Winter Wonderland Cranberry Apple Chia Pudding


This is a wonderfully healthy breakfast packed with nutrition but decorated with a little seasonal whimsy. I opted for the less healthy snowman version because he was so white, fluffy and welcoming. However I’ve also given options to remove all candy and keep it a health-forward meal (up to you…).

It’s a simple meal that will be sure to bring a smile.

Winter Wonderland Cranberry Apple Chia Pudding Cups
Makes 4 Portions:

1 cup homemade cranberry apple sauce (see below)
½ cup chia seeds
1 ½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3 tablespoons maple syrup
Coconut flakes

Cranberry Apple Sauce

4 medium apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 cup frozen/fresh cranberries
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt

Marshmallows sliced in thirds for snowmen (healthier: use sliced banana dusted in coconut)
Piped chocolate for snowman’s face and hands
Tiny sliver of carrot for snowman’s nose
Candy cane for snowman’s hands (healthier: fresh red berries for decoration/rosemary sprig)

Make the Cranberry Apple Sauce:
In a medium stock pot, add all the ingredients. Cover and bring to a boil. Boil covered for 8 minutes then allow to cool and puree.

Make Make the Rest:
Add ¼ cup of the cranberry apple sauce to 4 small containers. Spread to a fine layer on the bottom (removing any air bubbles by pressing down with a spoon) and cover each container with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate.

In a separate bowl, mix chia seeds, almond milk and maple syrup. Cover bowl and allow to set for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.

The next morning, divide the chia pudding evenly between the 4 containers. Top with the coconut flakes and add snowmen.

Serve chilled.

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