Basic Chia Seed Pudding

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 22, 2015

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Basic Chia Seed Pudding

Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, oil-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

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Thrown together in just a couple minutes! Be sure to make this in advance (I like making it before bed) so it has time to thicken up. The thickness of the chia pudding will vary based on the kind of almond milk you use, so don’t worry if it looks a bit thick or thin when you first try it out. If your pudding is too thin you can add more chia seeds and let it sit for 30 minutes more; if it’s too thick, try adding a touch more almond milk.

Yield
3-3.5 cups (4-6 servings)
Soak time
2.5 hours or overnight
Prep time
Cook time
0 Minutes

Ingredients:

For the chia pudding:
  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup chia seeds, as needed
  • 1-3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup, to taste (optional)
Suggested toppings:
  • Granola
  • Fresh fruit
  • Coconut flakes
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Cinnamon
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Banana Soft Serve

Directions:

  1. Whisk the almond 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.) Let sit for 5-10 minutes and then whisk again (this just helps prevent clumping).
  2. Cover and chill in the fridge for 3 hours, or overnight. It helps to stir the mixture every so often during this time, but don't worry if you can't.
  3. Stir well before serving. If it's too runny, whisk in more chia seeds and let it sit again until thickened. If it's too thick, thin it with a touch of milk.
  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.

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Laurie morgan February 21, 2017 at 9:16 am

Will this work with any other type of seeds?

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Angela Liddon March 9, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Hi Laurie, I’m sorry, not that I know of!

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Lana May 8, 2017 at 4:47 am
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This was my first chia pudding! Fast, simple and nutritious. Made it with home made oat milk and topped with fresh strawberries – keep you really going! Will do again! Greetings from Finland 😃

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Angela Liddon May 8, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Hi there, Lana! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe. :)

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Becky May 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm
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Thank you so much for the recipe! I used vanilla almond milk and reduced the amount to 2 cups because I like the consistency a bit thicker. I also added some cinnamon to my mixture and let it sit overnight. Served with fresh fruit like bananas or strawberries this is amazing!

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Angela Liddon May 15, 2017 at 9:19 am

So glad to hear you enjoyed it, Becky!

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Lauren June 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

Angela,
One day can you please put a recipe up for butterscotch pudding? My grandma makes fantastic butterscotch pie, but it has eggs in it. I’m looking for an egg-less version. Thanks!

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Angela Liddon June 28, 2017 at 9:56 am

Oh, that pie sounds amazing, Lauren! That’s definitely something I’ll think about playing with in the future.

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joann September 3, 2017 at 6:35 pm

I would like a vegan butterscotch pudding recipe also.Maybe something quick and easy if that’s possible! ;-)

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Angela Liddon September 7, 2017 at 12:37 pm

Lol duly noted, Joann! ;)

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Natasha July 2, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Will this be good with coconut milk?

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Angela Liddon July 14, 2017 at 10:17 am

Definitely! In my Oh She Glows Every Day cookbook, I have a Coconut Chia Seed Pudding recipe that uses light coconut milk in lieu of almond milk. I find it adds a great twist to the recipe. :)

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Kerry Gorman July 13, 2017 at 6:20 am
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Hey, I was wondering after I’ve refrigerated the pudding overnight is it possible to heat it in a pot on the hob the next morning? I am loving it cool now during the summer but would love to try it warm for the winter

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Angela Liddon July 19, 2017 at 8:59 am

Hey Kerry, I haven’t personally tried this before, but I honestly can’t see why you wouldn’t be able to! I would warm it over very low heat to make sure the chia seeds don’t stick to the bottom of the pot. Please let us know how it goes!

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Pepper July 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

Any ideas as to why my chia seeds are not absorbing the milk? Day 2 of sitting in the fridge and not any different from when I put it in. Help!

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Angela Liddon July 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Hey Pepper, Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that. I think I’ve only heard of this happening once before. My only guess is that the chia seeds might have gone bad somehow? I would try it again with a different batch if you decide to give it another go. Also, keep in mind that the consistency is supposed to be fairy runny, just thickened due to the hydrated chia seeds, if that makes any sense! lol.

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trishina August 4, 2017 at 5:47 pm

hi there! I’m so excited to try this recipe! Quick question for you. What add-on or template did you use for your recipe? i have a wellness blog (nothing crazy just for fun) and I was trying to find good templates for recipes, and I just cannot find anything!
thank you and have a great day! Love your page!

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Michael August 30, 2017 at 4:15 pm
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Tried out this recipe and made a pudding for my fiance and she loved it!

Just want to say thank you!

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Angela Liddon August 31, 2017 at 10:43 am

You’re so welcome, Michael! I’m happy to hear it was a hit.

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Miruna Margarit October 2, 2017 at 10:38 am

Do you have to soak overnight the nuts and seeds too?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 3, 2017 at 9:33 am

Not unless you want to…your call! :)

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Jennifer January 22, 2018 at 12:12 pm

Can I use cashew milk instead of Almond milk? Will that affect the outcome?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 23, 2018 at 8:23 am

Hey Jennifer, You can really use any plant milk that you enjoy! It shouldn’t make much of a difference except for the flavour. Hope this helps!

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CARRIE June 7, 2018 at 7:12 am

Hello! Is there a particular almond/coconut brand that works best? Thank you!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 7, 2018 at 10:56 am

Hey Carrie, You can use whichever kind you like…I’m partial to Califia right now :)

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Kratom Guides June 18, 2018 at 9:11 am
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I love this recipe and it is going to be my favorite daily diet. Nuts and seeds will definitely add some extra but different taste with strawberries.

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