Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

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This healthier Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding is packed with 12g of fiber and it’s one of my favorite ☀️ healthy breakfast recipes! If you love my 🥭 mango chia seed pudding, you will love this recipe too. Chia seeds happen to be an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, they’re rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium.

Why You’ll Love Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

If you love pudding, or that “ tapioca-like” texture, you will absolutely love this Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding. This is a wonderfully simple 🥣 dish as is OR you can amp it up with a ton of ingredient, flavor and texture variations. It’s a great base recipe that will keep you satiated, satisfied and 💪 fueled for the day ahead. This dish is creamy and thick, with a nice bite from the chia seeds. It has the perfect amount of sweetness for me, but definitely feel free to adjust based on your preferences.

How to Prepare Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

🫙  Start by adding the chia seeds, maple syrup, and milk to a glass or mason jar.

🥄 Stir really well, wait 5 minutes for it to thicken and then stir again to prevent clumping.

❄️ Refrigerate until it thickens and becomes pudding-like consistency (four hours minimum, overnight is best).

🍁 Once it’s firmed up, top it off with additional sweetener and then add any toppings you enjoy!

Nonna’s Tip ❄️

Chill the chia pudding for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the chia seeds to fully absorb the liquid and achieve a delicious pudding consistency.

Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

Variations and Substitutions for Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

  1. You can blend or purée 🍓 strawberries, or any fruit you love, and add it on top of this Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding.
  2. I used my homemade Frothy Healthy Almond Milk, but you can use any 🥛 milk you like, such as my Homemade Oat Milk, cashew or coconut.
  3. Feel free to use maple syrup, honey or agave . Any liquid sweetener will work.
  4. Top your chia pudding with other ingredients such as nuts, seeds, granola, shredded 🥥 coconut, or a drizzle of nut butter.

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  • Add a little crunch to this with a fun topping: nuts, seeds, granola or toasted 🥥 coconut are all delicious options.
  • Serve this for breakfast with your favorite protein such as eggs, 🥓 bacon, turkey bacon or my Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe.

Common Questions

can i use a different sweetener instead of maple syrup?

Yes, you can use any sweetener you love, such as honey, agave, stevia, date syrup or even regular sugar would work as well. Just adjust the amount to taste.

what type of milk can i use in this recipe?

You can use any milk you love, such as almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, coocnut milk or cashew milk.

how long does this Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding last in the fridge?

You can store chia pudding in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Keep it in an airtight container for the best freshness.

how do i prevent the chia seeds from clumping together?

Stir the mixture well initially and then again after about 15 minutes. This helps distribute the chia seeds evenly and prevents clumping.

What if my chia pudding is too thick or too thin?

If your pudding is too thick, add a splash of milk and then stir well. If it’s too thin, add a bit more chia seeds and then let it sit for additional time to thicken.

what other ingredients can i add to this chia seed breakfast pudding?

The options are really endless in this dish. I love to add fresh berries, nuts and seeds, granola, fruit puree or toasted coconut as well.

Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

If you love pudding you will absolutely love this Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding. This is a wonderfully simple dish as is OR you can amp it up with a ton of ingredient, flavor and texture variations. It will keep you satiated, satisfied and fueled for the day ahead
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Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup milk, I use my homemade almond milk
  • any berries or toppings

Instructions 

  • Add the chia seeds, maple syrup, and milk to a glass or mason jar.
  • Stir really well, wait 5 minutes for it to thicken and stir well again. Stirring it twice will prevent clumping.
  • Refrigerate until it thickens anywhere from 4- 8 hours or until it reaches desired texture.
  • Once it’s done you can top it off with additional sweetener or any toppings you like.
  • You can definitely prep these and make a bigger batch as it will last 3-4 days in the fridge. Enjoy and follow for more.

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Nutrition

Calories: 375kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 100mg, Potassium: 558mg, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 415IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 549mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
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