Chis pudding topped with sliced strawberries and blackberries with a stainless steel spoon in a small glass bowl with another serving behind and a white and grey towel all on a white wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Super Easy Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients. Take about 10 minutes to make delicious chia pudding for an easy healthy make-ahead breakfast.

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Chia pudding makes a great breakfast or after-school snack, and it’s super easy to make. I like it as a make-ahead option for breakfast when I know we are going to have a busy morning. This can be made the night before or even on the weekend to have breakfast for the week.

Why Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds are easy to get, cheap, and very healthy. They are packed with nutrients, including fiber, protein, calcium, and magnesium with very few calories. All that goodness helps keep you full throughout the morning. And, since they are naturally gluten-free, it’s a great option for those with dietary restrictions.

Among other health benefits, chia seeds can help lower your blood sugar levels and reduce inflammation.

Please note: I am not a physician and am basing this on research I have done on chia seeds. Src: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds

Make-Ahead Option

Chia pudding is a perfect make-ahead breakfast. You have to let it refrigerate for at least 2 hours, overnight is best. This lets the chia seeds absorb some of the liquid in the pudding and gives them time to puff up. Once they do, it helps to thicken your pudding to get the correct consistency.

Step by Step

Whisk the almond milk, yogurt, honey, vanilla extract, and sea salt in a medium mixing bowl.

Liquid ingredients for chia pudding with a wire whisk in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Add the chia seeds and whisk them into the mixture. You may notice them floating, that’s ok. As they absorb the liquid they will start to sink due to their weight and be distributed evenly.

Whisked chia pudding with a wire whisk in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Pour into glass jars.

Chia pudding in glass jars on a wooden surface

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve with any desired toppings or eat plain.

Chis pudding topped with sliced strawberries and blackberries with a stainless steel spoon in a small glass bowl with another serving behind and a white and grey towel all on a white wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Keep leftover chia pudding in their sealed jars in the refrigerator. A batch of chia pudding will last up to about 5 days in the refrigerator. You’ll know it’s starting to go bad if the consistency becomes watery on the top.

Topping Options

There are a lot of options for topping your chia pudding. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Fresh berries
  • Walnuts, Pecans
  • Granola
  • Dried fruit
  • Toasted coconut
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cinnamon

Recipe

Originally Published On: February 1, 2021

Chis pudding topped with sliced strawberries and blackberries with a stainless steel spoon in a small glass bowl with another serving behind and a white and grey towel all on a white wooden surface

Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients. Take about 10 minutes to make delicious chia pudding for an easy healthy make-ahead breakfast.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course:
Breakfast
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Snack
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
breakfast
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chia pudding
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chia seed
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pudding
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Nut-Free
Servings: 4
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds

Instructions

  • Whisk the almond milk, yogurt, honey, vanilla extract, and sea salt in a medium mixing bowl
  • Add the chia seeds and whisk them into the mixture
  • Pour into glass jars
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight
  • Serve with desired toppings or eat plain

Notes

Topping Options:
  • Fresh berries
  • Walnuts, Pecans
  • Granola
  • Dried fruit
  • Toasted coconut
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cinnamon
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Nutrition Facts
Chia Pudding
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 320mg13%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 61IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 339mg34%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6 thoughts on “Super Easy Chia Pudding”

  1. Melanie williams

    Wow love these puds!! Very pretty presentation and I love that you have used chia seeds. Deffo trying these out x

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