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Easy Vegan Chia Pudding – a quick, simple and easy breakfast or pudding!

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This easy vegan chia seed breakfast pudding is a delicious and nutritious way to start your day. Chia seeds are packed with fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, making them a great addition to any meal. Simply combine chia seeds with your choice of plant-based milk, sweetener, and any desired toppings such as fruit or nuts. Let the mixture sit overnight in the refrigerator, and wake up to a creamy and satisfying pudding that will keep you full and energized all morning. Enjoy this tasty and healthy breakfast option that is not only easy to make but also a great way to incorporate chia seeds into your diet.

A jar of chia pudding

Chia Seeds are all the rage, daahhling, these days. Little wonder, they are quite the little powerhouse and versatile too. Great sprinkled on salads, they have a similar texture to poppy seeds with a delightful nutty flavor.

But mixing chia seeds with liquid is when you get to see what the Chia seed can do. You see, when wet, the chia seed is inclined to become mucilaginous. That’s not a very nice word, is it? But to vegans who need replacement thickeners or egg substitutes, this is a very handy property indeed.

What are Chia Seeds?

Chia (or Salvia Hispanica, so named because of the region it grows in) means “oily” in Nahuatl, but this is really an understatement. Chia Seeds are high in essential fatty acids and Omega 3 and 6, which could be beneficial for vegans as we no longer eat fish.

How to Make One Step Healthy Chia Pudding

Studies are currently being conducted using Chia as a way of controlling blood sugar, they are high in fibre and full of minerals that may be missing in a vegan’s daily diet. The food network revolution have 9 reasons why chia seeds are amazing!

How to Serve Chia Seeds

So, that should be reason enough to think about adding Chia to your daily diet but how do you eat them? I stir them into my morning oatmeal, or blend them into a smoothie. I’ve also sprinkled them on avocado toast. My favourite way to eat them though is to make a Chia Pudding. There are so many ways to serve it, but we think it’s best with some coconut milk, desiccated coconut and a dash of pure maple syrup and then top it with your favourite smoothie.

Oh, and it’s a breeze to make; you just require an element of patience. It needs to thicken overnight in the fridge. Note: just for fun I added a little food colouring to make them look cool! This is optional and adds no nutritional content, but does feed the eyes!

Ingredients for the base recipe.

  • Chia Seeds, of course! You can use as many tablespoons of chia seeds for as many servings as you need. You can use white chia seeds or black chia seeds.
  • Sweetener of choice. You could use maple syrup, date syrup or rely on the natural sweetness of some fruit.
  • Plant milks. sweetened or unsweetened almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, coconut milk: whatever your preference, these all work perfectly with these tiny seeds!
  • Flavourings. This is where it gets fun! Add a topping of crunchy granola, some vegan Greek yogurt or thick, creamy coconut yogurt, vanilla extract (I recommend this), coconut flakes, your favorite fruit, and even some cacao nibs! I also love to stir in a dollop of peanut butter.

This is ONLY a list of ingredients for the recipe; please see recipe card below for complete printable recipe.

My simple chia pudding recipe is the perfect make ahead breakfast, you can use your favorite type of milk, and if you want a thicker pudding, add a few more seeds.


  • In a small mason jar, add your chia seeds.
  • Add a teaspoon of cocoa powder if you want to make chocolate chia pudding. You could add a tablespoon of vegan protein powder too.
  • Add your favourite non-dairy milk, a pinch of sea salt and your sweetener.
  • Whisk well until everything is combined.
  • Place in the fridge for a couple of hours, whisking it occasionally.
  • You will see that the seeds start to thicken the milk and become the consistency of creamy pudding.
  • These are the basic ingredients a simple chia pudding.
  • You can leave it overnight and the next day, give it a good stir and then add your toppings!

You have made creamy chia pudding and discovered the easiest, most delicious breakfast!

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One Step Chia Pudding

A jar of Chia Pudding
A quick and easy breakfast!
5 from 51 votes
Prep 3 minutes
8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 3 minutes


  • ½ cup Soy milk - or fresh coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • Maple Syrup - or you can omit the sweetener altogether
  • Pinch Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract


  • In a small jar or vessel of your choice, whisk together all the ingredients for the Chia Pudding and refrigerate.
  • If you use a jar with a lid, you can give the jar a good shake every so often. If not, just give it a vigorous whisk every so often.
  • This helps the seeds to release their unique texture.
  • Leave overnight or several hours.
  • When ready to serve, top with granola, chopped fruit, yogurt, dessicated coconut, seeds: the options are limitless!

Please note that where the recipe asks for milk, butter or yogurt, this refers to any plant-based version that you prefer.

Nutrition Facts
One Step Chia Pudding
Serving Size
100 g
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. My cousin soaks chia seeds overnight and just drinks it like a tea with breakfast — and swears by it! This looks much more appealing to me, though. Could I soak them in juice…like pomegranate or açaí?

    1. Hi Linda! Yes, you can soak them in any liquid you like, it would be a bit like a bubble tea drink! I think a fruit tea would be really good too!

  2. I’ve been talking about trying chia pudding for MONTHS now but never have. I think you just convinced me!?
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. 5 stars
    My friend told me to try Chia Seeds because they are incredibly healthy. I stumbled upon this recipe, and it was delicious! We used almond milk and maple syrup for the sweetener, and the kids asked for seconds! Thank you for introducing me to Chia Seeds

  5. 5 stars
    What a great, healthy treat! This looks like a fun way to get some nutrients into my kiddos. Chia Seeds are so interesting and I never think to cook with them. Can’t wait to try. Thanks!

  6. 5 stars
    I absolutely LOVE chia pudding for breakfast in the morning. This one is filling but so-so tasty too. Definitely a repeat recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    I love a good chia pudding for dessert. Your recipe was so easy to follow and incredibly delicious. Thanks

  8. 5 stars
    I love chia pudding and I’m so glad I found your recipe! It’s such an easy breakfast treat that’s healthy!

  9. 5 stars
    This chia seed pudding turned delicious. I made it with some chocolate powder. Having it everyday for breakfast due to the numerous health benefits of chia seeds.

  10. I love a good, healthy snack. I appreciate how versatile this recipe is! SO many variations, which makes it so easy!

  11. 5 stars
    I finally found a Chia seed recipe I like. Thank you, I used cashew milk and my homemade vanilla. A winning treat I will make again.

  12. 5 stars
    Chia pudding is a new discovery for me! I topped it with muesli and yogurt. Really enjoyed it. Now I’m going to try with other toppings!

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