Chia Seed Pudding

Cooking Utensils

Fridge, Bowl

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

1+ Hr (soaking)

Chia seeds are an extremely low effort, high reward snack. They are one of the highest sources of fiber you can find, so you know they will help fill you up!

Health Information

Basic Nutrition

Recipe makes 1 serving. 

Food Group Servings

Accordion Content




2 tablespoons chia seeds

1/2 cup of low-fat milk, or milk alternative

Other Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup


Step 1:

Pour in chia seeds into a bowl and top with milk. Stir vigorously for about 30 seconds.

Step 2:

Let your mixture sit for at least an hour. Once the hour passes, check on the bowl. It should hold a similar consistency to pudding.

If it is too hard, add a little bit more milk and mix until it softens sufficiently. If it is too soft, add a bit more chia seeds, mix vigorously for another 30 seconds and let it sit in the fridge for at least 15 more minutes.

Step 3:

Once you achieve your desired consistency, you can now add in the vanilla extract and maple syrup if you plan to do so. Mix it in the bowl for another 30 seconds to a minute.

Step 4:

Top with your choice of fruit! 

Tips & Tricks:

  • Want chocolate flavor? add in a teaspoon of cacao powder.
  • Cinnamon and nut butters are good flavors to add as well.
  • Looking for a bigger or smaller portion? The ideal ratio is 1/4 cup milk to 1 tablespoon of seeds