Chia pudding is healthy and delicious while being super easy to prepare. Make this ahead of time for breakfast or a healthy snack during the week.
What are chia seeds?
You might be wondering what is the big deal about chia seeds? Well they are actually edible seeds of Salvia hispanica and you can use them in lots of recipes. Today, we are making pudding with them.
If your kids love pudding, this is an easy way to get lots of good ingredients in them without much fuss. The consistency tastes like pudding that kids love but the chia seeds make this mom approved for breakfast.
Is Chia Seed Pudding healthy?
Yes! They have lots of fiber, heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and more. As you can imagine, incorporating this ingredient really helps to make this pudding healthy.
Let the kids help to make this and the fun part is adding toppings the next day. We love fresh fruit and granola.
You can even add chocolate to make chocolate chia pudding. Yum! This is sure to be a hit and a great way to incorporate healthy ingredients into your families diet.
Let’s get started!
- Chia seeds
- Maple syrup or honey
Additional Options to try:
- Fresh fruit
How to make chia pudding:
First, add the milk, chia seeds, vanilla and maple syrup or honey to a large mixing bowl.
Second, whisk everything together until it’s well combined.
Lastly, just cover the pudding mixture and put in the fridge. This will take several hours and I prefer to leave it overnight.
It is convenient to make at night before bed and then it is all ready in the morning. Perfect for busy weeks.
Note- If the pudding is not thick enough after being in the fridge, you can add more chia seeds. Mix it all together and put back in the refrigerator for a couple more hours until it’s the desired consistency.
Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Ideas for chia seed pudding recipe:
You can enjoy just as it is or feel free to add some delicious toppings mixed in. We love fruit, nuts or granola with the pudding.
Feel free to use what you love the most. This recipe is so easy to adapt to what you have on hand or love the most.
Plus, it really is so tasty that no one will realize just how healthy it is! It’s a win win for Mom!
This is the best chia pudding recipe.
My kids love when I make this and I love knowing they are getting a healthy meal or snack. If you have a busy week ahead, try making this in individual containers to just grab and go.
Mason jars work great and I usually have some in my cabinet. Any type of container will work but these are great because you can wash and reuse easily. The glass holds up well.
It is not only a healthy breakfast but so easy as well. Start meal prepping today and make this in the fridge overnight.
My kids can be picky at times and they are a big fan and love this recipe. Instead of making those sugar laden pudding recipes, make chia seed pudding instead.
It is one of our favorite easy recipes and takes little time to prepare. You can whip this up in less than 15 minutes and wake up to breakfast all ready to go!
Print this chia pudding recipe:
Chia pudding is healthy and delicious while being super easy to prepare. Make this ahead of time for breakfast or a healthy snack.
- 2 1/2 cups Milk
- 3/4 cup Chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 3 tablespoons Maple syrup or honey
- Additional Options
- Fresh fruit
In a large mixing bowl add milk, chia seeds, vanilla and maple syrup or honey
Whisk together until well combined
Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight ** see notes
Enjoy on its own or add in your choice of addition fruit, nuts or granola
Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days
If pudding is not thick after refrigeration add more chia seeds, mix and refrigerate for an additional hour or more
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