Over your usual breakfast combination? Try mixing it up this week with this mouth-watering Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding recipe!

INGREDIENTS

Chia Layer

  • ¾ cup (185 g) pumpkin purée*
  • 2 Tbsp coconut cream**
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger 
  • 2 pinches of cayenne pepper
  • 6 drops of vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 handfuls of chia seeds

Matcha Layer

  • 6 Tbsp coconut cream**
  • 4 Tbsp rice syrup
  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 30 drops of vanilla extract

METHOD

  1. Make the chia layer by mixing the pumpkin purée, coconut cream, orange juice, grated ginger, cayenne and vanilla in a food processor. Let the motor run while you slowly add the olive oil until you have a smooth liquid. Pour into a bowl and add the chia seeds. Stir the seeds carefully into the liquid with a spoon or spatula so that they are fully covered and do not stick together. Spoon the pudding into 2 glasses or bowls and set aside for at least an hour or overnight.
  2. Make the matcha layer by whisking the coconut cream, rice syrup, matcha powder, and vanilla in a bowl to make a beautiful creamy mixture. Pour over the pumpkin-chia layer, then leave in the freezer for 30 minutes to make firmer. Don’t have the time? Skip this stage and serve the pudding immediately.

TIPS

  • For a completely raw version, use pumpkin juice, raw coconut cream, a vanilla bean, and a natural liquid sweetener.
  • You can buy pumpkin purée or make it yourself by baking the chopped pumpkin for 30–40 minutes in a 190°C (375°F) oven and then mashing.
  • I use the solid parts of a BPA-free tin of coconut milk.

Images and Text from Vegan by Kyra de Vreeze, Murdoch Books RRP  ‘$24.99