The basic recipe to make chia pudding perfectly every time! Chia pudding is a great breakfast, snack or dessert idea. It’s easy to make, nutritious and so delicious!
This recipe is simple, requiring just 2 ingredients and less than 5min to prep.
Why Chia Seeds?
Despite their size, chia seeds can absorb 10 times their weight. These mighty seeds can turn any liquid into a delicious pudding with a gel-like consistency.
They are an excellent source of omega-3 & 6 fatty acids, fiber, iron, and calcium. Bonus, they contain protein (around 5gr per 28gr/ 1 ounce)
Here is why you’ll love this chia pudding:
I love how versatile chia pudding is. You can customize it to your liking with different toppings (coconut yogurt, fruits, jams, granola, nut butter)
The flavors can be switched up easily by adding fruits or spices to the base.
Besides being so delicious, chia puddings are nutritious and healthy, which makes them perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert. It’s also filling and very satisfying!
This recipe is perfect to make ahead of time and enjoy throughout the week. Top it with fruits, granola, nut butter, and coconut yogurt for a complete balanced meal!
How to make chia seed pudding perfectly?
This is the basic recipe I use for every chia pudding I make. You can use any type of plant-based milk you prefer. I generally use soy milk (mainly for the protein content) or almond milk.
If you want to use coconut milk, I recommend using the drinking kind. The canned coconut milk can make chia pudding too heavy. If you want a creamier texture you can use half canned coconut milk and half plant-based milk.
Start by adding your milk and chia seeds to a mixing bowl. Whisk until combined, let sit for a couple of minutes before whisking again to remove lumps. Don’t skip this step! Otherwise, chia seeds tend to sink to the bottom and create a lump.
Cover your bowl and place it in the fridge for a couple of hours (preferably overnight) The magic happens in the fridge, where the seeds will absorb all of the liquid and transform into a pudding.
What you might need to make chia pudding:
How to make chia pudding perfectly every time! Chia pudding is a great breakfast, snack or dessert idea. It’s easy to make, nutritious and so delicious!
- 1 1/2 cup soy milk or any plant milk
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)
- fresh or frozen fruits
- coconut yogurt
- fresh mint
In a small mixing bowl, add soy milk, chia seeds, and maple, vanilla if using. Mix well until everything is incorporated.
Let sit for 2 minutes and whisk again to make sure everything is well mixed. Cover and let sit for at least 2 hours or overnight in the fridge.
This chia pudding should be thick and hold itself together. If not add 1 tablespoon of chia seed, stir and let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Serve with fruits, granola, berry compote, and yogurt.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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