Apple Walnut Chia Pudding Parfait

There’s something about the combination of Apples, Walnuts, and Cinnamon. It just goes so well together and makes for a perfect Autumn/Fall dish. Apple Walnut Chia Pudding Parfait is an ideal 
Autumn/Fall breakfast cum dessert as it has the goodness and sweetness of apples with a little tart like flavor as well and then the smooth gooey chia seed pudding. The aroma of cinnamon and the crunchiness of walnuts just completes the dish.

INGREDIENTS –

For the apple jam –

  • 2 apples, peeled and diced finely
  • 1 cup pure apple juice
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or daal chini, grounded or powdered
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp jaggery

For the parfait

  • 1 cup chia seeds pudding (check recipe notes to check how to make it or find alternatives to chia seeds are not available)
  • 1⁄3 cup of walnuts and raisins, slightly chopped
  • 1 cup apple jam (made earlier in this recipe)

INSTRUCTIONS –

For the apple jam –

  1. In a pan add all the apple jam ingredients and cook on low flame.
  2. Reduce the mixture on low flame for 15 minute stirring it after every 5 minutes.
  3. Mash the around half of the apple dices and mix well
  4. Let it cool and keep aside to use in the parfait

For the parfait –

  1. In a glass create layers of chia seed pudding, walnut & raising and apple jam one after the other.
  2. Drizzle some honey in between layers for extra sweetness.
  3. Garnish with some more walnuts.

RECIPE NOTES –

  1. To make chia seeds pudding, add 1 cup of chia seed in a glass jar, add  cup of milk and 1 tbsp of any sweetener like honey and mix well. Refrigerate it overnight and chia seed pudding is ready in the morning.
  2. For making this vegan, please replace regular milk with plant-based milk like almond, coconut or soymilk.
  3. If chia seeds are not available, you can also use overnight oats for this parfait.

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