Chia Pudding

If you need a tasty breakfast or a healthy snack, make your own chia pudding! You can customize this basic chia pudding recipe any way you want with toppers, or by making one of our tasty variations.

Chia Pudding Bowl
Photo: Jacob Fox
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
2 1/2 cups


  • 1 ¾ cup milk or unsweetened nondairy milk

  • 1 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoon honey, maple syrup, or agave syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ cup chia seeds

  • Toppers, such as fruit, toasted nuts, and/or toasted, unsweetened large coconut flakes


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together milk, yogurt, honey, vanilla, and salt. Whisk in chia seeds.

  2. Divide chia mixture among four half-pint jars or 6-oz. bowls or ramekins. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve with toppers.

Coconut and Tropical Fruit Chia Pudding

Prepare as directed, except substitute unsweetened light coconut milk for the milk and coconut or nondairy coconut yogurt for the plain yogurt. For fruit topper, in a small bowl combine 1/4 cup each chopped fresh pineapple and mango and 1 tsp. lime zest. Top with fruit and toasted unsweetened shredded coconut.

Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding

Prepare as directed, except increase honey to 3 Tbsp. and whisk 3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon into chia mixture. Top with fresh raspberries or strawberries and/or chopped toasted hazelnuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
8g Fat
24g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 312mg 24%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 231mg 5%
Folate, total 14.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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