Yummy Chia Breakfast Pudding

I've been cooking with Chia Seeds for a while now, but this Chia Breakfast Pudding is Yummy.

I added Chia Seeds to my diet for the fiber. Half a Tablespoon of chia seeds a day, that's just 8 grams, has 2.8 grams of fiber, 38 calories, 1.25g protein, 2.5g fat, and only 0.50 net carbs.

And I love Egg Custard, but I'm watching my weight, counting calories and carbs. This chia pudding is yummy, easy, and healthy.

When I first discovered chia seeds, I ate them dry. The taste was fine, but the little seeds felt almost unmanageable. Getting stuck between my teeth, and such. I saw a lot of talk online about chia puddings, but they all included some form of fake milk. I like real milk, but I choose to be careful about drinking my calories. It took several months before I wondered what would happen if I soaked them in water.

Well, they turned the water into a handy little gel. I was a bit amazed, and it only took a couple of minutes and a few finger swirls.

Start with a quarter cup of tap water in a bowl, add half a tablespoon of chia seeds on top, after a few seconds swirl the mix with a clean finger. Clean your finger by putting it in your mouth, it's only 8 grams of seeds, don't want to lose any. Continue to do this while you get everything else ready.

When the chia gel is ready, add two eggs. Whip the eggs and chia gel together, add a little salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cardamom, or whatever seasonings you prefer.

I'm making pudding, so I start with a cold pan. I add a little olive oil and a bit of butter for flavor. As soon as the butter starts to melt and with the whole bottom of the pan coated in oil, I add the egg mix.

This is pudding, so we just scrape the bottom, and swirl the pan, until there's not enough wet mix left to swirl. Then we turn off the heat and fold. Before it looks done, put it back in the bowl.

What, wait... did I say, back in the bowl... Yes, because you already rinsed the bowl, while you were waiting to scrap the bottom of the pan.

Cleanup time... I'm a hands-on guy, so I start with a quick rinse.

Then I scrape the bottom of the pan with my fingernails before I grab my washrag and scrubby thing. The waste goes in the trash, not down the drain.

While you're rinsing the pan, your pudding can cool a bit.

Once your pudding has cooled grab a spoon, it's pudding, and you should notice a watery gravy in the bowl, that's ok, it's yummy, kinda creamy, with sweet buttery flavor, that's why you have a spoon.

So a few extra photos, you can see I pre-cut a stick of butter to keep in the refrigerator, and you can see that I did try making a chia omelet once, I like the pudding better.



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