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Author Notes: This is a lightly fragrant and delicately flavored citrus and fresh fig chia seed pudding. I love fresh figs and now is the time to devour them. The little fig seeds mingle with the chia seeds for a crunchy texture and the citrus and maple brighten the otherwise mellow, creamy pudding. It’s not quite dessert but it is a lovely and refreshing summer breakfast for two. —Maja Lukic - Veggies & Gin
- 1 cup almond milk (preferably homemade)
- 1/4 cup chia seeds (black or white)
- 3-4 fresh figs, chopped
- 1 teaspoon orange zest (or other citrus)
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup, plus extra for garnish
- 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped (for garnish)
- 2 figs, quartered (for garnish)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond milk, chia seeds, citrus zest, and maple syrup. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 10 minutes or so. Add in the chopped figs and stir again.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight until it’s thick and pudding-like. When ready to serve, stir the pudding well and divide between two small bowls. Garnish each pudding with a quartered fig, a tablespoon of chopped walnuts, and a drizzle of maple syrup, to taste. Eat.