I’m Jackie, a stay at home vegan mommy of one amazing little girl. My daughter, Zoey, is three years old, a huge Disney aficionado and Minnie Mouse super fan. She’s also the most amazing little helper in the kitchen that a mother could ask for, and so she is… my Minnie Chef.

Cinnamon-Maple Pear and Pomegranate Chia Pudding Parfait

Cinnamon-Maple Pear and Pomegranate Chia Pudding Parfait

Chia Pudding Fruit Parfaits are such a nutritious and healthy way to eat dessert for breakfast!  Who doesn’t love the sound of that?  There are so many different ways to flavor chia pudding itself, and so many different ways to incorporate fruit into the mix.  Since it’s Fall and I just received a new bag of delicious Salba chia seeds from Salba Smart, I was inspired to make a chia pudding with traditional fall flavors and seasonal fall produce.  The white Salba chia seeds that I used in this recipe have a much lighter flavor than other chia seeds that I’ve tried and they take on the maple and cinnamon flavors and the flavors of the fresh fruit so well.  These seeds are also richer in nutrients than ordinary chia seeds, making them great to incorporate into smoothies, breakfasts like this one and other snacks.

Servings Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
2 5 mins. 20 mins. 25 mins.


  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 1 ¼ cups almond milk, unflavored and unsweetened  
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 Bartlett pears, peeled
  • 1 pomegranate


  1.  Prepare chia pudding by combining chia seeds, almond milk, 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a glass jar.  Stir together so that no clumps form, then seal jar and refrigerate overnight. 
  2. Prepare pears by dicing them into half-inch, uniform chunks.  Combine pear chunks, remaining maple syrup and cinnamon in a small saucepan and simmer, covered, for approximately 20 minutes.   
  3. Prepare pomegranate juice by cracking open the pomegranate and placing the seeds in a blender.  Blend until liquefied.  Strain mixture into a glass (freeze the contents of the strainer for later use in a smoothie!). 
  4. To prepare the chia pudding parfait, layer chia pudding, pears, and pomegranate juice in a jar or a cup until full.  Serve and Enjoy!   

Toddler Tip:

Let your toddler help make the chia pudding by stirring everything together and show him or her that the seeds and almond milk turn into a pudding overnight! You can also let your toddler assemble his or her own parfait.

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