Vanilla Bean Chia Porridge with Coffee Syrup and Blueberries

Another divine recipe from Amanda at My Goodness Kitchen. We know what we are having for breakfast this weekend. Coffee syrup?! Yes please!! 

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Ingredients

Chia Porridge

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • the seeds from one vanilla pod or 1 teaspoon of good quality vanilla extract

Coffee Syrup

  • 1⁄2 cup fresh espresso
  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut sugar
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Seed Crunch

  • 1⁄4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped mixed nuts. I use walnuts, almonds and pecans
  • 1⁄4 cup mixed seeds such as pumpkin, sunflower, chia and linseeds

To serve

  • 1⁄2 cup fresh blueberries

Method

Put the seed crunch ingredients in a small, dry pan and toast on a low heat for 3 minutes or

until the coconut turns a light golden colour. Set aside.

In a small saucepan combine the coffee and coconut sugar and bring to a soft boil. Turn down the heat, add the vanilla and simmer for approximately 2 minutes or until the syrup begins to thicken. Set aside to cool. The syrup will continue to thicken as it cools.

Heat the almond milk, vanilla and maple syrup in a small pan. Bring it just to the boil before turning the heat down. Add the chia seeds and stir until the porridge just begins to thicken. If the chia seeds absorb too quickly, simply add more almond milk to thin out.

Serve a portion of the chia porridge in a bowl, add the seed crunch and the blueberries. Drizzle with the coffee syrup to serve.

Serves 2

Recipe by Amanda  from My Goodness Kitchen

Photography by Amanda  from My Goodness Kitchen

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