This Halloween Breakfast Chia Pudding makes a fun and healthy Halloween food. It’s gluten-free and dairy-free, paleo and vegan!

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Healthy Halloween Food Ideas

A lot of moms and folks are searching for fun and healthy Halloween food ideas right now. How much fun would it be to surprise a kiddo with one of these Halloween-themed chia puddings for breakfast or dessert? I don’t have kids, but I’m kind of a kid at heart. Plus, I love playing with food!

This fun layered chia pudding is one of the eight healthy Halloween snacks I shared recently, but I wanted to give you the exact recipe in case you want to make it for yourself.

How to Make the Colors with Natural Food Coloring

Using all-natural food coloring is super duper important to me. I wouldn’t be surprised if the fake stuff was partially the reason I got cancer (read more about my story here), and I’m not interested in having it come back. So, that’s the driving force of why I try to eat as few fake foods as possible anymore.

In order to add the natural food coloring to the layers, I found these special white chia seeds that seemed to absorb the color really well, as opposed to regular black chia seeds.

I also found this company that makes all-natural, plant-based food dyes! I am so in love with this product and used it to make the orange layer. Or, you can get yourself some dried turmeric and dried beet powder to make the orange layer, too! For the black layer, I used activated charcoal powder. I was so excited to have success using all-natural products. Yay!

Steps

  1. To make the black and orange layered pudding, place ¼ cup white chia seeds in two glass bowls.
  2. Add the food coloring (orange in one, black in the other) to each bowl and then pour the almond milk on top. Use two separate spoons to gently mix the ingredients together.
  3. Add the honey or maple syrup and stir again.
  4. Let the chia pudding sit for at least 10 minutes before giving it another stir. The pudding will continue to thicken over time.
  5. Carefully layer the pudding into small glass jars.
  6. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Items recommended

Feel free to top this healthy Halloween dessert with spooky googly eyes for extra effect!

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Here’s the printable recipe:

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orange and black halloween chia pudding with fun pumpkin stickers

Halloween Breakfast Chia Pudding (Paleo & Vegan)


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This Halloween Breakfast Chia Pudding makes a fun and healthy Halloween food. It’s gluten-free and dairy-free, paleo and vegan!


Scale

Ingredients

  • ½ cup white chia seeds, divided
  • 1 teaspoon all-natural orange food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon all-natural black food coloring (from activated charcoal)
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, divided
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey* or maple syrup, divided

Instructions

  1. To make the black and orange layered pudding, place ¼ cup white chia seeds in two glass bowls.
  2. Add the food coloring to each bowl and then pour the almond milk on top. Use two separate spoons to gently mix the ingredients together.
  3. Add the honey or maple syrup and stir again.
  4. Let the chia pudding sit for at least 10 minutes before giving it another stir. The pudding will continue to thicken over time.
  5. Carefully layer the pudding into small glass jars.
  6. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Notes

*Use maple syrup to make this recipe vegan.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Vegan, paleo, dairy-free

Keywords: healthy halloween food, chia pudding, vegan halloween, gluten-free halloween treats

 

 

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