This sugar free, dairy free, and gluten free chocolate cherry chia pudding makes a decadent breakfast or a healthy dessert.
2 cups coconut milk
6 tablespoons chia seeds
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
Cherry Chia Jam
2 cups fresh sweet cherries, pitted and de-stemmed
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or more, to taste
3 tablespoons chia seeds
fresh cherries, pitted and diced
In a medium-sized airtight container, whisk together the coconut milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, cacao powder, and cacao nibs (if using) until all of the chia seeds are free-floating within the liquid and there are no lumps. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight. Whisk thoroughly after refrigerating.
For the Cherry Chia Jam
In a high-powered blender or food processor, combine the fresh cherries and maple syrup. Blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until completely smooth. Pour into an airtight container and whisk in the chia seeds. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In 4 small jars or glasses, layer the chia pudding and cherry jam, one after the other.
Garnish with fresh cherries and cacao nibs.