Pumpkin Apple Chia Cereal
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Yield: 1 serving
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free Option

Since the chia takes several minutes to gel, mix the seeds and water first thing in the morning. Then go take a shower or get a pot of coffee going to kill some time. This hearty, healthy bowl of seeds and fruit is worth the wait.
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons buckwheat groats
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tablespoon raw almond butter
  • 2-3 teaspoons maple syrup, to taste
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 small apple, cored and diced
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  1. Place the chia seeds, buckwheat groats, and hemp seeds in a cereal bowl. Add water and stir to combine. Set aside for 15-20 minutes, until the chia seeds form a gel and the mixture becomes thick.
  2. Add the almond butter and stir until fully incorporated.
  3. Stir in the maple syrup, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Fold in the diced apple (reserve a small amount of apple for garnish, if desired).
  4. Top cereal with reserved apple and pumpkin seeds.
Nut-Free Option: Use a seed-based butter, like sunflower, or omit the almond butter and use a nut-free plant milk in place of the water.
Recipe by Leaves of Kale at http://www.leavesofkale.com/2014/11/pumpkin-apple-chia-cereal/