Follow my blog with BloglovinThis my friends is really happening – pie for breakfast! A beautiful chia pudding filled and berry topped pie, scrumptious yet nutritous. I’ve had this recipe draft on my mind for months now, but I had to wait until I had all the pieces of the puzzle figured out. When I made my Key Lime Pie Chia Puddings I knew I had the perfect tangy and creamy filling for a brekkie pie. For the crust I simply used my tahini granola recipe. This combination together with fresh berries is divine! In fact so divine this healthy breakfast chia pudding pie with granola crust is going to be the festive pie I’m giving my mother in the morning on Mother’s Day.
The pie decoration might look fancy but really it’s just a pile of berries, a few lemon balm leaves and flowers. It took me about 3 minutes to pile this. And all in all the whole pie is super simple to make. You just have to remember to make it well before you’re going to serve it for the chia pudding to thicken. And of course you need to have granola because it makes The Perfect vegan pie crust ever! I altered my key lime pie chia pudding recipe a bit, just to make the pudding more pie-like. I found the best tip ever from Chocolate Covered Katie to use coconut butter in the filling – absolutely genius!
“Coconut oil is simply the oil that’s been extracted from the coconut meat, while coconut butter is made from coconut flesh that’s been ground into a spreadable paste.” Source: the kitchn
What is pretty surprising (at least was to me a year ago) is that this beautiful white paste is super easy to make at home! I have a recipe for creamy coconut butter here on the blog. I used to make the butter with my 30 euro tiny food processor, and it took me about 15 minutes because I had to let my poor overused machine rest while blending. Now I whip this heavenly butter with my Vitamix and it takes me about a minute 🙂 Whatever kitchen gadget you may have, please give it a try!
As I have a massive sweet tooth (already in the morning when I wake up), breakfast like this is really a dream come true. If you love sweet brekkies like I do, THIS pie I’m sure will satisfy even the most demanding sweet cravings. So my Dear Mother if you’re reading this, be prepared for a treat on Sunday morning 🙂
- Granola pie crust
- 1 cup tahini granola (recipe here) or other similar crunchy granola (without bits of fruit would be better)
- ½ cup gluten free rolled oats
- 3 tbsp coconut oil (room temperature)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp good quality salt (e.g.Himalayan)
- Chia pudding filling
- 1 cup plant-based yogurt (I used Alpro soy natural creamy yogurt, coconut yogurt would work perfectly, too!)
- ⅓ cup coconut butter, recipe here (make sure coconut butter is liquid and smooth, not solid!)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp lime juice (about ½ of a lime)
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- zest of ½ lime
- ⅛ tsp bourbon vanilla powder (or similar organic vanilla)
- ⅛ tsp spirulina (for the color)
- Fresh berries: strawberries, blueberries
- Lemon balm leaves or mint leaves
- Flowers (preferably edible ones)
- Granola pie crust: Set oven to 350F/175C.
- Blend granola into a fine crumble (but not flour!)
- Add other ingredients and blend until a dough consistency reached.
- Press evenly into a 7 inch/18 cm springform pan and bake 8-10 minutes until crust is golden brown and smells heavenly.
- Let crust chill in the springform pan for at least 30 minutes before you put the pudding on top.
- Chia pudding filling: Make sure coconut butter is soft and liquid, not solid.
- Blend all pudding ingredients in a blender/food processor or with a hand mixer to get a smooth liquid. Add more spirulina if you want a more intense mint green/green color.
- When the pie crust has chilled, pour the pudding filling on top, smooth it out evenly, cover the springform (with a plastic wrap or similar tight wrap) and put in the fridge.
- When you want to serve the pie, take it out at least 15 minutes before serving so that the coconut butter softens a bit.
- Add toppings: berries, fresh herbs and flowers. The first topping layer in this pie is sliced strawberries and then I just piled all the other berries, herbs and flowers randomly.
- Enjoy this healthy sweet brekkie pie as it is or with whipped coconut cream (or other plant-based cream)!