I had some leftover chia coconut pudding (made simply by soaking chia seeds in some leftover coconut milk and adding maple syrup to taste.) Also, I needed breakfast quick.
I made up this breakfast mash bowl on the fly, and it is super fast to put together (if you have the chia pudding made already), so good for busy mornings.
The cool thing is you can use any combo of pudding flavor, fruit and topping to make whatever kind of bowl you desire. Hence, the mix-and-match name.
Here’s what you need:
- 1/2 cup dry oats (use gluten-free oats to make this a gluten-free recipe)
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or soy, rice, dairy, or any milk you choose)
- Half a banana
- Chia pudding of your choice (I used coconut)
- Any fruit (I used frozen mango chunks)
- Dried unsweetened coconut (or any kind of chopped nuts or seeds)
- Maple syrup (or honey, or any sweetener you like)
Here’s what to do:
Put the oats in a bowl and mash in the half banana with a fork. Pour the milk on top, stir, and let it sit for five minutes. Top with the chia pudding, fruit, topping and sweetener of your choice.
Here are a few combo ideas:
- Coconut chia pudding, mango, coconut
- Chocolate chia pudding, raspberries, coconut
- Strawberry chia pudding, strawberries, coconut
- Chocolate chia pudding, cherries, walnuts
- Coconut chia pudding, kiwi, almonds
- Raw apples, dried apples, walnuts & cinnamon
You could really mix this up even more, using quinoa or rice as a base instead of oats, and throwing in many different combos of fruit (or dried fruit) and seeds. You could add raisins, dried apricots, dried apples, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, anything you want. It truly is made for mixing and matching with whatever you have in your kitchen.
If you discover a favorite combo, please comment & share. Thanks!