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Creamy Vanilla-Almond Chia Seed Pudding

This chia pudding is a great breakfast because it is full of superfood nutrition. Chia seeds are packed with protein, fiber and omega-3s just to name a few. When paired with other delicious ingredients it makes for a powerful morning treat.

What I love most about this breakfast is that it’s prepared the night before. The only thing you need to do the next day is spend two seconds throwing on your favorite toppings. It doesn’t get any easier than that!


Creamy Vanilla Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

Prep Time: 5 minutes    Cook Time: 0 mins.    Serves: 2

  • 3 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk + more to thin if needed (homemade preferred but store bought is fine too)
  • 1/2 a ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons almond butter
  • Small pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Chopped banana
  • Chopped almonds
  • Goji berries
  • Shredded coconut
  • Cacao nibs
  • Drizzled maple syrup
  • Dash of ground cinnamon


  1. Place all the ingredients for the pudding in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Place in a bowl or jar and cover in the fridge overnight.
  2. Stir the pudding and taste test. Β If need be stir in a little more almond milk. Divide between two bowls and serve with your favorite toppings.


*Use this recipe as a guide. *Adjust measurements and ingredients as needed. *Taste test as you go

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22 thoughts on “Creamy Vanilla-Almond Chia Seed Pudding

  1. What a great idea to blend it all together first.. I like the flavors you have going on here and will definitely be trying this! Glad you found a morning solution to curb your hunger!

    1. I hear ya on the texture — it’s the reason I’ve always avoided chia pudding as well. But blending it — especially with the banana — really is a great idea!

  2. Karolyn says:

    Is it bad that I eat two breakfasts and I’m not a farmer? πŸ™‚

    I love this recipe, it looks amazing!. I’ve been getting a little bored by my morning quinoa and can’t wait to try this… for at least one of my breakfasts….

  3. Julia says:

    Second breakfast is one of my favorite meals! I never seem to be able to make it to lunchtime either πŸ˜‰ This chia pudding looks fabulous! I made 2 quarts of chocolate chia pudding last week and I’m already ready for another 2-quart batch, lol! So healthy and tasty! πŸ˜€ Happy weekend, love!

  4. Naomi says:

    Oh I love the sound of two breakfasts for you. Brilliant idea! Also? I spy the awesome yellow/white from A Kitchen Box!

  5. Love meals like this you can make in advance for when hunger calls and time is short. Looking at this is making me want my own 2nd breakfast…

  6. I’ve been wanting to try chia pudding but haven’t gotten around to it. I add them to my overnight oats every night and luuuurve how gooey they get! Also, the second breakfast idea – genius!

  7. This looks soooo gooood! I will definitely be making it soon.

    1. Andrea says:

      Let me know if you try it!

  8. It’s been a while since I tried chia pudding, because I have the same reaction to the tapioca texture as you. BUT I have a feeling I could get behind this blended version! And oh my god, I can barely sit at my desk and type by lunchtime, never mind do farm chores. You TOTALLY need that second breakfast! Think I can justify it at my desk? πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend lady!

  9. JL says:

    Sounds delish. That’s definetely one serving for me though, not two! Probably why you’re so tiny! I couldn’t be full after such a small thing hahaha

  10. Brooke says:

    I had mine with flaked raw coconut and chopped medjool dates this morning- divine! Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Andrea says:

      I’m so happy you loved it!

  11. Francesca says:

    ahh.. with all those sweet topping options.. think Im going to make this my dessert tonight πŸ™‚

    1. Andrea says:

      It’s totally dessert worthy πŸ™‚

  12. Jean says:

    Thank you for this recipe. I, too didn’t like the texture and never tried the blender. I will definitely make this!

    I have a small garden and what I’m dealing with is the heat already. I’m hoping to get my tomatoes in before it gets any hotter. Just started planting my summer garden.

    1. Andrea says:

      Good luck with your garden!!! I hope you like this blended version of the pudding. Let me know if you try it.

  13. Tess says:

    Just tried this! So delicious and light and fluffy!

  14. This is awesome! Made it for breakfast this week and it is the perfect texture, flavor, and really filling.

  15. Savannah F. says:

    This turned out nicely and was a welcome change of pace from my usual egg breakfast. Thank you!

    1. Andrea says:

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

  16. Dominique says:

    What a game changer blending it all up as far as texture, so good. I love the possibilities this recipe allows. I made two batches for this upcoming week. In the first batch, I added a bit of leftover coconut whipped cream as an extra treat and in the second, added a few teaspoons of matcha to the mix. Thanks again!

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