For a long time now, I have wanted to try making chia pudding. I love chia seeds, and although I have no trouble finding a use for these awesome seeds on a daily basis, pudding sounded interesting. Why make pudding with chia seeds? Chia seeds are absolutely packed with all kinds of nutrients and benefits. They are the richest whole food source of Omega-3 (ALA) (and as a vegetarian family, we love that!). These little seeds are packed with fiber and help with digestion. They are a great source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, and much more. I could keep going on and on – these little seeds are a great way to get extra nutritional benefits.
Chia pudding is an easy way to get a good serving of these benefits. This recipe is so easy, it won’t make a mess, and you can be creative with it.
1/3 cup chia seeds – I use organic chia seeds
2 cups coconut milk (for this pudding, I used So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk)
Sweetener of your choice (optional)
Fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, other toppings (optional)
I use a Mason jar to mix my ingredients and to store the pudding. However, you can also mix your ingredients in a bowl.
Combine your chia seeds, milk, a splash of vanilla extract, a little bit of cinnamon, and some sweetener (the sweetener can also be added afterwards). I didn’t measure out the vanilla, cinnamon, or sweetener, so add it to taste (and you can always add more afterwards).
Mix thoroughly – either with a whisk in a bowl, or by shaking your Mason jar. Be sure to mix the ingredients carefully, because I did notice spots where my chia seeds had soaked up the sweetener.
Allow to sit in the fridge overnight. It only takes a few minutes to mix the ingredients, so you can make it right before bed and it will be ready in the morning.
Stir again thoroughly, as some of the chia may become clumpy or stick to the bottom of the jar.
I mix in fresh fruit with my chia pudding, such as bananas or kiwi.
You can get creative with chia pudding, using other ingredients, such as other kinds of milk, spices, making different flavors and combinations.
Serve, and enjoy!
I enjoy chia seed wish my family did as well. This pudding looks really good and simple to make
I’ve never tried chia seeds, but this recipe looks like a good way to start!
I love chia seeds but never thought about creating desserts with them:) I need to give this one a try for sure
I LOVE chia seeds, but I have yet to figure out what to do with them aside from mixing them with yogurt. So, I am going to give this recipe a try for sure.
I know someone at home who would love this pudding. This recipe looks yummylicious.
We love the flavor and health benefits of chai seeds in my home. The chai pudding is delicious and I hope to make this often.
I have to make this! I love the idea of delicious pudding that’s actually good for me.
Now this is the kind of dessert I get excited about. A super food as a sweet treat? I’m all over it!
I used to eat chia all the time and then I kind of forgot about them. I was thinking of making a pudding but never did. I usually just added them to smoothies although I hear you can bake with them… but I’m wondering if that limits some of the nutrients you get from them? Either way I think I need to hop back on the chia bandwagon and give this a go!
I love the idea of mixing fresh fruit into the chia pudding. I bet that adds such a fresh, delicious element to it!
We love a good healthy, alternative option! This sounds pretty amazing to test out.
I’ve never tried chia seed pudding, but your recipe certainly has me wanting to try it. I’m always looking for healthy snack options.
I used to add chia seeds to smoothies. I need to start adding them back into my diet, and pudding sounds like a great way to do so!
I have never tried Chia seeds. Research shows they are a great source of nutrients like Omega-3 (ALA), fibre, antioxidants, magnesium, and iron. It’s a good idea to incorporate them into our diet whenever possible. I need to try it.
Ooohhhh…I only started chia seed last year and I am liking the journey so far. I didn’t know I could make pudding from it. Thank you for sharing about it.
Your chia seed pudding recipe is fantastic! The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and the end result is delicious. I appreciate how you’ve provided various topping options, allowing for customization. Thank you for sharing this healthy and satisfying recipe with us!
I don’t think I have done some of these before but would love to do them. My aunt use the Chia seed and she love it. She talk to me about it but never paid attention to it.
I can totally relate to your curiosity about chia seed pudding! If you have any favorite flavor combinations or variations for chia seed pudding, I’d love to hear them. One of my fave is chocolate raspberry