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Chocolatey Pecan Chia Cereal (vegan & gluten-free)

A simple but delicious chocolatey pecan chia cereal that is gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan. It's quick to make for a vegan breakfast and bursting with taste!
Prep Time5 minutes
Soaking Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: gluten-free, healthy, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 2 people
Author: Elizabeth Emery



  • ¼ cup buckwheat groats (or ground flax seed)
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds (or sunflower seeds)
  • ¼ cup goji berries (or raisins)
  • 6 tablespoon chia seeds
  • cups almond or hemp milk

Optional - for sweetness

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  • 1 banana, sliced
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • 3 tablespoon cacao nibs or cacao beans
  • 12 pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoon toasted coconut


  • Mix all dry ingredients together.
  • Divide the mixture between two cereal bowls, add almond milk (and maple syrup, if using) and whisk.
  • Set aside for at least 15 minutes (stirring regularly) to allow the chia to expand.
  • Add toppings and enjoy!


Other topping options - blueberries, toasted hazelnuts, almond butter and cinnamon.
Goji berries - try raisins instead if you're looking for a more cost-effective option.
Pumpkin seeds - can also use sunflower seeds instead. These are less expensive and are still really good for you.