Chia Seed Pudding is so easy to make, it’s creamy and it’s super nutritious. Your whole family will love this recipe and all the different ways you can make chia seed pudding. You will be so surprised with the results, I promise!
In this Chia Seed Pudding recipe, you’ll learn:
- why Chia seeds are so good for you
- how to make a delicious dessert using Chia seeds
- 3 other variations of this Chia seed pudding that you and the kids will love
What is Chia Seed Pudding?
Have you ever eaten Chia seeds before? If you haven’t, you are missing out! They are considered a superfood that have a whole array of health benefits. Then fun thing is when you add them to a liquid and let them sit, they change from a seed to a pudding like substance.
I love Chia seeds and use them quite often. The first time I tried making Chia seed pudding I was totally smitten. The pudding was creamy and it was almost like a rice or tapioca pudding. It was a little bland because I made it with plain almond milk but once I added a little something for flavour, it was definitely worth making.
Why Chia seeds are so good for you
The word is that Chia seeds are one of the healthiest little things you can eat. Why are they so good for you? Because they:
- contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids
- contain good carbohydrates
- have a lot of protein
- contain good for you fiber, so fills you up!
- have a lot of antioxidants
- also have calcium
- are gluten-free
- are vegan/vegetarian friendly
Besides all the health benefits, you’ll love cooking with Chia seeds because they’re easy to add into almost any dish to boost the nutrient level. I add them into my smoothies for extra fiber and protein (and good fats). Feel free to throw in a handful when you’re whipping up a batch of muffins (any kind).
To make the best Chia seed pudding ever, you’ll need:
- 1/4 cup of Chia seeds
- 1 cup of almond milk (coconut milk, cashew milk)
- 2 tablespoons of sweetener (real maple syrup, honey) optional
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (or to taste)
- Fresh fruit
Here’s how you make it:
- Pour the milk of choice into a mason jar (or bowl).
- Then add the Chia seeds.
- Cover with the lid and shake. If you’re using a bowl, just stir well and cover with plastic wrap.
- Let sit in the fridge at least 2 to 3 hours (overnight if you can).
- Remove and divide the pudding into two dishes.
- Garnish with cinnamon, fruit and sweetener.
Using the mason jar is just so easy, so I prefer to but any container works just fine. You must let the seeds sit in the liquid for minimum of two hours. More is better. The seeds will become like a tapioca consistency (or rice pudding). The pudding is really creamy and the whole family will enjoy it as a breakfast replacement (remember it’s protein) or dessert. This recipe is dairy and gluten-free. Perfect addition to any type of diet program you may follow.
The Best Chia Seed Pudding + (5 Yummy Variations)
Chia Seed Pudding is so easy to make, it’s creamy and it’s super nutritious. You’re whole family will love this recipe and all the different ways you can make chia seed pudding.
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 5
- Yield: 2 servings
- Category: Breakfast
1/4 cup Chia seeds
1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons of maple syrup (honey or sweetener of choice)
Pour the milk into a mason jar or bowl
Add the Chia seeds.
Cover and shake until mixed well. (or stir well and cover with plactic wrap if using a bowl)
Let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours, more is better and best is overnight.
Remove from the fridge, divide into two dishes (or 4 small).
Garnish with cinnamon, sweetener and sliced fruit.
Other variations of this pudding:
Because this recipes is so adaptable, you can make almost any flavour of pudding with Chia seeds. They have no taste on their own so what ever you add will work just fine.
Apple Pie: replace the strawberries with chopped apples, crushed walnuts, cinnamon and a little maple syrup.
Peach Cobbler: using sliced peaches instead of the strawberries, top with a little granola and cinnamon.
Banana Peanut Butter: Drizzle warm peanut butter over the pudding once you’ve sliced bananas on top. This is to die for and the kids go crazy for it! If you like, add a few crushed walnuts too!
Enjoy this simple recipe and if you have any questions, drop a comment below and I’ll be glad to help you out.