chia seeds

Chia Seed Pudding

Author: Stephanie Selinger

Prep time: 5 minutes

Rest time: 3 hours, preferably overnight

Yield: 4–6 servings


  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup chia seeds, as desired
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup, to taste (optional)
  • 3 cups unsweetened almond (or other) milk

Suggested toppings:

  • Granola – homemade or low sugar variety
  • Muesli
  • Fresh fruit – berries, bananas, stone fruit
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cinnamon, turmeric
  • Raw nuts
  • Hemp seeds, ground flaxseed
  • Raw honey


Chia Seed Pudding


  1. Whisk the milk, chia seeds, and sweetener together in a large bowl. (For a thin and runny chia pudding, use 1/2 cup chia seeds. For a thick chia pudding, use 3/4 cup chia seeds.)
  2. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. It helps to stir the mixture every so often during this time, but don't worry if you can't. I usually do once before bed.
  3. Stir well before serving.
  4. Portion into bowl(s) and add your desired toppings. Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.