Cookie Monster Chia Seed Pudding
Now, if you grew up in America after 1969, you most likely know who Cookie Monster is. The blue, cookie-obsessed puppet from the show Sesame Street. But, have you heard of Veggie Monster? This horror of an idea was started in the Spring of 2005 when it was rumored that Cookie Monster had started a new healthy diet! Supposedly, producers were planning to change Cookie Monster to Veggie Monster out of fear his love for the round treat was influencing children and their eating habits.
Completely ridiculous! A puppet would never impact my food choices...me humming “C is for Cookie” in my head every time I reach for a cookie is unrelated!
Well, rumor or not, those producers wouldn’t have had to worry about Cookie Monster’s meals if he was eating these Cookie Monster Chia Seed Puddings for breakfast. Yes, you heard that right, you CAN eat cookies for breakfast. (Or lunch, or dinner, or dessert. These chia seed puddings are delicious any time of day!)
Don’t let the blue color or cookie dough topping fool you, these vegan treats are fit for a true Veggie Monster. They’re packed with fiber and protein from the chia seeds, silken tofu, chickpeas and cauliflower. Okay, now before you throw your burnt cookies at me, trust me when I say these do NOT taste like a blue salad! Both the vegetables and tofu are neutral tasting, making them perfect to add a bit more health into your day without having to scarf down a green juice. Still skeptical? Silken tofu has actually been used in sweet dishes in Asia for decades (probably centuries, but I’m too lazy to read a Wikipedia article about it right now.)
On top of that, these beauties are naturally colored with butterfly pea flower powder. It’s tasteless and is reported to have plenty of health benefits like boosted brain and immune health and can help stabilize blood sugar levels. These chia seed puddings are beautiful inside and out!
If you have kids, or are just a kid at heart, these can be a great make ahead breakfast option. I usually meal prep about 3 or 4 to grab on my way to class for an easy, on-the-go breakfast option.
These are a great, healthy option for kids, picky eaters, Veggie Monsters, AND Cookie Monsters.
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Makes about 3-4 servings
½ batch - Chickpea Cookie Dough Recipe
340 g - Silken Tofu*
100 g - Riced Cauliflower
48 g - Chia Seeds
4 g - Butterfly Pea Powder - I used found it on Amazon
20 ml - Maple Syrup*
120 ml - Almond Milk
¼ tbsp - Vanilla Extract
½ tsp - Salt
1 tbsp - Water
Add cauliflower rice to a microwave safe bowl with water. Steam in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Allow to cool.
To a high speed blender, add cauliflower, tofu, maple syrup, almond milk, vanilla extract, and salt. Blend until completely smooth. Add in butterfly pea powder. Blend again until smooth.
Add chia seeds to blender and gently pulse until just incorporated.
Portion mixture into jars and allow to chill in the fridge for at least two hours.
When chia seed pudding is thick, top with cookie dough and extra chocolate if desired. Enjoy!
- I like to use the shelf stable silken tofu for this recipe. You can usually find it in the asian or ethnic food aisle of your grocery store.
- I intentionally left this on the less sweet side. Adjust sweetener to your preferences
Looking for another make meal-prep breakfast idea? Why not try these sheet-pan protein pancakes?
COOKIE MONSTER is trademarked by SESAME WORKSHOP