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Purple Sweet Potato Chia Pudding Recipe

Hints of cardamom and vanilla punctuate this lusciously creamy and easy purple sweet potato chia pudding. Enjoy this cool, no-bake treat for breakfast, or a snack, or even dessert.

The best no-bake purple sweet potato chia pudding

When it comes to comfort food, potatoes are my first option. 

And, well, when it comes to a healthy treat that can be enjoyed at breakfast, for a snack, as well as masquerade as a dessert, chia pudding is my go-to option. 

So, I decided to marry my two loves in this purple sweet potato chia pudding.

I love this purple sweet potato chia pudding as it is a delightfully delicious powerhouse of nutrition. It is completely dairy-free. And, you only need 7 ingredients to make it.

7 ingredients needed to make this easy no-bake purple sweet potato chia puddings

What are the ingredients need to make this chia pudding?

You will need the following 7 ingredients to make this, and they are:

Purple sweet potato
I used a baked purple sweet potato and not ube, also known as purple yam, in this chia pudding. However, if you want to use ube instead of purple sweet potato, go right ahead. While both look very similar and have a ton of nutritional benefits, there are a few differences between the two.

Purple sweet potatoes grow underground as they are tubers and ube grow on vines. Purple sweet potatoes are said to be ever so slightly less sweet than ube and can have a drier texture as well. Purple sweet potato also have a lower glycemic index, making them more diabetic friendly than starchy ube.

Dairy-free milk
Almond milk is what I always have on hand so that is what I used in this recipe. But oatmilk or cashew milk would work as well.

easy purple sweet potato cream

Chia seeds
I used black chia seeds in this recipe. Chia seeds are little powerhouses of nutritional benefits. They are said to help us with everything from cardiovascular health, inflammation reduction, to gut health. If you would like to read more about chia seeds, check out this article.

Cardamom
Powdered cardamom adds such a delightful depth of flavor to this chia pudding. But flavor isn’t the only benefit of using cardamom in this recipe. Cardamom also comes with a plethora of health benefits. It is said to have anti microbial and anti inflammatory properties as well as a slew of other benefits.

Maple syrup
I used maple syrup as I was trying to keep this recipe refined sugar free. Instead of maple syrup, you could also use brown sugar instead.

Easy no-bake purple sweet potato chia pudding ready to be topped.

Vanilla extract
Pure vanilla extract seems to pull all the 7 ingredients together beautifully and add so much aroma to this chia pudding.

Almond extract
Just like vanilla extract, aromatic almond extract amps up the flavor and aroma of this creamy comforting healthy pudding.

Taking a spoonful of sweet tasty vegan purple chia pudding

Once you have all these ingredients together, it is just a matter of blending all the ingredients, minus the chia seeds. Then adding the chia seeds to the blended mixture and mixing the two together using a spoon. Chill these for at least 4 hours or overnight so the chia seeds are able to absorb some of the liquid and turn into gelatinous gobs of deliciousness.

Top these chia puddings with coconut cream, your favorite fruits, maybe even some nuts or granola, and enjoy them for a quick easy breakfast, on the go snack, or a healthy dessert.

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The best no-bake purple sweet potato chia pudding

Purple Sweet Potato Chia Pudding

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

Hints of cardamom and vanilla punctuate this lusciously creamy and easy purple sweet potato chia pudding. Enjoy this cool, no-bake treat for breakfast, or a snack, or even dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 (cooked) medium purple sweet potato
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 4 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract

Instructions

  1. If you have a cooked purple sweet potato on hand, then use that. If not, follow the directions in the next step.
  2. You can cook the purple sweet potato in one of two ways, after rinsing it off first., and they are: 1) Wrap the purple sweet potato in foil and bake it at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes. 2) Poke the sweet potato with a fork, then place it in a pan, filled with water that covers it. Boil over medium heat for 30-40 minutes. Cool the purple sweet potato before using it.
  3. Add the cooked purple sweet potato into a blender. Also add in the almond milk, cardamom, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract, and blend well until smooth and creamy.
  4. Divide the chia seeds between 2 serving bowls and divide the creamy purple sweet potato mix between the two bowls.
  5. Mix well so the chia seeds are mixed well and coated by the creamy purple sweet potato mix.
  6. Place the serving bowls in the fridge and let chill for 4 hours to overnight. During this time, the chia seeds will absorb the creamy purple sweet potato mixture and become more gelatinous.
  7. Serve these purple sweet potato chia pudding chilled and topped with coconut cream and berries.
Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 309Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 0mgSodium 34mgCarbohydrates 53gFiber 11gSugar 32gProtein 6g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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Gorgeous color! I want this. :-)

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So deliciously sweet but also visually stunning!

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