Easy recipe for vegan chia pudding. All you need is one simple ratio. 

chia pudding recipe

Last week I posted my “fast food” breakfast on Instagram and I realized I haven’t posted here about one of my favorite breakfasts. I was in the car just after school drop-off with my pretty cup of chia pudding and berries. In the rush of making kids breakfasts and lunches I don’t always remember or have time to feed myself a nutritious breakfast. So chia pudding is my go-to. I take 1 minute to shake almond milk and chia seeds together before bed and I have an instant breakfast ready in the morning.

I will admit that I was not a fan of chia pudding the first time I tried it. However, I’ve grown to absolutely love chia pudding and even my cereal loving husband is on board and gets really excited when I’ve made a big batch. Chia is a fantastic source of plant based protein and energy. This superfood was first used by the Aztecs as early as 3500 BC! These little seeds swell in liquid, forming a gelatinous outer layer a bit like tapioca.

How to Make Chia Pudding

chia pudding ratio

Chia pudding doesn’t really require a recipe at all. It’s so simple. All you need to remember is this ratio: 3 tablespoons chia per cup of liquid. Then let it sit overnight. I always use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but any milk would work. You can also mix in fruit, cinnamon, some pumpkin, cacao… whatever you like!

Learn how to Covert Teaspoons to Tablespoons here

Chia pudding made with almond milk, chia seeds, and fresh berries layered in a glass with granola and mint.

After the pudding sits overnight it’s time to eat. I like chia pudding best with a little granola or nuts, and berries. It’s much tastier with a bit of crunch and variety on top.

A glass of tropical smoothie with chia pudding layered in the middle.

Chia pudding is also great layered in smoothies.

This basic chia pudding recipe is topped with persimmon and pomegranate seeds for an easy breakfast.

Persimmon with a pinch of cinnamon.

Have you tried chia pudding yet? If not, give it a try this week and let me know what you think!

Chia Pudding Recipe

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Yield: 2 servings

Chia Pudding Recipe

Prep Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 58 minutes
Total Time 3 hours

How to make basic chia pudding.

A glass with basic chia pudding, berries, and granola.


  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or favorite milk)
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • liquid stevia or maple syrup to taste


  1. Place almond milk and chia seeds into a canning jar and cover with the lid. Shake until well combined. Add a teaspoon of maple syrup or sweeten to taste with stevia or desired sweetener. Let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes to thicken and stir or shake again. Place in the refrigerator for at least three hours or overnight.
  2. Serve with berries, nuts, seeds, granola, or whatever you like!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 7gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g