Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Sharon L. | What the Fork Food Blog

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding is a healthy and nutritious breakfast. Not to mention incredibly easy.

I am the world’s biggest procrastinator. Self proclaimed, yes.

But it’s still most likely true. As a food blogger, I have deadlines.

I need to have recipes/posts/pictures done by certain dates. So today is the third Friday of the month and I have several posts that need to be finished by the end of the day.

Have I been working on them? No. I have been sitting here with my time dwindling away as I peruse Etsy for cute wooden spoons and vintage Soviet 1970’s silverware.

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Photo

Why? I have no idea. I guess I thought I needed some wooden spoons which somehow morphed into looking at other spoons and then full on procrastination set in.

Before I knew it, 45 minutes have gone by and I’ve favorited way too many items. 99.9% of which I’ll never buy.

So to make a long story short (or just end it), here I am trying to write about food in the last possible minute available to me.

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Picture

So let’s get to the real reason why we’re here: Chia pudding. Where do I start with chia pudding…

I guess I’ll start with the elephant in the room and address the fact that this stuff looks pretty freakin weird. There. I said it.

It looks like science experiment in your fridge. A weird looking science experiment that you have to actually put in your mouth and eat.

I get it, it may not be appealing. But don’t let that deter you!!

Because while it may look strange, odd, scary or even creepy, it’s actually quite delicious.

Yes! It tastes amazing! And the texture isn’t really as bad as you might think. Actually, the texture isn’t at all strange in your mouth, it’s very similar to tapioca pudding.

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Image

Not only is this vanilla chia seed pudding super delicious, it’s very good for you. Chia seeds are an amazing product.

They’re full of fiber (5 grams per tablespoon) and can be used in so many ways. I first started eating Chia seeds by sprinkling them into my yogurt or adding them into smoothies before I got brave enough to try out this chia seed pudding.

This chia pudding is so easy to make, it’s not like making a regular pudding at all. The chia seeds expand (up to 12x their size) in liquid so it forms a natural gel like texture.

Believe me when I say it, but once you try it, you’ll be coming back for more!

You can flavor your pudding any way you like. I sweeten mine with honey and eat it for breakfast with some berries and an extra drizzle of honey. Do yourself a favor and give it a shot.


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Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk, Or milk of your choice
  • 3 tablespoons Chia Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Honey, Raw (or more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract


  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to 3 days. Serve with fresh fruit and an extra drizzle of honey.


  • You may need to stir the chia seed pudding a few times while it’s chilling to make sure all the chia seeds absorb the liquid.


Cooking Method:
No Cook
Gluten Free
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Author: Sharon L.
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 245 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 34
Calories 68

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 8g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 4g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Sharon L.

About Sharon

Sharon is our latest gluten free fanatic. We love her easy approach to gluten free recipes that are versatile enough to be gluten-full too. Try one, you'll see what we mean. Find her at What the Fork Food Blog every day.

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