Chia Pudding Recipe: Perfect For Breakfast or Snack

Chia pudding
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Chia pudding is a versatile, delicious treat that’s as nutritious as it is satisfying. Packed with protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, it’s an excellent choice for a quick breakfast or a healthy snack. Today we’re diving into a simple recipe that you can easily customize with your favorite toppings.


  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup milk (any variety such as almond, coconut, soy, or cow’s milk)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (adjust sweetness to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: fresh fruits, nuts, coconut flakes, granola, or a sprinkle of cinnamon


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the chia seeds, milk, sweetener (honey or maple syrup), and vanilla extract. Stir well.
  2. Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, though overnight is ideal. As the pudding chills, the chia seeds will expand, absorbing up to 10 times their weight in liquid, which transforms them into a gel-like texture.
  3. After refrigeration, give the pudding a good stir to break up any lumps and check the consistency. If it’s too thick, stir in a little more milk until you reach your desired thickness. Spoon the pudding into serving dishes.
  4. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!