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  1. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Weird, I wonder why it didn’t work for you before!

    Fact: Chia seeds will not gel in tequila. Yup, tried it.

  2. Silvia

    Had to google chia seeds… actually learned something new today!

  3. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    I too, have always flopped on my attempt to make chia pudding. Either it didn’t turn out or it tasted off. Btw, I was friends with a girl whos family farmed chia. I kid you not. You should befriend her

    1. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

      So basically what I’m tryna say is there are chia farms somewhere in the countryside of Melbourne! It sounds like such a magical place

  4. Sig

    Mmmm….I’ve been meaning to try chia pudding as well but I dunno – it always looks incredibly hard to make. And then I’d be forced to give up all puddings like you and I like puddings (even when I feel like a pudding some days).

    Can you make this with other types of milk (e.g. almond/dairy) and it’d be ok?

  5. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    Glad to hear that you had success! Any idea what was different this time around?

  6. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    I am all over chia pudding – you should try my Cashew Banana (! Chocolate sounds divine, of course… I think I did that one using protein powder last time. I love how you added cacao nibs!

    Just please tell me on thing… you didn’t use the chia seeds from 3 years ago, did you?

  7. muppy

    never tried anything like this. and i’m a bit like you when i’m not good at something……

  8. Rach

    It looks yummy!

  9. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Yep, I turn into a kicking screaming 3-year-old when I realize I suck at something. I cannot imagine why that first chia pudding didn’t gel up. Perhaps it was that those particular chia seeds were just really bad at gelling, and not that you were bad at making chia pudding? Let’s go with that.

  10. CheezyK

    Ok so I know it’s not the point of the post at all but I now totally want to try scuba diving at Merimbula – it looks beautiful! Chia seeds, not so much, I’m pretty sure the texture would put me off.

  11. Three-Cookies

    “or 3 tb if you’re using American measurements”
    Shouldn’t it be the other way round – American tablespoon is bigger, like many other aspects:)

  12. Kate

    Mmmm, yum! I love chia seeds but I rarely buy them because I’m cheap and I’ll be damned if they’re not stuck in my teeth for days after eating them. But god, this looks good!

  13. K

    Hooray. I’m not sure why but I find chia pudding easier to make when I’ve left it on the counter for about an hour or so before putting in the fridge.

  14. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    My only issue with chia is its ability to get stuck between my teeth. That said chocolate chia definitely sounds worth investigating. I mainly add it to my quinoa porridge in what I call my super foods breakfast.

  15. leaf (the indolent cook)

    I have actually been thinking about using chia to make pudding, but not gotten around to trying it out yet. Hopefully when I do, it’ll be a success!

  16. sophia

    I almost drowned once (okay, three times) in the pool. Thankfully, I was swimming almost immediately after I could walk so I didn’t develop a fear. Actually, hm…I think I have no fear. I say I’m brave, but people who know me say I’m reckless and foolish. Whatever! haha!

    Um. Chia seeds. Sorry I can’t stand it! But I’m glad you hit success!

  17. beti

    I’ve only eaten chia in lemon water and I never thought that I could use it for something else so it would be really interesting to try your chia pudding it does look good

  18. Lou

    What? Are US measurements different?

    What kind of chia were you buying for them NOT to soak up liquid? Weird! I love me a good chia pudding, lucuma powder goes awesome in one 🙂

    I’ve just decided I love nibs…. took me awhile but now I totally have the taste for them 🙂

  19. whisperinggums

    Looks delicious … and, you know, it’s good for the soul to fail every now and then. Keeps you in the real world.

    Love the photos … Grandma Mickey’s dish? Cloth is pretty with it.

  20. Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco

    This looks soooo good. I have been wanting to try chia seed pudding for awhile, so I think this is the opportunity to finally do it! And I hear you about being a perfectionist…not that I would know… 😉

  21. Ruthie

    Love chocolate chia pudding. I look forward to trying your recipe.
    My recipe is 200ml of coconut milk/cream 2 tablespoons chia seeds, 1-2 tspns cocao powder, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, agave syrup to taste. Stir well to combine.
    As the coconut milk/cream comes in a 400ml can I make two at a time. Leave 1 for 20-30 minutes no need to refrigerate and enjoy, place the other in the fridge for the next day 🙂

  22. Fatbooo

    Haha, congratulations on conquering the naughty chia seeds!! Sometimes you just have to tell the brats to behave. :p

  23. Kate S

    Hannah I just bought a bag of chia seeds and have all the other ingredients – a sign from the universe!! p.s. I still lurk around your blog. p.p.s the scuba diving wasn’t with a certain p.e. teacher who may or may not have resembled a troll doll? (that was cruel but at least you’ll know who I mean) xoxox

  24. Margaret

    I was wondering how the chia pudding turned out when you mentioned you had some setting in the fridge. I’ve never tried it but last weekend I made a sago pudding that turned out amazing.
    I hadn’t eaten sago for around 15 years but had a bag in the cupboard for a year, so decided it was time to use some. As usual, I didn’t follow any recipes, I just got lucky. 🙂

  25. Kath Lockett

    …. seeing as finding peanut butter and porridge oats constitutes living on the edge – culinarily speaking – here, can I use, um raw sesame seeds instead?

  26. hungryandfrozen

    Yay you! Pudding > swimming any day. I mean, it’s useful to have some basic swimming knowledge, but pudding knowledge is also super important. And as someone who has intense issues with learning to drive (So many lessons! So little progress! So much frustration!) I completely understand.

  27. Catherine

    No idea what you are talking about but it looks superb! Much better than scuba diving!

    As for failures and success, I’ve nearly given up writing so many times it hurts to think about it. Never give up.

  28. Cara @ Gourmet Chick

    Had no idea what a chai seed was – you have taught me something!

  29. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Oh how funny 🙂 Clearly there are times when repeated trying, even if one might fail, is definitely the way to go. I am curious about that scuba experience though 😉

    Interesting to hear your experiences with chia pudding as well, as I recently book marked the recipe on OSG. Now I’ll have yours to try too – although I’ll adopt a cautious, non-perfect approach I think!

  30. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Ugh yes! When I was learning how to swim, the teacher thought that I was just pretending to drown and wasn’t joking and almost drowned. And I’ve never mastered swimming!

  31. Johanna GGG

    goodness that sounds traumatic (never mind whether you failed or not – you were just treated badly) – I tried scuba diving once (we aren’t talking deep sea are we) and hated it so much I never went near it again until my brother convinced me to do it in Thailand and I am so grateful to him because it was amazing! Have you tried scuba diving since? I hope so because if you can get the chia pudding right surely you can do the scuba! I’ve never tried a cold chia pudding because I am not really into cold puddings but I do love those slippery little chias

  32. Emma

    I was almost swept out to sea once in Texas when I was little, and I’m not sure if I’ve recovered. I’m not a strong swimmer, or rather, I can’t really swim. But I love the ocean so much – it keeps reeling me in (to shallow depths only).

    I’ve never met a chia seed, but good for you for conquering it ! The pudding looks a bit like baked beans, which I love, so I’m all for it. Though chocolate baked beans sounds a bit nasty, doesn’t it:P

    Merimbula, so beautiful !

  33. The New Epicurean

    Well, as a complete chia pudding failure, I am going to have to try this.

    I last attempted a chia pudding about a week ago and not only did I end up with a pathetically liquid mixture, but it was so revolting I gagged half down before giving up and putting the remains in the bin. Verily, it was so bad that it overrode my loathing for wasting food.

  34. Hannah

    Yippee, welcome to the chia pudding party! I happen to love it, especially with a good vanilla bean thrown into the mix, and try to keep it on hand at all times. Definitely makes for a healthier snack than the traditional version. 🙂

  35. juniakk @ mis pensamientos

    YAY so glad you tried chia puddings! i love making them with almond milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and stevia. 🙂

  36. penny aka jeroxie

    Nice one! Never give up right. Don’t lose hope

  37. Ricki

    Hooray for WIN-NING!! (not in the Charlie Sheen sense, of course). 😉 Glad you got to savor the true spectacular nature of chia puddings–this one looks like a beaut. And wow, I love that ocean pic! 😀

  38. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Hurrah!! your successful pudding looks SO delicious!! cannot wait to make it. But oh dear lordy, your swimming experience sounds ghastly! Brighter news = this pudding…I must have some!
    Heidi xo

  39. theresa

    You should totally blame shift – it’s not *your* fault the chia seeds didn’t gel (how could it be?!) just as it’s not *your* fault your dive instructor is irresponsible and a bad teacher. Also, the cold water!

    When Andy was first teaching me to dive, I could barely even handle it when I was in the pool. I spat the dummy about taking my mask off underwater, and Andy very nearly gave up on me! But, we got there, and only a month later I was in PNG, starting 2 months of non-stop diving. And I didn’t die, or get bent! So the moral of the story is, I don’t know what. I was going to say come up here and Andy can do your cert, but he’s not insured as an instructor anymore. So basically, I’m just rambling. La la la!

  40. Eleanor@eatinglikeahorse

    I can’t handle it when I can’t do things either and I can’t cope with being rubbish at anything!
    This looks great though. My favourite chia pudding is with milk, mashed banana and peanut flour/peanut butter – perfect for breakfast too 🙂

  41. Y

    This looks delicious. I haven’t gotten round to baking with chia seeds yet. Why do you think they didn’t work the first time round?

  42. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    Oohhh this sounds delicious! I usually just sprinkle chia seeds on my oatmeal, but will definitely try making pudding soon!

  43. msihua

    I still don’t want to talk about failures in attempting macarons. I hate it. It never happened 😛

  44. betty

    ive tried making this pudding with coconut cream and coconut sugar and it was divine absolutely heavenly!

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