Chia Seed Pudding 3 Ways

If you’re looking for something different for breakfast or a snack, give chia seed pudding a try! These little seeds pack a lot of fiber, protein and omega-3’s in a tiny little package. As with any seed or nut on Whole30, don’t go crazy, you’ll want to make sure you’re eating these in limited quantities. That’s why making these little mason jar sizes are perfect for a grab and go option with portion built in.

If you haven’t had chia seed pudding before, I’m told the consistency is similar to a cottage cheese or tapioca pudding.  I can’t speak from experience as I’ve never had either.  But I can say it’s delicious!

How to make chia seed pudding

Chia seed pudding is so simple to make! Each of these puddings was made with 3 tbsp of chia seeds and ¾ cup of milk or creamer. I used the little mason jars but you can make this in any container you have.  You can also easily double, or triple the recipe if you’d like. Just put in the chia seeds, milk of choice and stir or shake it up! Place it in the fridge overnight and voila, you’re done! 

French Vanilla

Let’s start with my new favorite of the 3, french vanilla. This was made with nutpods dairy free, unsweetened, Whole30 approved french vanilla creamer. Side note, if you’re missing cream in your coffee, the nutpods creamers are a great alternative! The french vanilla flavor and heavier cream make this pudding dreamy. Topped with berries and sliced almonds and this one is to die for! 

Almond Butter & Cinnamon

My second favorite would be the almond butter and cinnamon. It’s how I’ve always made my chia seed pudding until I discovered the nutpod creamer option. Again, just 3 tbsp of chia seeds and for this one I used Califia Farms unsweetened almond milk. I added in some almond butter and a couple dashes of cinnamon and shook it up.  Packs some great flavor and of course some extra protein from the almond butter. My favorite way to eat this one is with an apple diced up and mixed in.  Like a cold apple pie pudding.


For those less adventurous, or perhaps more adventurous with your toppings, you can go for the plain chia seed pudding. This is mixed with Califia Farms unsweetened almond milk, and that’s it! For this one you can top with anything from berries, to nuts, to apples, or bananas; endless options with a plain base!

I hope you enjoy adding this into your rotation to mix up your breakfasts or snacks! Leave me a comment and let me know how you made it yours!

Chia Seed Pudding 3 Ways

A delicious creamy option for breakfast or snacks with an endless list of topping possibilities!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 1


French Vanilla

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¾ cup Nutpods French Vanilla Creamer

Almond Butter & Cinnamon

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¾ cup Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp almond butter
  • 2 dashes of cinnamon


  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¾ cup of Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk

Optional Toppings

  • Berries
  • Apples
  • Banana
  • Sliced Almonds


  • Mix all ingredients of whichever variety you choose in an airtight container, stir or shake it up to combine
  • Let sit in the fridge overnight or at least 4 hours. If not sitting overnight you can shake, or stir periodically if settling of the seeds occurs.
  • Top with berries, nuts, fruit and enjoy!


You can easily double or triple this recipe if you're looking to make it for the week!
Keyword Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Vegetarian, Whole30

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