This 3-ingredient chia pudding is the easiest meal prep breakfast or snack! Simply combine a few ingredients and add the toppings of your choice for a paleo and vegan breakfast.

Top view of chia pudding in jar topped with berries

Easy 3-Ingredient Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is a delicious spin on the classic tapioca or rice pudding that many of us grew up eating! The use of chia seeds combined with non-dairy milk and an unrefined sweetener makes this a tasty, paleo-friendly option. The chia seeds absorb the milk which creates a gel-like coating and gives a similar texture to tapioca pudding.

I personally love this as an easy breakfast meal prep that I can mix up throughout the week! It is such a versatile pudding and can be paired with fresh berries, chocolate, almond butter, grain-free granola, or any other toppings of your choice.

Ingredients for 3-Ingredient Chia Pudding

  • Chia seeds. 
  • Almond milk. You can use the alternative milk of your choice here, it will work the same way!
  • Maple syrup. I recommend a maple syrup that is free of any additive but you can also use honey.

How to make 3-Ingredient Chia Pudding

  • Combine the 3 ingredients and mix well. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before mixing again. Be sure to break up and clumps or chia seeds stuck to the sides of the jar.
  • Cover + let set. Cover the chia pudding and transfer it to the fridge. Let sit overnight (or at least 3-4 hours) to allow it to thicken.
  • Stir and add toppings. Remove from the fridge and give it another good stir before serving chilled with toppings of your choice.

Side view of chia pudding in a jar with berries on top and displayed around

Can you use other milk alternatives?

Yes! You can also use…

  • Coconut milk
  • Oat milk
  • Cashew milk
  • any other alternative milk that you prefer

What can you use as a topping for chia pudding?

  • Berries
  • Banana slices
  • Diced mango
  • Diced pineapple
  • Dairy-free chocolate chips (I like the Enjoy Life brand)
  • Shredded coconut
  • Honey
  • Drizzle of nut butter
  • etc!

How do you store chia pudding?

I like to store it in glass jars or glass Tupperware with toppings. It will easily stay fresh in the fridge for 3-4 days!

Can you freeze chia pudding?

You can totally freeze chia pudding! I did this when I was meal prepping for postpartum and it worked great. The trick is to let the chia pudding set in the fridge overnight first and then transfer it to the freezer. You can simply freeze it in a glass container along with the toppings of your choice for 1-2 months! When you’re ready to enjoy it, just transfer it back to the fridge the night before and you’ll be good to go in the morning.

Close up top view of chia pudding in jar with berries and wooden spoon

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Easy 3-Ingredient Easy Chia Pudding


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: Overnight
  • Total Time: 51 minute
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Using a small glass jar or container, combine the 3 ingredients and mix well. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before mixing again. Be sure to break up and clumps or chia seeds stuck to the sides of the jar.
  2. Cover the chia pudding and transfer it to the fridge. Allow it to sit overnight (or at least 3-4 hours) to allow it to thicken.
  3. Remove from the fridge and give it another good stir before serving chilled with toppings of your choice.

Notes

All nutrition facts are estimated and will vary.

  • Category: Breakfast/Snack
  • Method: No-bake

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 163
  • Fat: 9.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.1g
  • Fiber: 8.9g
  • Protein: 5.1g