This chia seed pudding is probably the easiest pudding recipe you’ll ever find! There’s no cooking required, so it’s pretty much impossible to mess this up. It’s a fun texture, almost reminds me of rice pudding, and you can customize this basic recipe lots of different ways.
Chia seeds are a really fun ingredient and a great source of fiber.
- Chia Seeds
- Milk – I love almond or oat milk for this, but any milk will work!
- Vanilla extract
- Sweetener – I like honey but maple syrup or agave work great as well
You can make chia seed pudding in small, individual containers like mason jars or a wine glass OR you can make a larger batch in a bowl and spoon it out before serving.
How to make Chia Seed Pudding
In a small bowl or jar combine the chia seeds, milk and vanilla extract. Give it a good stir and refrigerate for at least one hour.
After the first thirty minutes give the mixture a stir, so it doesn’t clump together. Once you’re ready to eat, stir in the sweetener and top with your favorite fruit or chopped nuts.
To get that ultra-creamy pudding-like texture, let it set up in the fridge overnight.
To make chocolate chia seed pudding simple add cocoa to the mix and stir well before refrigerating.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I store chia pudding?
In the refrigerator in an air tight container, especially if you used dairy milk to make the pudding.
How long will chia pudding last?
If stored in the refrigerator chia pudding can last up to a week. Great for meal prep!
Are chia seeds healthy?
Yes, chia seeds are a great source of fiber as well as plant-based protein.
Can I freeze chia pudding?
Yes, chia pudding freezes well. Portion into individual serving size containers and freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in the fridge for 6-7 hours or overnight for soft pudding, or eat from the freezer for a more ice cream experience.
I had anticipated liking the chocolate version best. I’m a chocolate lover. But I actually preferred the vanilla. If you’ve never tried chia pudding before, or if you’d like to find a slightly more healthy dessert option give this a try. It might surprise you.
You can spice it up with pretty much any kind of fresh fruit or nuts to turn this snack into more of meal too if you like—hello colorful breakfast!
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- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½ cup milk
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon sweetener
- In a small bowl or jar combine the chia seeds, milk and vanilla extract.
- Give it a good stir and refrigerate for at least one hour.
- After the first thirty minutes give the mixture a stir, so it doesn’t clump together.
- Once you’re ready to eat, stir in the sweetener and top with your favorite fruit or chopped nuts.
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