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Holiday Treats: Paleo Eggnog Chia Seed Pudding

By Grayson Hayes @cavemandietblog
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Holiday Treats:

Paleo Eggnog Chia Seed Pudding

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Eggonog is a staple around the holidays and it’s an awesome ingredient to incorporate into your treats for the season. Today’s holiday treat is a paleo style eggnog pudding. Yes, paleo eggnog pudding. Of course, when we think “eggnog” we think of the effects when it is spiked with liquor. Well,  I can’t tell you what to do, but suffice to say that, certain types of alcohols can be paleo-friendly(ish), including some kinds of rums and potato vodkas. Essentially, keep it “clear” with the liquids, and you should be alright 9 out of 10 times.  So, whether you decide to spike this pudding or not, it is entirely up to you.

How is this a Paleo recipe? First, because it is dairy free, no added sugar, and no preservatives. In fact, the pudding texture that you will taste coming from the treat is created by the chia seeds themselves. See, chia seeds expand naturally, and take the form of a tapioca texture.

Now, here is the thing:

For the seeds to expand and soak in the liquid medium where it is placed, then you need to leave them soaking for more than 10 minutes, preferably 20-30. This is what may take the bulk of your time, so consider that when you are planning to make it.

Here is what you will need.

Technology

  • Blender
  • Boiler

Grocery

  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 eggs (yolks)
  • Vanilla extract to taste (do not add too much or it will taste medicinal)
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 4 dried dates or dried figs

Procedure

  • Boil the dates for about 20 minutes for them to get soft. Once they get soft, toss the water and add all the other ingredients in. Put it all together in the BLENDER.
  • High speed blend until all is smooshed together, especially the dates
  • Use a boiler pot to heat up the mix on low. Stir the ingredients constantly and quickly to prompt the chia seeds to expand and get the mixture “plump.”
  • Be sure it does not get too thick or else it will become a flan, and you do not want that.
  • For it to cool down, store it in a container in the fridge for over two hours.

Enhance your holiday treats with these alternatives:

  • Top with coconut flakes
  • Add alcohol
  • Add more cinnamon
  • Use vanilla extract, nutmeg, almond or coconut extract–or all together!

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