Chia pudding is one of my go-to, make ahead recipes for breakfast or a snack. Not only is it easy to prepare, chia pudding can be flavoured in a variety of ways so you don’t feel like you’re eating the same thing all the time.

About Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are tiny black or white seeds that are often referred to as a superfood. They are quite bland in taste which means they readily take on the flavour of whatever you put them in.

These gluten-free seeds are rich in omega-3, protein, fibre (soluble and insoluble) plus vitamins & minerals including calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is simply chia seeds, liquid and flavouring, and can be quite filling. It takes just a few minutes to make and can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days.

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Chia Pudding
A simple, make ahead chia pudding that is great for breakfast or a snack. Use this basic recipe to build your own varieties of chia pudding.
Chia Pudding
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
2-3 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk can use almond milk or any other non-dairy milk preferred
  • 2 - 3 tsps date paste alternative sweetener options: 2 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder or extract
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
2-3 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk can use almond milk or any other non-dairy milk preferred
  • 2 - 3 tsps date paste alternative sweetener options: 2 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder or extract
Chia Pudding
Instructions
  1. Add chia seeds to the water and stir. Let sit to gel, 15 minutes to overnight.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Recipe Notes

This is a basic chia pudding recipe. Add fruit, fruit puree, nuts, seeds or spices for variety.

For a smoother pudding, blend everything until chia seeds are broken down into a smooth and creamy texture (about 2 minutes).

Customizing your Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is very versatile and can be customized to your personal taste. I like to make a batch of chia gel with chia seeds & water and keep that in my fridge for a couple of days to make chia pudding or add to smoothies. Try out one of the variations below or make your own and share your favourite in the comments below!

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Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

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Coconut Cardamom Chia Pudding with Blueberry Compote

 

  • Add cacao or cocoa powder for a chocolate pudding.
  • Mix chopped fresh or dried fruit, or fruit puree into the basic chia pudding.
  • Stir in some matcha powder (you only need a little!).

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