Chia Seed Pudding is great as a healthy breakfast, snack, or light meal that’s loaded with nutrients. It’s good for 5 days, so it’s a great option for make-ahead meals.
This pudding costs about $8.47 to make six servings, which is just $1.47 per serving.
If you need a pick-me-up snack to get you through the day or easy breakfast on the go that is not a pop-tart, this recipe is for you! In just three easy steps, you can make this Chia Pudding.
This recipe is gluten-free and paleo, so it is a great healthy option for you and your kids. It can be vegan if you use agave nectar or maple suryp and almond milk. It makes the perfect grab-and-go breakfast that you can make on Sunday evenings, let it set overnight, and then enjoy your Chia Pudding all week long.
The creamy texture is filling and satisfying. You can even mix up the toppings to give you a different taste each day!
Ingredients and Cost
RECIPE COST: $8.84
PRICE PER SERVING: $1.47
- 3 cups milk – $0.48
- 1 1/2 cup Chia seeds – $7.78
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla – $0.25
- 1/4 cup honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar – $0.33
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- First, make the chia pudding. Use a large bowl to mix together the ingredients.
- Next, cover the bowl and set it in the fridge to chill for at least six hours.
- Finally, serve the pudding. Add in your choice of fruit, nuts, or granola.
How Long Is It Good For
Serve: As with most recipes with dairy products in them, you shouldn’t leave this pudding out for longer than 2 hours.
Store: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. We like to put the pudding in individual jars so we have breakfast on the go!
Freeze: Place the pudding in small containers and freeze for 1-2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for 2 hours.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
Ingredients 100% matter to the success of our recipes. Below we’ve broken down each ingredient to include variations and substitutions.
- Milk – This recipe is so versitile that you can literally use any type of milk in this recipe: cow, soy, almond, coconut, oat, etc.
- Chia Seeds – You must use chia seeds in the recipe, no substitutions.
- Vanilla Extract – Please use pure vanilla extract when you can because nothing compares to its flavor. For a cost-effective option, learn how to make vanilla extract!
- Honey – We love the extra flavor honey adds to the chia seed pudding. Instead of honey you can use agave nectar, or maple syrup.
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-3: Let your little one help mix the ingredients together. They can also help add the mix-ins on top when the pudding is ready.
Ages 4-5: Have your child help you measure out the ingredients for the pudding. He/she can then help you mix the ingredients together.
Ages 6-8: This is a great recipe to let your child try on their own. It uses just a few ingredients that they can mix together and refrigerate.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Is Chia Seed Pudding healthy?
Yes, Chia Pudding is healthy. It is vegan, gluten-free, and paleo. Chia seeds offer a lot of nutritional value, so each serving is a great protein and fiber source.
What’s the best way to eat chia seeds?
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- large mixing bowl
- measuring cups
- Liquid measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- mixing spoon
- 3 cups milk
- 1 ¼ cup Chia seeds
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup honey maple syrup, or agave nectar
TOPPINGS: (all optional)
- Fresh fruit
- Chocolate chips
MAKE CHIA PUDDING:
- In a large mixing bowl whisk together milk, chia seeds, vanilla and honey until well combined.
- Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
- Serve the pudding on its own or add in your choice of additional fruit, nuts or granola.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.