Easy and Healthy Blackberry Cobbler Chia Pudding

by Kaitlynn Fenley

Blackberry cobbler is one of the best summertime desserts, especially in our home state of Louisiana. This summer I decided to give this classic dessert a twist and make it into chia pudding! Try this healthy blackberry cobbler chia pudding for a refreshing snack, quick breakfast, or delicious dessert.

Blackberry Cobbler Chia Pudding

This chia pudding reminds me of home. Every year of my childhood my mom and dad would take my sisters and me foraging for blackberries in early summer. When we arrived home with buckets of berries, we’d wash enough to fill up our bowls, open a can of evaporated milk, and pour it over the berries. Then, we’d sit outside and feast on creamy berries until we were stuffed. These are some of my favorite childhood memories.

Blackberries are native to Louisiana, and in late May through June, you can find them near almost any waterway and tree line in our state. Every year my family collects so many gallons of blackberries, we end up freezing a lot of them. For this recipe, I used foraged blackberries that my mom gave me that I’ve had frozen for a while.

There are three layers to this chia pudding. The main layer is a simple vanilla chia pudding. The second layer is a cashew-cream mixture, similar to our dairy-free coconut cashew yogurt mixture, that’s loaded with delicious, creamy, blackberry flavor. I wanted to really bring out the blackberry flavor, so I made some blackberry preserves and incorporated that too. Store-bought blackberry preserves will work great for this recipe!

Tips to Make Layered Chia Pudding

  • Let the chia seeds soak in the oak milk for an hour at room temperature, and stir every 15 minutes, before setting in the fridge. This helps it thicken more evenly. I like to let it set in the fridge for at least an hour. Then I divide it into cute little jars and finish it off with the other chia pudding layers. 
  • Use frozen blackberries. Fresh blackberries can be hard to find year-round, so if you can’t access any fresh berries just use frozen.
  • When making the blackberry cream pudding layer, use a quality blender or food processor. Make sure to pause your blender to mix and scrape down any pieces on the sides of your blender. This will ensure that there are no chunky clumps in the mix. When using blackberries, you will have some blackberry seeds in the mix. If you have a good blender and blend for 3 minutes or so, it should still come out smooth.

Storing Blackberry Cobbler Chia Pudding

This chia pudding should keep in the fridge for about 5 days. The jars photographed in this blog are cute, but be sure to store this blackberry cobbler chia pudding with a lid!

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Blackberry cobbler chia pudding in a small glass jar with vanilla granola on top
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Easy and Healthy Blackberry Cobbler Chia Pudding

Blackberry cobbler is one of the best summertime desserts, especially in our home state of Louisiana. This summer I decided to give this classic dessert a twist and make it into chia pudding! Try this healthy blackberry cobbler chia pudding for a refreshing snack, quick breakfast, or delicious dessert.

  • Author: Kaitlynn Fenley
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x

Ingredients

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Chia Pudding Layer

  • 1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
  • 1 Cup Oat Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt

Blackberry Cream Pudding Layer

  • 1 Cup Raw Cashews (soaked for one hour in hot water and drained)
  • 1/2 Cup Oat Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen

Other Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup blackberry preserves
  • 1/4 cup granola

Instructions

  1. Mix all the chia pudding layer ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together for about a minute until everything is evenly combined. 
  2. Place the chia pudding mixture in the fridge and let it set for about 1 to 3 hours (or overnight).
  3. Ensure you soaked your raw cashews for 30 minutes in boiling water (or overnight in room temp water), then drain. 
  4. Combine all of the blackberry cream pudding ingredients in your blender and blend on high until evenly combined and silky smooth.
  5. Evenly split the chia pudding mixture into thirds.
  6. Layer the blackberry cream pudding mix, chia pudding mix, and blackberry preserves in small jars
  7. Place the jars in the fridge to set for 2 to 3 hours before eating. 

Keywords: blackberry, cobbler, chia, pudding

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