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Apple Pie Chia Parfait Is Perfect Anytime

Want a delicious breakfast, snack or even a healthy dessert? Try chia pudding. About two tablespoons of chia seeds contain almost 10 grams of fiber, making this an excellent and filling start to your day. Plus, add any nut or seed that you fancy. There’s plenty of natural sweetness from the apples, but you can add more to taste. I recommend taste testing before you serve. You can make two large servings or four smaller servings.

Ingredients

Apple pie filling

  • 3 large apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • ¾ cup of coconut water
  • 2 Tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract

Coconut yogurt

  • 1 cup of coconut yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp of sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp of maple syrup or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp of chopped almonds

Directions

  1. Combine all the apple filling ingredients into a saucepan and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until apples are tender.
  2. Combine well the coconut yogurt ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Once the apple are tender, mash some of the apple up to give it a mixed consistency.
  4. Layer apple pie filling, then coconut yogurt, then apple pie filling then coconut yogurt then top with a little more apple pie filling then finally the chopped nuts and serve.

These parfaits can be made 1-3 days in advance, and stored covered.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2-4

Substitutions

Apple – pear, plum

Coconut water – apple juice, water

Chia seeds – flaxseeds

Coconut yogurt – almond yogurt, organic natural yogurt

Sunflower seeds – pumpkin, hemp seeds, nuts

Almonds – walnut, cashews, macadamias