Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding is a healthy breakfast enriched in vitamins & minerals. Find in depth information on the various recipes for making chia seed pudding in this article.

Chia seeds are loaded with nutritional benefits. They are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids, high quality proteins, fibers and antioxidants with nominal calories.

Chia seed pudding sounds exciting when people are recommended to consume these wondrous seeds on a regular basis.

Chia seed pudding (Special & Delicious)

It is a healthy and delicious breakfast, which most of the people crave for it. The best part about this amazingly yummy dessert is it is easy to prepare. Fresh fruits, veggies and eggs can be supplemented with this healthy treat for a nutritious kick-start to the day.

Some amazing recipes are cited below:

Chocolate chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Total time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Serves: 4

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds 1 cup
Cocoa powder ½ cup
Milk 4 cups
Brown sugar ½ cup
Honey or chocolate sauce 2 tablespoons (or to taste)
Hazelnut flavor (optional) 1 tablespoon
Instant coffee powder (optional) 1 teaspoon
Chopped hazelnuts For garnishing

METHOD

  1. Mix cocoa powder, instant coffee powder and brown sugar thoroughly in a bowl. Add chia seeds, milk and hazelnut flavor into the mixture and stir vigorously. Keep the mixture undisturbed for some time and then stir again over the course of 20 minutes.
  2. Add chopped hazelnuts on the top of the mixture and refrigerate it for a couple of hours.
  3. Serve with either honey or chocolate sauce, drizzled over the pudding.

Chia seed pudding with almond milk

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 3-8 hours

Serves: 6

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds 2/3 cup
Almond milk 2 cups
Vanilla extract ½ teaspoon
Honey 2 tablespoons
Seasonal fruits (blueberries, figs, plums, peaches) 2 tablespoons
Nuts or coconut flakes 2 tablespoons

METHOD

  1. Almond milk can either be purchased from market or made at home. If prepared at home, almonds should be soaked in water overnight.
  2. Stir chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla extract in a bowl.
  3. Refrigerate it overnight.
  4. Stir well while serving.
  5. Top it up with fruits, nuts and coconut flakes.
  6. Drizzle honey on top.

Chia seed pudding with coconut milk

Preparation time: 5-10 minutes

Total time: 2 hours

Serves: A group

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds ¼ cup
Coconut milk 1 cup
Vanilla extract ½ teaspoon
Honey, coconut sugar or  palm sugar ¼ cup
Cocoa powder (flavor) 2 tablespoons
Lemon juice (flavor) ¼ cup
Fruit puree (flavor) ¼ cup

METHOD

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add the choice of flavoring from the options available.
  2. Mix till all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Refrigerate the mixture for 2 hours.

Chia seed pudding with cow’s milk

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 8 hours

Serves: A group

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds ¾ cup
Cow’s milk 3 cups
Sugar 3 tablespoons
Vanilla extract 2 teaspoons
Cocoa powder or any other flavoring 3 tablespoons
Whipped coconut cream For garnishing
Fresh fruits or chocolate shavings For garnishing

METHOD

  1. Take chia seeds, sugar and cocoa powder in a medium size bowl and mix thoroughly until there is no lump.
  2. Add cow’s milk and vanilla extract to the mixture and stir intensely.
  3. Cover the mixture and allow it to refrigerate overnight.
  4. Top with fresh fruits or chocolate shavings and whipped coconut cream and serve.

Vanilla chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 5-10 minutes

Total time: 8 hours

Serves: 1

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds 3 tablespoons
Rice milk or almond milk 1 cup
Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
Pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon
Fruit of choice 1
Cinnamon A dash

METHOD

  1. Add chia seeds, rice milk or almond milk, vanilla extract and pure maple syrup in a blender and blend until tapioca-like texture is attained.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a sealed container and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Serve chilled with sliced fruit of choice and a dash of cinnamon.

Coconut chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 3 hours

Serves: 2

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds 2/3 cup
Coconut milk ¾ cup
Salt A pinch
Unsweetened shredded coconut 2 tablespoons
Coconut water ½ cup
Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
Whipped coconut cream For topping
Fresh fruits For topping

METHOD

  1. Mix chia seeds, shredded coconut, coconut milk, salt, coconut water and vanilla extract in a medium size bowl.
  2. Refrigerate the mixture for 2 hours.
  3. While serving, add a layer of chilled pudding to a glass, then a layer of chopped fruits such as raspberry, blueberry or strawberry and top the layer with chilled pudding.
  4. Garnish with chopped fruits and whipped coconut cream.

Banana chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Serves: 6

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds 7 tablespoons
Flax milk 1 1/2 cups
Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
Banana 1
Honey 3 tablespoons
Salt 1/8 teaspoon

METHOD

  1. Add milk, chia seeds, sliced banana, vanilla extract, honey and salt to the blender and blend until combined.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover it and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. The chilled pudding is ready to serve.

Simple & easy chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 3-5 minutes

Total time: 2-8 hours

Serves: 2

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds ¼ cup
Milk of choice 1 cup
Honey 2 tablespoons

METHOD

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a small size bowl.
  2. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours; refrigerating it overnight would definitely yield a better consistency.
  3. Serve chilled with any choice of topping.

Pumpkin chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 2-8 hours

Serves: 1

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds 3 tablespoons
Pumpkin puree ¼ cup
Unsweetened almond milk ¾ cup
Maple syrup 1 tablespoon
Pumpkin pie spice ¼ teaspoon
Cinnamon A dash
Nuts or pumpkin seeds 1 tablespoon

METHOD

  1. Mix chia seeds, pumpkin puree, almond milk, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice thoroughly in a bowl.
  2. Wrap the bowl and put it for refrigeration at least for two hours or overnight.
  3. Garnish the pudding with a dash of cinnamon and nuts or pumpkin seeds.
  4. The pudding is ready to serve.

Chia seed pudding for vegans

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds 2 tablespoons
Almond milk ½ cup
Vanilla extract 2 teaspoons
Fresh strawberries 6

METHOD               

  1. Blend almond milk, strawberries and vanilla extract in a blender.
  2. Add chia seeds to the mixture and stir well.
  3. Let the mixture sit for 2 minutes and stir until well combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover it and wait for 20-23 minutes.
  5. Do not refrigerate the mixture; instead, use chilled milk and strawberries in the process.
  6. Once the desired consistency is achieved, stir it once again and serve with chopped strawberries.

Chia seed pudding with soymilk

Preparation time: 5-10 minutes

Total time: 2-8 hours

Serves: 2

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds 2 tablespoons
Soymilk ¾ cup
Honey or maple syrup 1 tablespoon
Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon

METHOD

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well.
  2. Let the mixture sit for 2-3 minutes and stir again.
  3. Refrigerate it either for at least 2 hours or at the best overnight.
  4. Stir the pudding and serve immediately.

Note: Chocolate or strawberry can also be considered as flavoring option.

Mango chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 2 hours

Serves: 2

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds 2 tablespoons
Rice milk or cow’s milk ¾ cup
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Fresh mango 1 (medium size)
Cinnamon A dash

METHOD

  1. Blend milk of choice, fresh mango slices and sugar in a blender.
  2. Add chia seeds to the mixture and stir thoroughly until mixed well.
  3. Let the mixture sit for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Cover it and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Once the pudding is lusciously thick, garnish with mango slices and a dash of cinnamon and serve immediately.

Nutty raisin chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 8 hours

Serves: 2

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds 2 tablespoons
Unsweetened almond milk ¾ cup
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Nuts and raisins ¼ cup

METHOD

  1. Blend nuts, unsweetened almond milk and sugar in a blender.
  2. Add chia seeds and stir well.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover it and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Serve chilled pudding garnished with chopped nuts and raisins.

Apple chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Serves: 2

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds 2 tablespoons
Milk of choice ¾ cup
Honey 1 tablespoon
Fresh apple 1 (medium size)

METHOD

  1. Put apple slices and chilled milk into the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add chia seeds and stir well.
  3. Let the mixture stand for 2-3 minutes and stir again.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover it and let it sit for 2 hours in room temperature.
  5. Top the pudding with apple slices.
  6. Drizzle honey and serve immediately.

Jackfruit chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 2-8 hours

Serves: 4

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds 3 tablespoons
Milk of choice 1 cup
Jackfruit pulp ½ cup
Sugar 1 tablespoon

METHOD

  1. Blend milk of choice, jackfruit pulp and sugar in a blender until fully combined.
  2. Add chia seeds and stir for some time.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover it and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Serve chilled.

Fig chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 2-8 hours

Serves: 2

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds 2 tablespoons
Milk of choice ¾ cup
Honey 1 tablespoon
Figs 3-4

METHOD

  1. Blend milk of choice and figs in a blender until smooth.
  2. Add chia seeds to the blended mixture and stir well.
  3. Let the mixture stand for 2-3 minutes and stir again.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, wrap it up and refrigerate for minimum 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Drizzle honey on top of the pudding and serve chilled.

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Date palm chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 2-8 hours

Serves: 2

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Chia seeds 2 tablespoons
Milk of choice ¾ cup
Maple syrup 1 tablespoon
Date palms 5-7 shreds

METHOD

  1. Mix milk, date palms and maple syrup in a blender until blended well.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add chia seeds to it.
  3. Stir the mixture thoroughly.
  4. Let the mixture sit for 2-3 minutes and stir again.
  5. Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  6. Serve the chilled pudding topped with chopped date palms.

What can you do for organic chia seed pudding?

If you wish to go organic, there are various organic canned milk brands available in the market from which you can easily choose the delicious one. Organic coconut milk, organic rice milk, organic almond milk, organic soymilk are few worth mentioning varieties. These make absolute organic chia seed pudding recipes.

Why chia seed pudding is healthy?

Chia seed pudding is basically a combination of chia seeds, milk of choice and honey or maple syrup. Fruits, chocolates and nuts enrich the pudding both nutritionally as well as from taste point of view. Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fibers, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, zinc, iron, molybdenum, zinc and niacin. Milk is fortified with proteins and vitamins. Chia seeds on mixing with milk form gelatinous mixture, which has a beneficial role in the stomach. It slows down the process of carbohydrate breakdown. Another advantage of chia seeds is; they do not require being ground for making their nutrients available to the body. Hence, every recipe of chia seed pudding is highly nutritious and healthy.


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