10 Delicious Chia Seed Pudding Recipes

10 Delicious Chia Seed Pudding Recipes

Despite their minuscule appearance, chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse: They’re packed with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium, fiber and protein. Plus, these small ingredients are simple to make into a pudding because they absorb up to 10 times their weight in water! Not only does this make chis seeds a great starting point for breakfast, a healthy snack, or textured dessert, but it also means that they will help you stay hydrated. Try making one or all of these chia seed pudding recipes — and don’t be afraid to put your own spin on them, too.

10 Must-Try Chia Seed Pudding Recipes

Chia Pudding

1. Vanilla-Almond Chia Breakfast Pudding
Homemade almond milk makes this pudding more special than most. After soaking the chia seeds in this luscious liquid, the mixture will attain a creamy texture sort of like tapioca pudding. Top the bowl with as much fresh, seasonal fruit as you like and add some nuts for a bit of crunch. Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life by DailyBurn

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Vegan Berry Chia Pudding

2. Vegan Berry Chia Tahini Pudding
This healthy breakfast starts off like most chia seed puddings, by combining the seeds, almond milk and a bit of sweetener. But this dish is anything but ordinary! Tahini stands in for more typical nut butters here, lending a nutty, sesame flavor that makes this dish much more interesting than other similar recipes. Photo and recipe: Ksenia / Breakfast Criminals

Cherry Chia Pudding Recipe

3. Cherry Chia Seed Pudding
A cashew cream topping is the perfect cap to this dessert-appropriate creation. Cardamom and vanilla add flavor, while fresh bing cherries contribute sweetness and juicy bite. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by DailyBurn

Winter Chia Pudding

4. Winter Chia Pudding with Sour Cherries and Blueberries
You’ve used gallons of almond milk; you’ve tried coconut milk; but have you ever used walnut milk? That’s the base for this dish. Blitz it with sour cherries, goji berries, acai powder and Medjool dates, and you’ll make a tasty, fruity liquid that chia seeds are just aching to soak up! After letting the mixture rest overnight, layer with berries and enjoy. Photo and recipe: Chris / Tales of a Kitchen

Pistachio Chia Pudding

5. Pistachio Chia Pudding
If you like pistachio ice cream, you’ll love this recipe. Start with homemade pistachio milk (yep, that’s a thing), flavor with cardamom and vanilla, sweeten with maple syrup, and enjoy without any guilt. Photo and recipe: Autumn / Autumn Makes and Does

Chocolate Chia Pudding

6. Chocolate Chia Seed Superfood Pudding
Think of this as step one in your ultimate dessert — once you have the pudding done, it’s extremely easy to alter and make your own. You can use the dairy-free milk of your choice and add an intense chocolate flavor with raw cacao powder. Now comes the fun part: Sprinkle some cinnamon or cayenne if you like spice, top it with your favorite fruit, or put on some whipped coconut cream for a more decadent treat. Photo and recipe: Beth / Tasty Yummies

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Mango Chia Pudding

7. Mango Chia Pudding
If you’ve ever dreamed of a healthier, more inventive version of fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt, this recipe is your new best friend. The bottom layer is a simple blend of frozen mango and water. On top, hemp milk, chia seeds, dates and vanilla make a sweet and creamy mixture. Top with chopped macadamia nuts. Photo and recipe: Ashley Neese

Chocolate Chia Creme Brulé

8. Caramelized Banana Chia Seed Chocolate Crème Brulée
Crème brûlée has never been so easy! Instead of wrestling with making a classic crème base, this one uses Greek yogurt, milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup and chia seeds! Perfectly caramelized banana slices create a sweet topping. Not only is it quicker to make than the traditional recipe — it’s much healthier, too. Photo and recipe: Kylie / Yeah…immaeatthat

PBJ Pudding_2

9. Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Seed Pudding
Peanut butter and jelly make everything better, and this chia seed pudding is no exception. Use the jelly of your choice — grape, cherry, strawberry, whatever you prefer. Natural peanut butter will mix in easier, but traditional creamy is a good choice if you prefer more sweetness. Photo and recipe: Megan Green / My Bacon-Wrapped Life

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Pumpkin Chia Pudding

10. Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding
To all you Pumpkin Spice Latté lovers — this is just about to replace your coffee habit. Pumpkin puree adds a few health benefits to this recipe, nearly doubling the amount of fiber compared to a chia pudding sans fruit or veggies. Plus, it increases the amount of protein by about two grams. Photo and recipe: Green Evi