How To Make Chia Pudding
Looking for an easy chia pudding recipe? Use this post to learn how to make the perfect chia pudding!
Easy Chia Pudding
Chia pudding (or chia seed pudding) is the perfectly healthy meal prep breakfast or snack for people who are constantly on the go! They’re so creamy, filling, and nutritious and takes seconds to put together! And by seconds, I mean seconds – all you do is mix together a few simple ingredients and then leave it in the fridge overnight.
The next morning, you’ll have this delicious and healthy pudding-like breakfast! It’s practically like a free pass to have “dessert” on the reg haha. They’re also super versatile once you get the base recipe down so it’s really easy to meal prep a bunch of chia puddings in different flavours so you can snack on them all week!
So what exactly are chia seeds?
Chia seeds are tiny seeds from the plant Salvia hispanica. You may recognize them from those cute little chia pet commercials from way back when but other than a cute terra-cotta pet, the seeds are packed with healthy goodness. Despite being tiny little seeds, an one-ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains:
- Fiber: 11 grams.
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are omega-3s)
You can buy them as almost any major grocery store and can last for 4-5 years without refrigeration. Just be sure to store your chia seeds are a cool dry place. They come in both black and white seeds but there is no difference in nutritional content.
What You’ll Need To Make Chia Pudding
To make a basic chia pudding, you only need 4 ingredients, or 3 if you want to skip the vanilla extract.
- almond milk (or any milk you prefer to use)
- chia seeds
- maple syrup
- vanilla extract
How To Make The Perfect Chia Pudding
- In a mason jar or bowl, stir together the chia seeds and milk. (I find that for every cup of milk, I prefer around 4-5 tbsp of chia seeds so that it’s thick and creamy.)
- Add in the maple syrup and vanilla extract and stir.
- Let it set for a couple of minutes (5-10 minutes) in the fridge before going back in and giving it a second stir. This will ensure it doesn’t separate in the fridge or have clumpings of chia seeds.
- Let the chia pudding set in the fridge for at least two hours or overnight.
How To Eat Chia Seed Pudding
You can eat your chia pudding straight from the fridge! However, I like to pair it with a berry compote (pictured above!) or with some fruit on top. I usually meal prep the chia pudding in a large 750mL mason jars, then scoop it up the day of on top of the compote or berries. You can also meal prep them individually in a small mason jar and leave room on top to scoop in your toppings of choice the day of.
Easy Chia Pudding
Chia pudding is the perfectly healthy meal prep breakfast or snack for people who are constantly on the go!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
To Serve (optional)
- berry compote
- sliced fruit
In a mason jar or bowl, stir together the chia seeds and milk.
Add in the maple syrup and vanilla extract and stir.
Let it set for a couple of minutes (5-10 minutes) in the fridge before going back in and giving it a second stir.
Let the chia pudding set in the fridge for at least two hours or overnight before serving.
Serving: 4servings | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 0.3% | Calcium: 23.7% | Iron: 7.7%