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Have I introduced you to my newest obsession yet? Say hello to my new-old friend, Chia Pudding. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I’m about ready to pop and my pregnancy cravings are in full swing (baby please come any day now!) or the fact that chia seeds are so dang fun, healthy, and versitile that I’ve just been so obsessed with them lately. Now I’ve had my fair share of chia puddings in the past, and I sort of forgot about them up until recently, but this White Chocolate Pear Chia Pudding takes my chia game to a whole new level.
This was my first time ever using fruit in the recipe as opposed to just garnishing with fruit on top of the recipe, so I was super pumped to kick it up with the PEAR-fect addition of vegan white chocolate and green anjou pears from USA Pears!
Side note: did you know there are 10 different kinds of pears?!
So, how did I choose just the right pears for this White Chocolate Pear Chia Pudding? Well I certainly love anjou pears for their vibrant green color, and knew it would look amazing PEARED with the green ombré idea I had in mind for this pudding. Now obviously the pear itself isn’t green so I added some matcha powder to this recipe as well (surprise!) to really enhance those layers and it actually partnered very nicely with the white chocolate and pear flavors. I mean, as if this chia pudding could get any cooler! Let’s take a closer peek at the ingredients in these delicious White Chocolate Pear Chia Puddings:
☆ white chia seeds
☆ anjou pears
☆ vegan white chocolate
☆ matcha powder
☆ almond milk
☆ pure almond extract
That’s it! Only 6-ingredients and 20 minutes (plus chilling time) required for this delectable dessert!
Now the ombré look isn’t as complicated as it may seem, but you can certainly leave out the matcha and have straight up white chocolate pear chia pudding and it’s just as delicious. I’ll leave that part up to you, but if you’re looking to wow your guests, it only takes an extra minute really.
Head on over to USA Pears for some very helpful information about each kind of pear (seasonality, ripening, culinary uses, etc…), to help you choose the exact pear you’d like to use in this recipe! Pears are alwasy a go-to fruit for my family and I because they are not only delicious but they are a great source of fiber, containing 6 grams of fiber per medium-sized fruit, 24% of our daily recommended value. They are also a great source of vitamin C which is always something we are trying to add to our diets with a toddler in the house (mammas you feel me?!)
As always, I love to see your re-creations on Instagram and Facebook and be sure to let me know what kind of pear you choose!