Sweet Potato Chia Pudding – A delectable fusion of mashed sweet potatoes, protein-packed chia seeds and warm spices, making a seasonal indulgence. Perfect for autumn mornings or festive gatherings!
What is sweet potato chia pudding?
Sweet potato chia pudding a flavorful and nutritious breakfast dish made with mashed sweet potatoes, chia seeds and spices. Chia pudding is a popular healthy breakfast option, and adding mashed sweet potatoes and cinnamon to the basic chia pudding will enhance the flavor and adds additional nutrients.
This chia pudding can be a wonderful addition to your autumn or Thanksgiving menu. The flavors of cinnamon and vanilla will make it a seasonally appropriate and delicious dish. You can enhance the autumnal feel by adding more warm spices like nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, or even a pinch of cloves.
Why you’ll love this recipe:
It’s a powerhouse of nutrients!
It’s a super easy make-ahead dish. Prepare a batch in advance and store it in the fridge.
A wonderful addition to your seasonal menu.
It can be easily adjustable according to your taste.
Ingredients & Substitutes:
Sweet Potatoes – Cooked and mashed sweet potatoes are used in this recipe. You could also swap it with pumpkin puree.
Milk – Any milk of your choice works well.
Chia Seeds – These are the key ingredient, they help thicken the pudding. You can use white or black chia seeds.
Vanilla – A little bit of vanilla adds a wonderful flavor to the pudding. You can swap it with almond extract or skip it if preferred.
Cinnamon – I have used ground cinnamon here to add warmth and depth of flavor. You can replace it with nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice.
Serve the chia pudding as a breakfast or snack.
You can top your sweet potato chia pudding with a variety of toppings for for added taste, flavor and texture. Sliced bananas, berries, apples, pecans, walnuts, almonds, granola and chocolate can be used as toppings.
A drizzle of nut butters such as almond butter or peanut butter can also be delicious addition.
You can also top it with whipped cream or yogurt to make it more delicious.
Store it in the refrigerator and consume within 2 days.
Tips & Notes:
Make sure the sweet potatoes are well cooked and mashed for a creamy pudding.
I haven’t added any additional sweetener as the sweetness of the sweet potatoes is enough for us. Taste the mixture before refrigerating and add any of your favorite sweetness if you want more sweetness. You can always sweetener later if needed.
Feel free to experiment with spices like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, or a pinch of clove for extra flavor. Start with small amounts of spices and adjust according to your taste.
Step by step instructions:
Combine mashed sweet potato, milk, cinnamon and vanilla in a mixing bow.
Mix well using a spoon or fork until well combined.
Add chia seeds to the sweet potato mixture and give it a mix.
Refrigerate for 1-3 hours or until set.
Remove it from the refrigerator and give it a mix.
Serve as a breakfast or snack.
Few more breakfast recipes on the blog:
- Mango Lassi Chia Pudding
- Chocolate Cream Cheese Easter Braid
- Vegan Persimmon Smoothie
- Avocado Cherry Tomato Toast
- Peanut Butter Strawberry Sandwich
- Chura Matar
- Bombay Veg Sandwich
How to make sweet potato chia pudding recipe below:
Sweet Potato Chia Pudding
- ½ Cup Cooked, Mashed Sweet Potato
- ½ Cup Milk
- 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
- ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
- ¼ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Combine mashed sweet potato, milk, cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl and mix until well combined.
- Add chia seeds and mix.
- Let it sit in the refrigerator for 1-3 hours or until set.
- When it is done, remove it from the fridge and give it a stir.
- Top it with desired toppings and serve.
Nutrition values are estimates only.