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Chia pudding in mason jars with blueberries and strawberries on top.
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Easy Chia Pudding

This 3-ingredient chia pudding is creamy, satisfying and loaded with protein, fiber and omega-3s. It's also vegan, gluten-free, paleo and keto. 
Prep Time10 mins
Soak Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chia pudding
Servings: 1
Calories: 271kcal


  • 3-4 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup milk I like unsweetened coconut, almond or cashew milk
  • 1/2 Tablespoon maple syrup honey or sweetener of choice*
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla optional
  • Toppings of choice: fresh berries or other fruit granola, nut butter, etc


  • Mix: In a bowl or mason jar, stir together chia seeds, milk, maple syrup and vanilla, if using. If you’re using a mason jar, you can put the lid on and shake the mixture to combine everything.
    Pouring almond milk into a mason jar with chia seeds to make chia pudding.
  • Give it time to set: Once the chia pudding mixture is well combined, let it sit for 5 minutes, give it another stir/shake to break up any clumps of chia seeds, cover and put the mixture in the fridge to “set" for 1-2 hours or overnight. The chia pudding should be nice and thick, not liquidy. If it's not thick enough, just add more chia seeds (about 1 Tablespoon), stir and refrigerate for another 30 minutes or so.
    Mason jar with chia seed pudding and a gold spoon, overhead shot
  • How to store: Chia pudding can be stored for up to 5-7 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


  • You can also prep you pudding the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight if that’s easier. When ready to serve top the pudding with berries and enjoy.
  • Dairy milk, almond milk or cashew milk will make a light, creamy chia pudding. Canned coconut milk will make for a rich and thick pudding.
  • For a low-sugar version you can skip the sweetener or use a sugar substitute
  • Nutrition facts calculated with unsweetened almond milk and no toppings


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 248mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 6g