This Chia Seed Pudding recipe is a breeze to make with just three ingredients! Chia Pudding is healthy, satisfying and so delicious! Feel free to customize with fresh fruit, granola, yogurt or nuts! This recipe is perfect for busy mornings and those looking for a nutritious and easy-to-make breakfast!
It’s time to upgrade your breakfast game with this chia pudding recipe! It’s easy to start your day off right when chia pudding is so easy to make and pop in the fridge the night before. This easy Chia Pudding recipe is made with just three simple ingredients: chia seeds, milk and sweetener.
Once you have your ingredients, simply combine them in a small jar and stir to combine. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes and then stir again. Cover the jar and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
To serve, you can top your chia pudding with your favorite toppings, such as fresh fruit, jam, granola, or a blueberry compote like I did! (Made with blueberries, water, granulated sugar and lemon juice.)
It’s really perfect for a quick and easy, nutritious option for busy weekday mornings. I’ve included lots of delicious variations below so you can change up your chia pudding every day of the week!
The chia seed pudding recipe can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator, making it a convenient option for busy mornings!
What Are Chia Seeds?
Chia seeds are a superfood! These marvelous seeds are loaded with nutrients, high in fiber, protein, healthy fats, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Chia seeds can be used in a variety of ways but this chia pudding is my favorite!
Why Is It Called “Pudding”?
The name “chia pudding” comes from the fact that the pudding is made using chia seeds as the main ingredient. The chia seeds absorb the liquid and swell up, creating a gel-like texture that has a consistency similar to pudding. This texture is what gives chia pudding its unique and satisfying texture.
Why You’ll Love This Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Chia pudding is a delicious and healthy breakfast option that is perfect for busy mornings and health-conscious eaters. It’s easy to make, packed with nutrients and flavor and it’s a great way to start your day. You’re going to love it as much as we do!
- Easy to make. We’re talking seconds you guys. With just three ingredients, it’s unbelievably simple to make this tasty pudding! .
- Healthy. Chia seeds are packed with nutrients and flavor and this pudding is the perfect base for topping with more tasty and delicious ingredients.
- Super customizable. I’m sharing this chia pudding recipe with blueberry compote but it’s easy to customize with your favorite toppings like fresh fruit, nuts or granola.
This Chia Pudding recipe is the perfect timesaver for busy mornings. As always, you can find the full printable recipe with complete instructions in the recipe card at the end of this post. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need…
To make this recipe, you will need just three ingredients:
- chia seeds – You can find chia seeds next to rice and grains or sometimes in the health section of your local grocery store.
- milk – You can use any type of milk that you prefer, whether it’s almond milk, soy milk, or regular cow’s milk.
- sweetener – you can use any type of sweetener that you prefer, such as maple syrup, agave syrup, or honey.
How to Make Chia Pudding
This Chia Pudding recipe comes together quickly and easily! Make sure to scroll down to the printable recipe card with the complete instructions at the end of this post. Let’s take a quick look at how to make these cookies:
- Combine the chia seeds, milk, sweetener in a small jar or bowl or even a glass.
- Stir to combine.
- Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes and then stir again.
- Cover the jar and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Prepare the chia pudding as direction in the recipe card below and store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
To serve, you can enjoy as is or top your chia pudding with your favorite toppings:
- fresh fruit
- sweetener such as honey or maple syrup
- blueberry compote or other compotes
Variations to Try
- Add a spoonful of peanut butter or almond butter.
- Mix in Greek yogurt (plain or flavored) for extra creaminess and a protein pop.
- Stir in a scoop of your favorite protein powder.
- Add a teaspoon of cocoa powder for a chocolate version.
- Make it tropical by using coconut milk and adding pineapple.
- Spice it up with ginger, turmeric, cardamom or cinnamon.
- Mix in matcha powder for a green tea chia pudding.
Chia Seed Pudding Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of milk can I use?
Use any type of milk that you prefer, such as soy milk, cow’s milk, or oat milk.
What type of sweeteners can I use?
Use any type of sweetener that you prefer: agave syrup, maple syrup, honey, or stevia.
How long can I store the chia pudding in the refrigerator?
You can store chia pudding in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
What other types of fruit can I use for the compote?
Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are delicious in this recipe!
When is the pudding thick enough?
You want the chia pudding to have a thick, gel-like consistency. If it’s looking too thin, refrigerate longer or stir in more chia seeds.
- I like to use mason jars when making the pudding. It helps to have a nice, tight fitting lid for easy storage and transportation.
- If you prefer a thicker chia pudding, use a little less milk or let the pudding sit in the refrigerator longer.
- Feel free to add a kick of flavor with a pinch of cinnamon and/or a splash of vanilla extract.
More Breakfast Recipes
- Yogurt Parfaits
- Aloha Smoothies
- Morning Glory Muffins
- Blueberry Cheesecake Danish
- Banana Bread Coffee Cake
Chia Seed Pudding
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½ cup almond milk or milk of choice
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup or other sweetener such as honey or agave
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract optional
Blueberry Compote (Optional)
- 1 ½ cups blueberries
- 2 tablespoons water
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Chia Seed Pudding
- Combine the chia seeds, almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract (if using) in a small jar. Stir until well combined.
- Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes and then stir again. Cover the jar and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Blueberry Compote (Optional)
- Combine 1 cup of blueberries, water, granulated sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add the remaining half cup of blueberries and cook for an additional 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Remove from heat and let cool for at least 10 minutes.
- To serve, combine a few spoonfuls of the blueberry compote with the chia pudding. Enjoy!