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6 Easy Chia Pudding Recipes

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These chia pudding recipes are made with healthy, simple ingredients. Amazing flavors can be created with easy additions. Similar to our overnight oat recipes, these are high in fiber, healthy fats and a great superfood breakfast!

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Chia Pudding Overview

If you’ve never used chia seeds before, you might be surprised… when you add them to a liquid they will soak up 10 times their weight in water and produce a gel coating. This results in a “thick and creamy” texture that pairs well with greek yogurt and coconut cream.

Chia pudding has a gel texture and a tiny bit of crunch. It doesn’t really have a taste, but it certainly has a distinct texture.

Chia pudding isn’t for everyone. It’s a rich, gel-like consistency that you either love or don’t. If this is your first time trying it, I recommend starting with one serving to see what you think.

The flavors below include chocolate chia pudding (for the sweet tooth), vanilla, peanut butter and jelly, blueberry, strawberries and cream and banana split.

I like to add different toppings to mine like greek yogurt or coconut cream. Adding fresh fruit, nuts and seeds will also help to change the texture. Some people like to add chia pudding on top of their oatmeal. There are a variety of ways to enjoy this healthy treat and make it work for you.

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1.Vanilla Chia Pudding

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add ½ cup milk, 2 Tbsp chia seeds, 2 tsp maple syrup (or honey) and ½ tsp vanilla extract to a mason jar or bowl. Mix together, seal with a lid and let sit in the fridge for minimum 3 hours, but preferably overnight.
  2. Add toppings before you serve, including plain greek yogurt, fresh berries, shredded coconut and banana slices.

2. Chocolate Chia Pudding

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add ½ cup milk, 2 Tbsp chia seeds, 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, 2 tsp maple syrup (or honey), and ½ tsp vanilla extract to a mason jar or bowl. Mix together, seal with a lid and let sit in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours, but preferably overnight.
  2. Add toppings before serving, including plain greek yogurt and chocolate chips.

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3. Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add ½ cup milk, 2 Tbsp chia seeds, 1 Tbsp peanut butter, 2 tsp maple syrup (or honey), and ½ tsp vanilla extract to a mason jar or bowl. Mix together, seal with a lid and let sit in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours, but preferably overnight.
  2. Once the chia pudding has thickened, top with 1-2 Tbsp of strawberry jam. Add 1 Tbsp of peanut butter, then sprinkle a few nuts or seeds on top.

4. Blueberry Chia Pudding

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • ½ cup milk – can be dairy or plant-based
  • ½ cup blueberries – fresh or frozen
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp maple syrup – or honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp plain greek yogurt – optional
  • Optional Toppings: plain greek yogurt and fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Add ½ cup milk and ½ cup blueberries to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the blended blueberries along with 2 Tbsp chia seeds, 2 tsp maple syrup (or honey), and ½ tsp vanilla extract to a mason jar or bowl. Mix together, seal with a lid and let sit in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours, but preferably overnight.
  3. Before serving, stir together, then add toppings like plain greek yogurt and fresh blueberries.

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5. Strawberries and Cream Chia Pudding

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup milk – ¼ cup first layer, ½ cup second layer
  • ½ cup strawberries – fresh or frozen
  • 2 ½ Tbsp chia seeds – 1 tsp first layer, 2 Tbsp second layer
  • 2 tsp maple syrup – or honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional Toppings: plain greek yogurt and fresh strawberries

Instructions

  1. Make the bottom layer: Add ½ cup strawberries, ¼ cup milk, and 1 tsp chia seeds to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into mason jar, seal with a lid and mix together. Let it sit in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours.
  2. Make the top layer: To make the top layer, combine ½ cup milk, 2 Tbsp chia seeds, 2 tsp maple syrup (or honey), and ½ tsp vanilla extract in a separate bowl and mix together. Cover and add to refrigerator for minimum of 3 hours.

6. Banana Split Chia Pudding

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • ½ banana – mashed with a fork
  • ½ cup milk – can be dairy or plant-based
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp maple syrup – or honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional Toppings: plain greek yogurt and banana slices

Instructions

  1. Mash half of a ripe banana with a fork.
  2. Add the mashed banana, ½ cup milk, 2 Tbsp chia seeds, 2 tsp maple syrup (or honey), and ½ tsp vanilla extract to a mason jar or bowl. Mix together, seal with a lid and let sit in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours, but preferably overnight.
  3. Before serving, stir together, then add toppings like greek yogurt and sliced bananas.

Recipe Tips

  • Prep The Chia Pudding The Night Before. Chia puddings are really easy to assemble. But you want to give the chia seeds some time to fully soak up the milk. I find that letting them soak overnight gives the best results.
  • Meal Prep On Sundays. Make a big batch of chia pudding on Sunday night and divide it into 6 oz mason jars. It’s an easy way to eat healthy breakfasts or snacks for the week.
  • A Little Goes A Long Way. No need to eat a big amount of chia pudding, a small serving will fill you up! Chia seeds are high in healthy fiber which helps with digestion and can make you feel fuller longer.
  • Maximum Freshness. If you make chia pudding in advance, don’t add fresh toppings until the day you’re ready to eat. This will prevent eating soggy fruit, which isn’t much fun.
  • Customize To Your Tastes. Once you try out a few chia pudding recipes and learn what you like, start playing around with different combinations. You can add different fruits, nuts or seeds, and don’t be afraid to swap any ingredients that you don’t like.

Chia Pudding FAQs

How Do You Eat Chia Pudding?

It’s pretty straightforward to eat. Take a spoon and stir it up – then take a bite. Chia pudding is usually eaten cold, so keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. It’s fine stored at room temperature for a few hours if you plan to bring it to work or school.

How Many Calories Are In Chia Pudding?

The calories will vary depending on the flavor you choose and the ingredients added. A basic vanilla chia pudding without toppings has 235 calories for reference.

My Chia Pudding Is Runny, How Do I Thicken It?

There are a few things that can result in runny chia pudding… not waiting long enough for chia seeds to soak is a big one. Chia pudding should chill in the fridge a minimum of 3 hours before eating.

Chia seeds are like natural thickeners – once you add them to a liquid, they will start to form an outer coating. But the longer they sit, the thicker pudding you’ll get. So it’s best to make your chia pudding in the evening and then let them chill overnight.

How Long Do Chia Puddings Last In The Fridge?

These can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. If you’re meal prepping a large batch of chia pudding, I recommend saving the toppings until the day you’re ready to serve for freshness.

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Chia Seed Pudding Recipe (Six Flavors)

An easy breakfast or snack idea that can be put together in 10 minutes.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients

Vanilla Chia Pudding (1 serving)

Chocolate Chia Pudding (1 serving)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding (1 serving)

Blueberry Chia Pudding (1 serving)

  • ½ cup milk - can be dairy or plant based
  • ½ cup blueberries - fresh or frozen
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp maple syrup - or honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp plain greek yogurt - optional
  • Optional Toppings - plain greek yogurt and fresh blueberries

Strawberries and Cream Chia Pudding(1 serving)

  • ¾ cup milk - ¼ cup first layer, ½ cup second layer
  • ½ cup strawberries - fresh or frozen
  • 2 ½ Tbsp chia seeds - 1 tsp first layer, 2 Tbsp second layer
  • 2 tsp maple syrup - or honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional Toppings - plain greek yogurt and fresh strawberries

Banana Split Chia Pudding (1 serving)

Instructions

Vanilla Chia Pudding:

  • Add ½ cup milk2 Tbsp chia seeds2 tsp maple syrup (or honey) and ½ tsp vanilla extract to a mason jar or bowl. Mix together, seal with a lid and let sit in the fridge for minimum 3 hours, but preferably overnight. Add toppings before you serve, including plain greek yogurtfresh berriesshredded coconut and banana slices.

Chocolate Chia Pudding:

  • Add ½ cup milk, 2 Tbsp chia seeds1 Tbsp cocoa powder2 tsp maple syrup (or honey), and ½ tsp vanilla extract to a mason jar or bowl. Mix together, seal with a lid and let sit in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours, but preferably overnight. Add toppings before serving, including plain greek yogurt and chocolate chips.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding:

  • Add ½ cup milk2 Tbsp chia seeds1 Tbsp peanut butter2 tsp maple syrup (or honey), and ½ tsp vanilla extract to a mason jar or bowl. Mix together, seal with a lid and let sit in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours, but preferably overnight. Once the chia pudding has thickened, top with 1-2 Tbsp of strawberry jam. Add 1 Tbsp of peanut butter, then sprinkle a few nuts or seeds on top.

Blueberry Chia Pudding:

  • Add ½ cup milk and ½ cup blueberries to a blender. Blend until smooth.Add the blended blueberries along with 2 Tbsp chia seeds2 tsp maple syrup (or honey), and ½ tsp vanilla extract to a mason jar or bowl. Mix together, seal with a lid and let sit in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours, but preferably overnight.Before serving, stir together, then add toppings like plain greek yogurt and fresh blueberries.

Strawberries and Cream Chia Pudding:

  • Make the bottom layer: Add ½ cup strawberries¼ cup milk, and 1 tsp chia seeds to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into mason jar, seal with a lid and mix together. Let it sit in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours.
  • Make the top layer: To make the top layer, combine ½ cup milk2 Tbsp chia seeds2 tsp maple syrup (or honey), and ½ tsp vanilla extract in a separate bowl and mix together. Cover and add to refrigerator for minimum of 3 hours.
  • After chilling for 3 hours, stir each layer then pour pink top layer on top of the bottom layer in mason jar. Add toppings like plain greek yogurt and fresh strawberries.

Banana Split Chia Pudding:

  • Mash half of a ripe banana with a fork. Add the mashed banana½ cup milk2 Tbsp chia seeds2 tsp maple syrup (or honey), and ½ tsp vanilla extract to a mason jar or bowl. Mix together, seal with a lid and let sit in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours, but preferably overnight. Before serving, stir together, then add toppings like greek yogurt and sliced bananas.

Recipe Notes:

Calorie Info: For reference, the basic vanilla chia pudding (made with regular milk, maple syrup, chia seeds and vanilla extract) has 235 calories. Each chia pudding will vary depending on ingredients used. 
How To Store: Chia pudding can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container (like a mason jar) for up to 1 week. Add toppings the day you plan to eat.
Toppings: Feel free to switch up topping ideas with your favorites, yogurt, coconut cream, fresh fruit, dried fruit, chocolate, nuts and seeds, shredded coconut, jam and nut butters all taste great as toppings.

The nutritional information provided is an estimate and is per serving.

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