Salted Caramel Apple Cider Budino

Who here is a fan of rich, dense, custardy dessert? How about salted caramel? Yessss, and yessss! I thought so!
There is something about super creamy, egg-y desserts that is irresistible this time of year. I know this isn’t what comes to mind when you think of plant-based clean eating, but you can indulge in custard-esque treats without the dairy, sugar, or eggs! Case in point, this Salted Caramel Apple Cider Budino.

salted caramel apple cider budino

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Pumpkin Pecan Pudding Bread

This Pumpkin Pecan Pudding Bread should be part of your next dessert plan! If you are a member of my Facebook group, you probably saw this amazing recipe from Life Made Sweeter the other day. If you are not a member, you can request to join here.

A reader of mine shared it asking if I could make it vegan and gluten free. I love a challenge, so I got to work right away.  What you see below is my version.


My picture may not look as beautiful as the original author, but I promise it’s delicious. This recipe is divine!

It’s warm, gooey and packed with the flavors of fall thanks to the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.  The best part?  You can easily make this in the slow cooker!

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

I highly recommend this Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding.  I have been really into chia seeds lately.  They are so good for you and the high fiber content keeps you full for a long time.  So when Pacific Foods sent me a few samples of their unsweetened non dairy milk, I knew I had to make a chocolate chia seed pudding.

I already have a Chia Seed Pudding on the blog, but this time I decided to switch it up and do a chocolate version.  I used Pacific’s new unsweetened hemp milk for this recipe.

I love the unsweetened milk because I like to control the sugar in my recipes.  This tastes decadent enough to have for dessert, but it’s also healthy enough to have for breakfast!

I have been pretty stoked lately to see the organic berries coming back to the supermarket.  I have been waiting for them all winter.  They taste so good.

chocolate chia seed pudding.

Both my kids loved it.  Even my daughter Olive, who is tube fed, ate this up as you can see from the messy face in the next picture. Who can say no to anything chocolate?

Another great thing about this healthy chia seed pudding is that you can easily take it to work with you.  Just put it in a small mason jar and you are on your way to work!  It’s a healthy breakfast recipe that should keep you fueled all the way until lunchtime.


Here are some recipes you can add chia seeds to:

  • Granola Bars
  • Cookies
  • Overnight Oats
  • Muffins
  • Smoothies

So you can see they are very versatile.

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 30 min Serves 4-5 servings     adjust servings

Healthy enough for breakfast, but can be dessert too!



  1. Mix everything up in one big bowl.
  2. Stir well and stick in the fridge to set for at least a few hours.


Recipe Notes

This recipe is super easy and my kind of recipe! If you like a thicker pudding though, you can add a bit less milk.

Chia Seed Pudding (Vegan and Gluten Free)

This Chia Seed Pudding makes the perfect healthy breakfast!  I am not just talking about a ch-ch-ch-chia pet here.  Have you tried chia seeds?  They are super good for you.

I have only just tried them recently me myself.  Chia is the Mayan word for strength.  These little seeds were a big staple of the Aztec and Mayan diet.

One single serving of chia seeds contains 42% of your daily need for fiber and it packs more omega 3 fatty acids than a piece of salmon.

Chia seeds will absorb up to 12 times their own weight, making you feel full longer.  They are great to throw in smoothies and pudding.



This dish is loosely adapted from Food Babe’s Chia Seed Fruit Salad.  This chia seed pudding would be great served as breakfast or dessert.  It would also be great with some of my homemade granola sprinkled on top.

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

Prep Time 5 min Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

Get some superfoods into your diet with this yummy pudding!



  1. Throw all the ingredients in a bowl and chill in the fridge for a few hours.


Recipe Notes

This chia seed pudding takes all of 5 minutes to make and will keep you full for a long time afterward.