Chia seeds became popular on food blogs about ten years ago as a “superfood” ingredient because of their fibre and omega-3 content as well as their propensity to form a viscous gel when soaked. Even though plant-based omega-3s don’t have the same health benefits as omega-3s from fish or supplements, they’re still a terrific method to make a delicious dessert that complies with Primal and Paleo eating plans. Chia seed puddings have a neutral flavour that makes it a fantastic dessert option if you’re not eating standard pudding ingredients. They’re also enjoyable to play with.

The Recipe for Chia Pudding

A basic recipe for chia seed pudding calls for chia seeds, liquid, flavourings, and a little amount of time. Making pudding is a great way to get youngsters involved in the kitchen because you don’t need to cook the chia seeds. Just combine and let it sit.

We have two types of chia seed pudding available here that you should add to your repertoire of treats and snacks.

Now let’s get going.

Recipe for Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding with Almond Butter

Serves: One

Five minutes in the kitchen plus two hours for refrigeration

almond butter with raspberries the completed recipe for chia seed pudding in a mason jar


3/4 cup choice milk

one-fourth cup of fresh raspberries

  • 1-1.5 tablespoons of chia seeds

One-half tablespoon of flaxseeds

Half a teaspoon vanilla extract

A dash of salt

To taste, monkfruit or stevia

One tablespoon almond butter

Extra raspberries, to garnish

Ingredients for chia seed pudding in mise en place bowls


Blend the milk, raspberries, flaxseeds, vanilla essence, salt, and one tablespoon of chia seeds (or more, if you prefer a really thick pudding) in a high-speed blender.

Add the remaining chia seeds and stir. After pouring the pudding into a mason jar, chill it for two hours. Take the mason jar out of the refrigerator, then taste and add sweetener. Enjoy right away after adding more raspberries and almond butter over top.

Recipe for Hazelnut Mocha Chia Seed Pudding

Serves: One

Five minutes in the kitchen plus two hours for refrigeration

completed recipe for hazlenut mocha chia seed pudding in a mason jar topped with chocolate morsels and hazlenuts


half a cup of your prefered milk

One-fourth cup of brewed coffee

1.5 tablespoons of hazelnuts

1-tablespoon cocoa powder

One tablespoon plus one tablespoon. Chia seeds

Half a teaspoon vanilla extract

To taste, monkfruit or stevia

Topping ideas: hazelnuts, cacao nibs, and 100% chocolate pieces


Blend the milk, coffee, hazelnuts, cacao powder, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, and vanilla essence in a high-speed blender. After adding sugar to taste, mix in the remaining chia seeds.

After transferring the pudding to a mason jar or other container, chill it for a full two hours. Enjoy with hazelnuts and cacao nibs or pieces of 100% chocolate on top! Additionally, this pudding can be prepared in advance and chilled.

FAQs on Chia Pudding

Chia Seed: What Is It?

Salvia hispanica, a plant belonging to the sage family, is the source of chia seeds. When the seeds are soaked in water, they produce mucilage, a slick, viscous gel. Chia is a common ingredient in dishes because of its neutral flavour and supposed health advantages; it’s especially great as a base for puddings.

Are Chia Seeds Primitive and Paleo?

Non-GMO chia seeds are a great Paleo and Primal alternative because they are grain-free and adaptable in recipes. Chia seeds can be found in Paleo recipes for salads, puddings, smoothies, and even as an egg substitute for those who follow the Paleo or Primal diets but cannot stomach eggs.

How long are Chia Seeds Soaked?

Gel will form right away, but to get the most mucilage out of your chia seeds, soak them for at least 20 minutes. Chia seeds that have been soaked can be kept in the fridge for up to five days. You can add extra liquid and stir until the chia becomes creamy again if it starts to get too thick or dry in the refrigerator.

Which Chia Pudding Ratio Is Optimal?

To achieve a pudding-like texture, begin with a liquid to chia seed ratio of 6:1. You can use more or less liquid, depending on how thick you like your chia pudding. Remember that fruits that are high in water content will only add a tiny amount of liquid.

Must Chia Seeds Be Blended in a Blender?

Chia seeds don’t need to be blended. Chia seeds can be soaked to obtain the gel without blending. To get a smoother texture, many people would decide to combine chia pudding recipes.

Can Chia Seeds Be Cooked?

Chia seeds are indeed heat-tolerant and have a wide range of culinary uses. Chia seeds are a great addition to homemade protein bars, baked foods, and more. Chia seeds can occasionally be used as a substitute for eggs by those who cannot stomach eggs.


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