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This easy chia seed pudding is so delicious and convenient for days when you’re in a hurry. You can meal prep this recipe and have breakfast or snacks ready to go that stay good for up to 5 days. It’s also full of nourishing ingredients like healthy fats, minerals and fiber.
This recipe is vegan, paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free.
If you’d like another make to-go breakfast recipe, check out my almond butter overnight oats.
Chia to Liquid Ratio
Chia seeds soak up a lot of liquid to make this gelatinous treat. The ratio of chia to liquid that I’ve found to work best is 1:4 or even a little more liquid like 1:6 if you like it less thick.
Fresh vs Frozen Fruit
I love adding fruit to my chia seed pudding to add sweetness and flavor. Frozen fruit is awesome and usually a better price so that’s what I often use. Costco has great prices on frozen organic fruit and that’s where I got the peaches and mangoes that I used for this post.
Coconut milk can be swapped with any unsweetened plant based milk like almond, cashew, hemp, etc.
Maple syrup can be replaced with any unrefined sweetener like honey, coconut sugar, agave, etc. You can also remove sweetener completely.
Easy Chia Seed Pudding (Vegan + Paleo)
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk*
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup**
- Your choice of fruit for topping
- Add coconut milk, chia seeds and maple syrup to a bowl and stir until well combined. Transfer mixture to 1 or 2 mason jars or to-go containers, cover with lid and place in the fridge for at least an hour to thicken. This mixture stays good in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- When you’re ready to eat, remove from fridge and add whatever fruit you enjoy. I used frozen mangoes and peaches on one then, strawberries and a banana on the other.
- If you want to batch make this recipe for meal prepping, you can place containers in the freezer after they’ve thickened. They will stay good in the freezer for a few months and you can let them defrost for a day you need a quick breakfast or snack.
* If using full fat canned coconut milk, thin with water to avoid it being too thick.
** Optional ingredient. Choose more or less depending on your sweetness level preference.