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Overnight Chia Pudding

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Created by Mariam E.
Made with four simple ingredients, this Overnight Chia Pudding is a delicious way to start off your day! Great as a breakfast or snack, chia pudding is loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats making it a nutritious recipe that your kids won't even realize is good for them as they devour it!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving


  • 3 tbsps. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsps. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • handful of fruits frozen or fresh


  • Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic food wrap and leave at room temperature to thicken, for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Once it has thickened, stir together again, and add a little bit more milk if needed.
  • Add fruits.
  • If desired drizzle some extra syrup or honey on top of the fruits.
  • Store chia pudding refrigerated in an airtight container or in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Store without fruits for about 1 week. If stored with fruits consume the same day.


  • Don’t have maple syrup? Feel free to swap for honey.
  • Chia seeds don’t have any taste to them on their own and take on the flavor of the liquid it is in. In this case, your chia pudding will taste like almond and vanilla thanks to the almond milk and vanilla extract.
  • I suggest using real vanilla extract and not artificial since you aren’t cooking this recipe and you’ll taste the extract.
  • You can easily scale this recipe up to multiple servings.
  • Feel free to change up the toppings. Try using dried fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, hemp hearts, shaved chocolate, a pinch of cinnamon, nut butter, and more!
  • If you don't like the texture of chia seeds, you can add everything to a blender and blend it up.
  • Feel free to triple or more this recipe to make enough for the week!


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 474mg | Iron: 3mg
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