Peaches 'n' Cream Chia Seed Pudding Parfait
These vegan Peaches 'n' Cream Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits are subtly sweet, creamy, and breakfast appropriate (yet dessert-worthy). Plus, they're packed to the brim with detoxifying chia seeds. Creamy vanilla chia pudding and sweet peach compote are layered into jars and topped with frozen diced peaches, pepitas, and coconut flakes.
Coconut Yogurt Chia Pudding
- 10 ounces frozen peaches, about 2 cups
- 1/4 to 3/4 cup filtered water, as needed
- 1 to 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, more or less to taste (depending on the sweetness of your fruit)
- Fresh peaches, diced
- Fresh berries
- Coconut flakes
For the Coconut Yogurt Chia Pudding
In a medium-sized airtight container, whisk together the coconut yogurt, plant-based milk, maple syrup, and sea salt. Add the chia seeds and whisk until they're evenly dispersed throughout the liquid. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours to thicken.
Thoroughly whisk after refrigerating to redistribute the chia seeds. If it's too thick, whisk in more plant-based milk, 1 tablespoon at a time to thin; if it's too thin, whisk in more chia seeds, 1 tablespoon at a time, to thicken.
For the Peach Compote
In a medium saucepan, combine the frozen peaches, 1/4 cup of the water, and the maple syrup over medium-high heat. Bring to a rapid simmer, reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes or until the fruit begins to break down, stirring occasionally. If needed to thin or prevent burning, add in more filtered water, 2 tablespoons at a time. Turn off the heat and use the back of a fork to mash any visible pieces of fruit into the compote.
Let cool completely, transfer to an airtight jar, and refrigerate until ready to use.
If the compote is too thick after refrigerating, whisk in more filtered water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
*This makes a small batch of peach compote (approximately 1 cup). If you prefer a generous layering of peach compote, I recommend doubling the batch. Just keep in mind that you may need to simmer the compote for a 5 to 10 minutes longer.
**Note on preparation time: This recipe requires just 10 minutes of active preparation and 15 minutes of cooking plus 6 hours of chill time.
***The chia pudding and peach compote can be layered into glasses and refrigerated for up to four days before enjoying. Simply hold off on adding the toppings until just before serving to keep everything fresh and vibrant.