Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

This peanut butter chia pudding makes for a delicious breakfast, snack or healthy treat. Packed with peanut butter flavor and good-for-you ingredients!

I always knew I loved peanut butter, but I don’t think I fully processed just how deep my love goes for good ol’ PB. If I’m being honest, I would choose peanut butter over almond butter any day. If you’re the opposite, feel free to swap in almond butter in this recipe!

Chia pudding is the ultimate “diet-friendly” breakfast and/or mid-day snack. It’s gluten free, dairy free, grain free, refined sugar free, paleo friendly… it fits in almost any dietary preference or restriction and doesn’t skimp on flavor! I love how customizable chia pudding is. This is a great starter recipe, but if you want to get creative, feel free to experiment with my basic chia pudding recipe.

Hand holding a jar of peanut butter chia pudding topped with peanut butter, cacao nibs, granola, a strawberry and blueberries.

Why I Love Chia Pudding

  1. It’s ridiculously easy to make.
  2. It’s packed with nutrients! Chia seeds are a great source of healthy fats and fiber… read: they’ll keep you satisfied for hours! Read all chia benefits.
  3. There are countless flavor combinations. (Try this pumpkin chia mousse if you’re a pumpkin fan!)
  4. Chia pudding basically allows you to eat dessert any time of day. It’s thick and creamy like regular pudding but the nutrition facts make it acceptable to eat for breakfast, snacks or dessert.

Ingredients in Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

For this chia pudding we’re not just adding peanut butter as a topping, we’re stirring it into the chia pudding mixture so that each bite has a little peanut butter flavor.

  • Unsweetened almond milk – I prefer the mild, nutty flavor of almond milk, but you could swap in coconut milk or your favorite milk if you’d like!
  • Chia seeds  – the real MVP of this recipe. 😉
  • Maple syrup or honey – my go-to natural sweeteners.
  • Peanut butter – again, feel free to swap in a different nut or seed butter if you prefer a different flavor but peanut butter tastes delicious.
  • Vanilla
  • Toppings: extra peanut butter, cacao nibs, granola and berries – all optional of course, but highly recommended!

Jar of peanut butter chia seed pudding topped with cacao nibs, blueberries, and a strawberry.

How to Make Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

If you’ve made chia pudding before, you can probably guess where this is going! Start by whisking the almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, peanut butter and vanilla together. Let the mixture sit for five minutes and then whisk again to break up any clumps that have formed.

Put it in the fridge to let it set for at least 30 minutes. I like to prep mine the night before and let it set overnight! When you’re ready to enjoy, give the chia pudding a stir and top with whatever you’re in the mood for. For this combo I like to top mine with a drizzle of peanut butter, cacao nibs and berries, but banana slices and granola would be delicious as well! Enjoy.

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Hand holding a jar of peanut butter chia pudding topped with peanut butter, cacao nibs, granola, a strawberry and blueberries.

Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

Brittany Mullins
This peanut butter chia pudding makes for a delicious breakfast, snack or healthy treat. Packed with peanut butter flavor and good-for-you ingredients!
4.91 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Chia Pudding
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 215 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Toppings: extra peanut butter cacao nibs and berries

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, peanut butter and vanilla. This takes a little effort because the peanut butter tends to stick together, but keep whisking until it's dispersed. Let mixture sit for five minutes and whisk again to remove any chia clumps. Place in fridge to set for at least 30 minutes, but up to 12 hours.
  • When ready to enjoy, top with toppings of choice: I like a drizzle of peanut butter, cacao nibs and berries, but banana slices would be delicious as well.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 of recipe without toppingsCalories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 7gFat: 16gSodium: 163mgFiber: 9gSugar: 2g
Keyword peanut butter chia pudding
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    37 comments
    1. Robyn
      April 11, 2021 AT 5:32 pm

      5 stars
      This is such a tasty and easy recipe! I love to have this on hand for a quick and easy snack (and a nutritious food option that my toddler will actually eat!)

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 12, 2021 AT 12:20 pm

        Yay! That makes me so happy to hear, Robyn! So glad you’re loving this recipe. Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it.

    2. Megan
      March 2, 2021 AT 2:37 pm

      4 stars
      I love the taste of this, but was wondering if i could blend it like the chocolate chia pudding? the texture of blending it i like more

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 2, 2021 AT 11:33 pm

        Totally!! That should be just fine, Megan.

    3. Cindyle
      December 8, 2020 AT 9:38 am

      When you said vanilla- do you mean vanilla extract?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 8, 2020 AT 12:22 pm

        Yes, vanilla extract. I’ll update the recipe to clarify.

    4. Rhonda
      October 5, 2020 AT 9:48 pm

      do you need to add maple syrup or honey?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 6, 2020 AT 12:04 pm

        You can skip it if you prefer. I just like a little touch of sweetness. 🙂

    5. Sophi
      October 4, 2020 AT 5:23 pm

      This looks so delicious and I love peanut butter.
      I’ve never had chia seeds before and I’m not sure how much to make.
      How much do chia seeds expand when put in liquid?
      How large is each serving?
      Thank you!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 4, 2020 AT 7:41 pm

        Hey Sophi – The recipe is 2 servings (about 1/2 cup of pudding), which is pretty filling.

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