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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jacob Fox

Recipe Summary

10 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs 10 mins
2 1/2 cups


Ingredient Checklist


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

  • 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

208 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 9mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 24g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 4g; insoluble fiber 6g; sugars 16g; protein 12g; vitamin a 212.8IU; vitamin c 0.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 1.7mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 14.6mcg; vitamin b12 0.6mcg; sodium 145mg; potassium 231mg; calcium 312mg; iron 1.5mg.