Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding is one of my favorite snacks to have on hand. It makes the perfect grab-and-go breakfast, afternoon pick-me-up, or healthy dessert.

Chia Seeds (Salvia Hispanica) were, historically, valued for their ability to provide sustainable energy among the Aztecs who included these tiny seeds as a staple in their diet. Chia seeds are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and various micronutrients. Additionally, they possess an incredibly high fiber content which allows them to absorb over ten times their weight in water which causes them to develop a gel-like consistency that makes this pudding recipe possible.

Chia Seed Pudding

To make your own Chia Seed Pudding, you will need…

1 can full-fat coconut milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
fresh strawberries
(or whatever berries and/or nuts you prefer)
drizzle of honey or maple syrup (optional)

Chia Seed Pudding

How to make it:

1. Pour coconut milk into a bowl or mason jar and add chia seeds.

Chia Seed Pudding

2. Stir until the chia seeds are completely incorporated.

If you are making this in a mason jar, you can put the lid on and shake the mixture instead of stirring it.

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

4. Transfer to whatever container to plan to store it in and refrigerate for several hours.

Overnight is preferred.

Chia Seed Pudding

5. Prepare your toppings. My favorite is just to chop some strawberries (and walnuts if I have them on hand) and layer them with the pudding. Any fruit or nuts would be delicious, though.

If you want, you can add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup to sweeten your pudding. I don’t use sweetener because I find the strawberries to be sweet enough already.

Chia Seed Pudding

Enjoy your chia seed pudding as an early-morning breakfast or as a treat on a beautiful spring day!

  • This looks delicious!!! I’m definitely trying this! Thanks!

    • It is delicious! Hope it goes well for you!

  • Soooo yummy & so good for you!! Love using Chia seeds in smoothies but we haven’t made a pudding yet. Totally trying this! 🙂

    • Chia seeds in smoothies is one of my favorites too. 🙂

  • This sounds lovely! I will have to make it for tomorrow!

  • I love chia seed pudding! Ooh, I just bought a lot of cans of coconut milk, too. Guess I’ll be making this recipe 🙂


    • What better use is there for coconut milk than pudding? 😉

  • I love how easy chia pudding is!

    • Me too! Thanks for stopping by, Linda!

  • This looks amazing and the pictures you took are great!! I would so be all over this if I didn’t have braces!! Haha!

    • Oh, braces would certainly make this a less pleasant pudding for sure. Glad you enjoyed the post, though.

  • Emily

    Chia pudding is liiifffe. It is so good layered with a smoothie…ugh now I want some. Thanks a lot Cassie!
    Gorgeous post! Your blog is so fun.
    (Love you.)

    • Hey you. First, can’t wait to see you. And yes. It is most certainly liiiiiffe. Now I need to layer it with a smoothie cuz oh my gosh. You’re so fun.
      (Love you too.)

  • I’ve had a bag of chia seeds for a few months now but haven’t really known how to eat them. This recipe is so easy, makes me wonder what I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait to try it 😀

    • Yay! So glad you have helped you find a use for them! Hope you enjoy it!

  • This looks so yummy! I love chia seed pudding. My favorite toppings are blueberries, almonds and coconut flakes. 🙂

    • Coconut flakes are amazing – I’ll have to give your topping combo a try. 🙂

  • Ashley

    This looks DELICIOUS! Bookmarking for future use!

    xo Ashley

    • It is so good, Ashley! Hope you like it!

  • Chia seed pudding is my favorite but I have never made it with coconut milk, you always give me new ideas, Cassie! I always top it with lots of nuts/berries too and sometimes add green smoothie too 🙂
    xx, Kusum |

    • Hello Kusum! Thanks for saying hi! I’ve always wanted to try adding a green smoothie, but I haven’t yet. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Mmmm I love chia seed pudding. Those strawberries are like frosting on the cake! I totally have chia seeds and coconut milk in my pantry and I always forget to make chia seed pudding. Thanks for the reminder!

    • You’re welcome! And, you’re right – the strawberries really are the frosting on the cake.

  • Lord this looks delicious! Amazing for me, as a vegetarian!


    • It’s perfect for vegetarians and for vegans too!

  • Chia seed pudding is a perfect quick breakfast and yours looks so yummy! I mix chia seeds also in my porridge (both raw and cooked). 🙂

    • I never thought to mix it with porridge, but I do agree that chia seeds are the perfect addition to almost any breakfast. 🙂

  • Overnight. I like the sound of that. I forget to eat breakfast sometimes because I’m rushing out the door in the morning. Will have to pin for later.

    • Overnight makes it amazing! I love throwing it together in the evening and having it ready to go on mornings when I know I won’t have a lot of time.

  • If you want it a little lighter water works great too!

    • Never tried water, but it should definitely still work with the chia seeds. Thanks for the idea!

  • This looks delish and I had no idea how easy it is to make! I already have all the ingredients so maybe I’ll just make up a batch tonight for tomorrow!! Thanks for the inspiration.
    xo, Laura
    Have Need Want

    • Hope it went well for you and that you enjoyed it, Laura!

  • This looks delicious. I think I know what I want for breakfast tomorrow morning!

  • My husband is on a real health kick right now. So this will be perfect for us to try! I’m just hoping I can deal with the consistency. But I know that I love coconut milk!

    • Hope your you and husband enjoy it! If the consistency is unpleasant for you, you can put the coconut milk + chia seeds in a blender and blend it until smooth. That way you don’t feel like you are eating tons of tiny seeds.

  • Tamara

    This sounds amazing.

  • Since I don’t like the actual seeds could I substitute the seeds for ground chai seeds? Cause this looks so good.

    • Absolutely! Just put the chia seeds + coconut milk in a blender and then refrigerate. That would work too, if you don’t want the texture of the seeds.

  • Chia pudding is so fun and pretty too! Love the strawberry layers.

    • Thanks Emily! I love the strawberries too.

  • This is something I’d never think about making if I just heard the name in passing but the photos make this look SO good! I think I might have to give this a try!

    • Hope you like it, Rachel! Thanks for stopping by.

  • I’ve been looking for clever ways to use chia seeds and this is perfect!

  • This sounds really good and healthy.

    • It most certainly is – thanks for stopping by!

  • I loveeee chia seed pudding and will have to try this and make my own. Pinning for later! Thanks 🙂

  • Will have to try this – pinning for later, thanks!

  • This looks so darn pretty! and tasty!

  • I had no idea this was so easy!

  • I’ve eaten Chia Pudding before but had no idea how to make it, but you’ve totally simplified it-so easy! I need to do this for sure.