½ tsp
Ginger, 1/8 tsp ground
Cinnamon, 1/8 tsp ground
Nutmeg, a dash ground
Serves: makes 1 pint jar’s worth
Time – Prep and Cooking: 4-24 hrs (depends on how long you let it sit)
1. Mix all ingredients in a pint jar and shake or stir until combined.
2. Place in the fridge and let set for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, shaking or stirring every-so-often (a bit more frequently in the beginning to make sure that the seeds are as evenly spread around as possible.)
What do you love about Fall?