Chia Pudding

chia pudding
Emily Hlavac Green

Cooking with chia seeds might *sound* intimidating, but in reality they couldn't be easier to whip up! Simply add liquid, give it a good stir, and let time do the rest. In just a couple of hours, your seeds will be transformed into creamy, smooth, softly textured pudding. 

We like ours topped with fresh fruit—juicy berries, sweet bananas, or fragrant pears work great—and crunchy granola, but feel free to go crazy with your favorite toppings! Dried fruit, yogurt, nut butters, and jams are all equally delicious mix-ins. 

If you're looking to keep your chia pudding completely vegan, stick with oat, coconut, soy, or any variety of nut milk. Instead of honey, stick with maple syrup or agave as your sweetener. The vanilla is totally optional, but if you want to make this pudding taste like it walked out of a shop with a $12 price tag, this is the secret ingredient—just a dash will do!

Made it? Let us know how it went in the comment section below! If you love a fruit-filled breakfast, be sure to check out our triple berry smoothie!

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Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 0 hours 5 mins
Total Time: 2 hours 5 mins
Ingredients
1/4 c.

chia seeds

1 c.

almond milk (or milk of your choice)

2 tsp.

maple syrup, honey, or agave nectar

1 tsp.

pure vanilla extract (optional)

Pinch kosher salt

Sliced fruit, granola, jam, or nuts for serving

Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk to combine chia seeds, milk, sweetener of your choice, vanilla if using, and salt.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until thick, 2 hours up to overnight. 
  3. Serve with mix-ins and toppings of your choice.  

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