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Basic Chia Pudding

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Make this base recipe your own with toppings and mix-ins.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, low-FODMAP, oat-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Maya Rose, MS, CNS


  • 2 cup unsweetened almond milk or another milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional


  • In a medium bowl, add all ingredients. Whisk thoroughly until well combined.
  • Evenly pour the mixture into 4 jars or bowls. I often continue to whisk as I pour to make sure the chia seeds are evenly distributed between all containers.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight to thicken.
  • When ready to serve, top with fruit, nuts, honey, seeds, or anything else that strikes your fancy.


*This recipe is not very sweet on its own. Toppings like honey, maple syrup, fruit, or dates will make it sweeter!
**To make this portable, use glass jars with lids. I like to reuse old yogurt and nut butter jars for this.