PP: Apple Chia Seed Pudding Parfait

Chef:  Jessica Meyers Altman; Garden Fresh Foodie
Makes:  4 Servings
Prep Time:  5 minutes
Cook Time:  2 minutes
Total Time:  7 minutes

Makes:  4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time:  7 minutes



  • 1 ½ c almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1/3 c/2 oz white chi seed (I use this so my kids can’t see the chia seeds, you can use black)
  • ½ t lemon zest
  • ½ t  cinnamon
  • ½ t vanilla
  • 3 oz of dates (4-5)


  • 2 cups apples (1 large apple, small dice/cut into bite sized pieces, no need to peel)
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • Water to saute


  1. Place all ingredients into a Vitamix and blend, except assembling ingredients
  2. Saute apples in 1 T of water (just enough to prevent sticking, but not too much to steam, add cinnamon, cook until just softened, about 3 minutes
  3. Layer pudding, apples, pudding, and end with a layer of apples
  4. Top with some pomegranate seeds for holiday color, granola or maple chipotle walnuts for a kick!


  1. You can spruce up this dessert any way you choose. Layer my tahini ginger granola(see my site) in between you apple layers (just make sure it’s not a granola loaded with fat, sugar, and oil). Or skip the apples and layer in mangoes, pomegranate seeds, or any other berry that’s in season. Go crazy.
  2. This pudding provides a great base. It’s so good, you can serve it to the kiddos even for breakfast! What kid doesn’t like dessert for breakfast?
  3. In the summer I love to pair it with my strawberry rhubarb compote instead of the apples.

Jessica Meyers Altman
Associate Professor of Whole Food Nutrition & Living

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