Chocolate Chia Poohding

Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by edh, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    So......I got quite into instant chocolate pudding as a 'shake in a peanut butter jar' dessert when on my PCT sections.

    Then latterly Chia porridge in the Sierra last year.

    So been playing with a more nutritious no heat version, which works pretty well; might need a little refining...

    1 Tblspn Chia seeds
    1 Tblspn Cocoa powder
    1 Tblspn Muscavado sugar
    2 Tblspn Nido
    50ml water

    I've not weighed the ingredients still playing.

    Sets really well (Chia is a natural thickener)....tasted great...

    and looks like :poop:

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  2. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    50ml? A down in one kind of dessert then?

    Sounds lush :)
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  3. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    It's a decent portion, Chia expands...

    Some could manage 'down in one'.....

    I'd believe anything having seen el with a pork pie
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  4. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    And it tastes like …… ?? "one eyebrow raised questioningly" emoji :whistling:
  5. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker


    First pic I could find of one from a few years ago when I made a load of different types;

    Chocolate topped, dusted with icing sugar, baked with Chia, Almond, Banana, Pecan, Coconut fat, popped Amaranth, Honey, Pumpkin seeds, Chaga, dried forest fruits.

    They went quite hard, Chia seeds are the epoxy resin of baking.
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  6. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I can't remember if it was chia seeds or hemp seeds.... But what I do remember is .... When I put too many in my super paleo cookies.... It's was like eating a snicker dropped on Durness beach :doctor:
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  7. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Probably hemp....Chia is more like frogspawn
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  8. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Cheers, might try making some.
  9. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    Angel delight with nido & occasionally extras for me.
    Not as nutritious, but sometimes the occasionally extra is mixed berry/fruit
    (mostly its brokem biscuit)
  10. Stuart

    Stuart Ultralighter

    How long does it take the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and form the poohding?
  11. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    20+ minutes; the longer the better...
  12. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Never tried chia but just bought some to give it go... Who shall I winge to if it tasts awful?:rolleyes:
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  13. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Whomever gives a damn :D
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  14. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    And...after as much 'testing' as I am prepared to do (although I believe my co-conspirator Dr Deliciosa would like me to continue)...I have settled on:

    1 Tblspn Chia seeds
    1 Tblspn Cocoa powder
    1 Tblspn Muscavado sugar
    3 Tblspn Nido
    60ml water

    This weighs around 80g for 350ish calories

    Now I need to source a suitable mixing/transportation vessel/poohding bowl and I'm done.
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  15. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Corrected for errors. :)

    Have you tried a touch of cinnamon and vanilla in it? :drool:
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  16. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Neither shall I.
    A pinch of Aleppo pepper maybe....

    Edit: just realised your Vodka suggestion is solely to raise the calorie count; sorry for the assumption...
  17. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    It wasn't solely to rasie the caloric content. :)

    Aleppo pepper could be a winner, lovely sweet undertones would blend well with the tinny soap taste of the Nido.

    Your hot :poop:ty frogspawn recipe has legs.
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  18. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    Technically that'd be a frog. :troll: :whistling:
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  19. Davy

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  20. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    Do you just add the ingredients together and shake then drink?
  21. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Nope. I've been stirring water in thus far in my home trials (ahem)...
    Will try shaking now proportions are sorted.

    I leave it to thicken as I want a pudding, not a drink; if drinking I'd add a fair bit more water.
  22. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    Ahh i see, how long do you let it set?
  23. stormin'

    stormin' Section Hiker

    Angel delight has about 440 calories per pack, A tablespoon of Nido has about 160 calories= 600 calories .
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  24. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    An hour or so; plan is to make it when pitching, then put it in a stream (if handy)....with a rock on top. This worked in the cauldron that was SoCal with instant pudding.
  25. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    I like how this goes full circle, wondering what Teepees gourmet drops were in the photo above I found their web page and along with their chocolate flavor drops they have a recipe for a chocolate chia pudding in a similar style but lower calorie with no sugar :yuck:

    @Teepee are those drops very sweet? I may have to try some but I assume they are just to compliment a drink rather than to use to make one from scratch?

    @edh , silly question i know and purely based on my own lazyness, but is it a pain to wash up the next day? I like to leave the chores till the morning usually but some of these seedy things are sticky as hell and a pain to shift.
    Part of the reason I like rehydrate in a bag is to avoid washing up or having a coffee tasting of curry the next day.
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