Roasted Peach and Ginger Chia Pudding

by Gena on August 22, 2012

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Hi all! Thanks for the outpouring of love for Dreena’s book yesterday, and for the well wishes. I’m feeling more like myself today—glum about having had to change my plans and glum about the fact that I’m not with Jasmin and Mariann right now, but getting over my bug.

I made the beautiful chia pudding you see above right before I started to feel under the weather, and so the leftovers are still around. We’ll see if they’re still good when I’m ready for them (maybe tomorrow)! I wish I’d been able to give them to Mom while I wasn’t feeling well, but my mom’s reaction to the sight of chia pudding is usually a shudder. I get it: the stuff is odd to look at, if you’ve never tried it before. But it sure is delicious, and this recipe is now one of my favorites.

The trick to this recipe, of course, is the roasted peaches. Funny: I’m not such a peach fan in general, but I change my mind entirely when I roast them. They become sweeter, softer, slightly caramelized, and more delicious (in my opinion). I love roasted peaches and cashew cream as a dessert. I also love to stir them into oats, eat them on toast (so much better than jam!) or just nibble on them plain. Now, I also love to stir them into a delicately flavored, creamy bowl of chia pudding. This vegan breakfast is perfect for end of summer, and it’s also full of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and calcium. What could be better?

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This makes for such a rich breakfast! I loved feeling as though I was treating myself to something special. Remember my strawberry pumpkin waffles recently? I had the same thought: even though I typically eat breakfast on my own, it’s nice to create something ceremonious and unique.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. And trust me, if the roasted peach idea appeals, you’re in for a treat tomorrow. I won’t say what the recipe is, but I will say that it is simple, sweet, and that it involves ice cream (!). So stay tuned!

xo

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Christa @ Edible Balance August 22, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Oh this looks glorious, if only I had peaches! I am seriously hooked on chia pudding these days… I might have to hunt some down ;)

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Taylor August 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Looks delicious! Very different from the usual chia seed puddings out there. Will definitely give this a try!

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Lisa @ The Raw Serenity August 22, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I’ve never roasted my peaches before so I will defiantly do this with peaches are in season. It’s still winter here but not long now!
I’m so glad to here your feeling a bit better.
Your mum reminds me of my mum.
Can’t wait for tomorrows recipe aswell x

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Gena August 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Ha! Then you have a great Mum :)

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Marissa August 22, 2012 at 10:57 pm

That looks so filling! I liked your strawberry ginger chia pudding very much, but I have a feeling I’ll like this one even more. I’ve only had peaches raw, but I can imagine the carmelization of a roasted peach would be delectable. I’m guessing that after tomorrow’s recipe is posted, I’ll have two yummy roasted peach recipes to try out!

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Gena August 23, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Enjoy them!!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks August 22, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Gena – gorgeous! I think you need to submit that opening image to the food sites b/c it’s stunning and makes me crave both roasted fruit and chia pudding!

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Ksenija August 23, 2012 at 7:39 am

yum yum! I do love chia pudding and this one has some amazing twists. Cannot wait for the ice cream recipe, though ;) I have the feeling this ones going to be even better…

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Breia August 23, 2012 at 8:40 am

This looks amazing! I can hardly wait to try it out. Thanks Gena.

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Skye August 23, 2012 at 9:39 am

I adore peaches (plain, in peach cobbler, in peach pie, with ice cream…) but I’ve never tried roasting them. I love your chia puddings and can’t wait to try this one! Also really looking forward to your next peach recipe. :) I hope you are feeling back to normal soon!

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Ann-Louise August 23, 2012 at 9:40 am

Gaugh! I seriously can’t think of a better way to start a day. Sounds absolutely fantastic!

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Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy August 23, 2012 at 10:58 am

oooh peach and ginger – perfection!

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Emma August 23, 2012 at 11:13 am

I adore chia puddings but the seedy texture creeps me out. A simple solution is to blend the pudding until smooth after soaking for about an hour. Smooth, creamy chia goodness! Adding roasted peaches? Pure genius.

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Gena August 23, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I like that technique too, Emma!

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Ricki August 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

Glad you’re feeling a bit better! I think this dish would make anyone feel better–so gorgeous, so rich and creamy looking!

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Hannah August 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Sometimes it almost scared me how closely our tastes align! I, too, don’t usually go for peaches, but like them roasted or poached. I kinda miss chia seeds. Oh Cedar City, your one health food store is too far away!

Keep feeling better my dear. That’s a strict order.

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Jill @ Vegan in the Kitchen August 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

This looks delicious. I have some sweet Georgia peaches in my refrigerator now that need to be eaten. Can’t wait to try this!

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jess @ cupcakes and kale August 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm

roasting peaches is something i’ve yet to try, but given how much i love them bbq’d i can only imagine how luscious they’d be! glad to hear you’re feeling more like yourself :)

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Gena August 23, 2012 at 10:48 pm

BBQ peaches! Now THAT’S an interesting idea…

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Dreena Burton August 23, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Holy Hannah that looks good Gena! Beautiful idea to roast the peaches first – and the flavor combo looks delectable. Glad to hear you’re feeling much better! xo

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Jade August 24, 2012 at 1:29 am

Looks great–have you tried chia pudding with lemon?

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Gena August 25, 2012 at 8:46 am

No, but that is on the list.

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Alice August 24, 2012 at 8:02 am

It’s taken me a very long time to get up the nerve but I just tried Chia pudding—-LOVE it. I just made your basic pudding recipe so I can only imagine how delicious your fancier versions are.

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Gena August 25, 2012 at 8:46 am

I am so glad you liked it!

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Lolita @ Peace, Love and Greens August 24, 2012 at 8:04 am

This looks delicious. I love peaches!

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Lauren @ The Homeostatic Mindset August 25, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I’m always kind of nervous to try chia pudding…not sure about the texture, or how my GI tract would react… Would love to give it a try though! Just must stop being scared lol

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Tamara August 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

My first time roasting fruit! Thanks for the suggestion and the pudding was yummmy! I usually half your chia recipes since it makes so much since I only eat ~1 cup of it for breakfast with a banana, etc.

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Priscilla White August 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm

This looks amazing! thanks for posting:) I don’t know if I’d ever make it but it’s very impressive.

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Jenna Krabacher September 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

This recipe is AMAZING!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!
I feel almost guilty eating it because it takes like a fat and sugar filled desert, but it’s actually really good for you.
This is going to become a staple in my house :)

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Valerie May 1, 2013 at 11:07 am

Would this work with coconut milk rather than almond milk?

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Gena May 3, 2013 at 9:41 pm

It should, yes!

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Nicky October 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm

I have made this twice now but use fresh ginger and coconut milk. So creamy and warming. Love your recipes, so easy to follow and all gorgeous in taste and visual :-)

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