1tablespoontoasted unsweetened coconut flakes, plus more to garnish(see note)
handful of cherries, washed, pitted, and halved, plus more to serve
In a half-pint (8 oz) mason jar, add milk, chia seeds, vanilla and maple syrup. Screw on the lid tightly, and shake the ingredients together.
Set jar in the fridge for 8 hours, or overnight.
In the morning, pudding will have gelled together and thickened. Stir in coconut flakes and cherry halves.
Garnish with more coconut flakes and cherries and serve.
To toast coconut: put coconut flakes on a baking sheet and broil in a hot oven for 5-10 minutes. Mine take about 7 minutes, but it will depend on your oven. Make sure to check on it regularly - it burns quickly!