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Chia Seed Pudding

Three ingredient Chia Seed Pudding is a great healthy option for breakfast, a quick afternoon snack, or even as a dessert. Made with chia seeds, almond milk, and honey, this pudding is packed with fiber and protein to help get you through the day. Top with fresh fruit and a sprinkle of cinnamon and it’s the perfect pick me up!

Try pairing this Chia Seed Pudding with a totally delicious Mango Banana Smoothie, a crunchy and salty Farro Salad, Homemade Granola Bars, or a breakfast of Strawberry Oatmeal with Steel Cut Oats.

Two glass cups with chia seed pudding.

Chia Seed Pudding

Looking for a snack or breakfast option that will give you the energy you need while also leaving you feeling satisfied? Our recipe for Chia Seed Pudding is just what you’re looking for.

Healthy without skipping out on flavor, this “pudding” is prime for topping with your favorite fruits or granola to get and keep you going throughout the day. It tastes like a dessert but is full of the fiber, healthy fats, and protein you need. It’s the best of both worlds!

This recipe is also perfect for meal prepping, you can make a batch last the entire week. When it comes to meal prepping, so many of us only prep for the main meals but what about snack time? While this is a great breakfast option, Chia Seed Pudding is also a great meal prepping snack for those times when we feel peckish in between the main events of the day.

You can make a batch on the weekend to prepare for the long week ahead, or make the night before to set yourself up for breakfast the next morning. This easy recipe will surely become a staple in your new routine!

How To Make Chia Seed Pudding

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together your almond milk and chia seeds. Allow the two ingredients to sit undisturbed for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the honey and cinnamon (if using) and whisk once more, breaking apart any clumps. Whisk until the honey and cinnamon are completely incorporated.
  3. Cover the pudding mixture and transfer the bowl to the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
  4. Once set, remove the bowl of Chia Seed Pudding from the refrigerator and stir. Check the thickness for your preference. For a thicker pudding, add additional chia seeds and let set in the refrigerator for another hour or so to thicken. For a thinner pudding, add additional almond milk.
  5. Pour into cups or jars, and add your favorite granola, nuts, fruit or toppings of your choice. Serve chilled and enjoy!
Collage showing how to make chia seed pudding.

Tips and Variations

  • Add fresh or dried fruit, granola, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, anything you want!
  • You can use any sweetener you like, not just honey. You can also skip the sweetener all together if you prefer. 
  • Mixing after the chia seeds have been incorporated into the almond milk is vital to ensure the mixture doesn’t separate in the fridge. You also want to make sure you don’t refrigerate it until the mixture is entirely clump free.
  • You can substitute almond milk for coconut milk for an even richer pudding. 
  • White or black chia seeds work for this recipe.
Two glasses filled with chia seed pudding and fruit.

Storage and Reheating 

Storage: Store any leftover chia seed pudding in an airtight container (or individual containers if meal prepping) in the fridge for up to 6 days.

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Two cups of chia seed pudding with blueberries and a strawberry.

Chia Seed Pudding

Yield: About 2/3 Cup
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 8 minutes

Chia Seed Pudding is a great healthy option for breakfast, a quick afternoon snack, or even as a dessert. Top with fresh fruit and a sprinkle of cinnamon and it’s the perfect pick me up!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond milk and  chia seeds. Allow the ingredients to sit undisturbed for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the honey and cinnamon, and whisk again while breaking apart any clumps. Make sure the honey and cinnamon are well incorporated.
  3. Cover, and transfer the bowl to the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
  4. Remove the chia seed pudding from the refrigerator, stir, and check the thickness. Add additional chia seeds and return to the refrigerator for another hour to thicken. Add additional almond milk to thin out the pudding.
  5. Pour into cups, and add your favorite granola, nuts, or fruit. Serve chilled.
  6. See post for storage options.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of ⅔ cup chia seed pudding . Actual calories will vary.

*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

*Photos courtesy of Nancy from Basil and Blossoms.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 2/3 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 9gSugar: 21gProtein: 5g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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