This Almond Chia Pudding is a healthy breakfast or a snack. Make it the night before for a quick breakfast.
This Almond Chia Pudding is sweet and creamy. It is an easy breakfast and a healthy way to start your day! If you're on a keto diet, it can easily be made keto.
I will admit, I wasn't the biggest fan of chia pudding when I first tried it. The consistency took a little getting used to, but after playing around with some flavor combinations, I have fallen in love with chia pudding.
For this almond chia pudding recipe, I blended the ingredients so that it has the consistency of a traditional pudding.
Chia seeds become gelatinous when soaked in water, just like flax seeds. Both seeds make a wonderful binder, so they are often used in place of eggs. I have used both types of seeds in smoothies and crackers.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- It is creamy and flavorful with a pudding-like texture and sweet almond flavor.
- It is healthy and satisfying. Eat it for breakfast, a snack, or dessert.
- It's a great option for people who like to meal prep because it's the perfect make-ahead recipe.
- It is super easy to make with simple ingredients. Add your favorite toppings like fresh fruit or nuts.
- Almond milk: I used unsweetened almond milk because I like to control the amount of sweetener.
- Chia seeds: Get gelatinous in liquid. It also tastes good in my Vegan Chia Porridge with Spices.
- Almonds or almond flour: I made this recipe with both almonds and almond flour when I didn't have almonds. Both work.
- Vanilla extract: Enhances flavors.
- Almond extract: Adds a fruity flavor. You can leave it out.
- Maple syrup: You could also use dates or agave syrup. For a keto chia pudding use stevia or your favorite sugar-free sweetener.
- Salt: Enhances sweetness. I like to use sea salt.
To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
📖 Variations / Additions
Add your favorite add-ins to customize it, like your favorite fruit or a spoonful of nut butter.
- Chocolate chips or dark chocolate
- Cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder) for a Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
- Almond butter
- Fresh berries
- Fruit puree
- Coconut flakes
- Full fat coconut milk or coconut cream
- Cashew milk, soy milk, or other non-dairy milk
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Step 1: Add almond milk and chia seeds to a medium bowl. Stir.
Step 2: Let it sit for about an hour at room temperature or in the fridge. Whisk to combine.
Step 4: Blend to a smooth consistency. Alternatively, you can mix by hand. I like this pudding blended because it has a traditional pudding consistency.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
Chia pudding has a creamy gelatinous texture. It takes on the flavors that are added to the chia pudding. This almond chia pudding recipe is sweet and nutty.
This chia seed pudding recipe will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for about 5 days.
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This recipe was originally published on April 9, 2016. I've added new photos and more text.
Almond Chia Pudding
- Coffee grinder
- Soak chia seeds in almond milk for at least an hour.
- In a coffee grinder or NutriBullet with nut grinder attachment, grind almonds until they are a fine powder.
- To the soaked chia seeds, add ground almonds, maple syrup or dates, vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt. Mix in a food processor or NutriBullet until smooth. Top with sliced almonds.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.