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Chia Seed Pudding: For Breakfast Or Dessert!

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This is my new go-to breakfast and even dessert recipe. I absolutely LOVE it! It’s healthy and very easy to make. If you like tapioca pudding, you’ll enjoy this chia seed pudding too. I really only used chia seeds in my smoothies but I’ve found I actually like them a lot more this way.

A few things to note. This recipe calls for almond milk which is alway better when made fresh. So, you can get my recipe to make almond milk here. If you have it made and ready to go, then this recipe is very quick. The pudding doesn’t need to chill for more than about 30 minutes.

I keep a bowl in my refrigerator and have a small amount for breakfast each morning topped with fresh fruit and a mixture of nuts and seeds. It’s a complete energy boost and helps me avoid the unhealthy, sugary, breads that are so popular in the SAD diet.

Chia Seed Pudding: For Breakfast Or Dessert!

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 People
Calories 67.21
Chia seeds are known to reduce food cravings because they fill you up because they absorb 10 times their weight in water. Chia seeds are a good source of fiber BUT be sure to consume a LOT of water as they can clog you up if you don't drink enough water.


  • 1/4 cup organic
  • 2 cups  fresh almond milk, or, when I’m pressed for time, I use the 
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar or honey
  • 1/4 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Mixture of nuts and seeds: toasted sunflower seeds, toasted flaxseeds, roasted pumpkin seeds
  • Fresh chopped fruit
  • Dollop of coconut cream (optional)


  • Place chia seeds in large bowl (they expand with liquid)
  • In separate container, combine almond milk, agave nectar, vanilla extract, and salt
  • Whisk in the liquid into the chia seeds and set aside on the counter. Whisk it every couple of minutes for the next 7 minutes or so. When the chia seeds begin to swell up and absorb the liquid, you can then cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator.
  • After about 30 minutes, serve pudding in little dishes and top with fruit, nut and seed mixture, and a dollop of coconut cream.


If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to make this or you simply want to have a chia seed snack on hand that is both filling and nutritious, try my absolute favorite protein bars. are the best I’ve found on the market. They’ll hold you over on a long road trip or give you a boost during a long workday. Be careful they do melt and, if you buy the ones with chocolate in them, they can be kind of messy but still delicious all the same and vegan too!
Author: Phoebe Chongchua
Calories: 67.21kcal


Calories: 67.21kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.43g | Protein: 1.49g | Fat: 2.78g | Sodium: 48.94mg | Potassium: 71.37mg | Fiber: 2.29g | Sugar: 5.56g | Vitamin A: 42.25IU | Vitamin C: 0.75mg | Calcium: 130.69mg | Iron: 0.63mg


Author Phoebe Chongchua

Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia brand journalist who consults and writes on wellness, all things plant-based, fitness, lifestyle, and travel. She is yoga certified and earned her certificate in Whole Food Plant-Based Eating in 2010 through eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. She's also a top podcaster for her marketing/storytelling podcast, The Brand Journalism Advantage at


  1. Hello, I made this recipe but my chia seeds are not absorbing the liquid at all. I have store bought almond milk. Should it be room temp. before I make it, I used cold almond milk.
    Thank you:)

    • Hi there,
      The consistency is like tapioca pudding. So, the chia seeds won’t get completely absorbed. But if you didn’t get a pudding-like texture, you could try adding more chia seeds or less almond milk. Be sure to stir it frequently and let it sit out about 20 minutes before refrigerating. Let me know how it goes, Jordan!

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