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Strawberry Almond Oat & Chia Pudding (aka The Breakfast of the Century)

Bat Week Recipe - Strawberry Chia Pudding

Submitted by E. Apple Snider of the USDA Forest Service
Country of origin: United States (New Mexico)

Ingredients:
1 cup rolled oats
4 Tbsp chia seeds
2 cups almond (bats spread seeds) or cashew (bats spread seeds) milk
Optional: 2 tsp agave (bat-pollinated) or maple syrup
1 cup sliced strawberries or other fruit (bat-protected)
¼ cup sliced almonds (bats spread seeds and protect crops)

Directions:
Combine rolled oats, chia seeds, milk, and optional syrup. Put in the refrigerator and soak at least 1 hour or overnight to thicken. Stir before serving and divide into serving bowls.  Top with strawberries and almonds. Enjoy for breakfast, dessert, or a snack! This dish is dairy free and gluten free and serves 2.

Role of bats in the recipe:
Bats protect, pollinate, or spread the seeds of most all of the ingredients of this healthy breakfast or snack.