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Reader Recipes: Chia Desserts

Chia Seeds have gone from a child’s novelty to a “super food” in the past few years. If you haven’t tried them, they work well in recipes ranging from energy bars, to shakes, to even dessert!

Chia Desserts? Yes. It might take some getting used to, I won’t lie, but it is a fun thing to play with. These two recipes were sent to us by a reader, Saori. Thank you!


Chia seeds are a great thickener, perfect for on the trail FBC desserts. Enjoy these three recipes:

Chia Seed Pudding


  • 1 Tbsp coconut cream powder
  • 2 Tbsp chia seed
  • 1 cup cool water

Pack coconut cream powder and chia seed in a sandwich bag. In camp, add 1 cup water and smudge together to mix. It will gel into something resembling tapioca pudding in
about 20 minutes. No refrigeration, no heating, add a bit of sweetener if you
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding


  • 1 Tbsp coconut cream powder
  • 3 Tbsp chia seed
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp baker’s sugar (ultrafine sugar)

Pack ingredients in a sandwich bag. In camp, add 1 cup cold water and massage to mix thoroughly, let sit for 20 minutes.

Then there’s the hot version:

Warm Chia Seed Fruit Pudding & Crisp


  • 1/2 c diced dried fruit
  • 1 Tbsp chia seed

Pack dried fruit in a quart freezer bag. Pack chia in a small bag.
Cover fruit with near boiling water to rehydrate, let sit for 10 minutes or so. Add chia seed, dried fruit is pretty sweet to start with, so I don’t add sweetener. Seal it up, shake it a bit, put in a cozy for 15 minutes. Becomes sort of like pie filling that you can top with granola or cookie crumbs, for a fruit “crisp”.

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  1. Great Blog! My son and I are planning to hike the PCT next year, and we both are gluten free. I am so happy I found your blog! I can’t believe how many wonderful things are on here for us to make for our trip.

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