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Coconut Oil, Banana and Gula Melaka Chia Seed Pudding

This fuss-free, healthy treat boasts the lovely taste and textures of the decadent sago gula melaka Peranakan dessert — but with less of the guilt.

Coconut Oil, Banana and Gula Melaka Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding has become the Instagram darling dish of healthy hipsters. And we can see why — it’s so easy to prepare that even a five-year-old could do it. It’s also photogenic adorned with fruit, and the vitamin-laden seeds swell into fun-to-eat jelly-like little orbs when soaked in liquid. This version steeped in milk, then topped with bananas and finished off with a drizzle of gula melaka syrup and coconut oil tastes surprisingly like the real thing. Coconutty, caramelly, wobbly and yum. Prepare it the night before for a quick breakfast or dessert. This recipe also works very well with avocados in place of bananas (tastes sort of like the Indonesian avocado shake).

Serves 2


1 cup fresh milk or unsweetened nut milk

4 tbsp chia seeds

2 tsp gula melaka syrup, plus 1 tsp for drizzling

2 bananas, sliced

2 tsp organic cold-pressed coconut oil


• In a bowl, whisk milk, chia seeds and 2 tsp gula melaka syrup till well blended.

• Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight to set.

• To serve, garnish pudding with sliced bananas and drizzle with coconut oil and remaining 1 tsp of gula melaka syrup.



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