Prepping for breakfast at the beginning of the week has never been easier with a 4 Ingredient Chia Pudding recipe.  It only takes 5 minutes to whip this chia pudding mix up and will keep in the fridge for at least 5 days..

You might like to eat Chia Pudding for dessert rather than breakfast, topped with bananas, fave berries or even a little maple syrup.

Simple but delicious.


4 Ingredient Chia Pudding

So are Chia Seeds Healthy?

These dynamo seeds are loaded with fibre (one of the highest sources you’ll find) and a great antioxidant.  They pack a mighty vitamin punch for such a small seed.

If you would love to know more about this healthy seed you’ll find that this article lists 7 Health Benefits that are so amazing.


4 ingredient chia pudding


How much Water do you Need to add to Chia Seeds?

The ratio is 1/4 chia seeds to 1 cup of liquid. After adding the liquid to the chia seeds and mixing together, wait 5-10 minutes and mix again to remove any lumps in the jar.

You’ll start to see that they will change to a thickened wobbly like mixture. Also add them to juice if you like as well.

For a creamier textured chia pudding you can use any milk, plant based milk or for a richer thicker style coconut milk and a mix with coconut cream (rather decadent) is great.  We just love our Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding recipe which uses coconut milk and cream for a real yummy dessert treat.

Left overnight in the fridge the chia seeds will thicken even more. The seeds become soft and enlarge soaking up the liquid.

If you like and are short on time, you can eat the pudding after a couple of hours though.


4 Ingredient Chia Pudding Recipe


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4 Ingredient Chia Pudding
Prep Time
5 mins

Easy to make pudding for a delicious breakfast or night time dessert.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Australian
Keyword: chia seed pudding, chia,
Servings: 4
Calories: 125 kcal
  • 2 cup almond milk or milk of your choice - oat, soy
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tabs maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Place 2 cups of milk into a mixing jug.

  2. Add half a cup of chia seeds, vanilla and maple syrup and mix well.

  3. Allow to stand for 5 minutes till slightly thickened.

  4. Then pour into container of your choice and pop into the fridge.

  5. Allow to thicken for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  6. Spoon out the pudding as needed and top with fruit of your choice.

Nutrition Facts
4 Ingredient Chia Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 166mg7%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 11IU0%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 285mg29%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


What Flavours can you add to Chia Puddings?

This recipe has vanilla extract but really anything you like. To sweeten you can add honey or even add cocoa powder and spices for something different.

If you want to turn your 4 Ingredient Chia Pudding into a 5 ingredient one why not add some fresh blueberries and swap out the plant milk for coconut milk for a creamer more colourful version.


4 Ingredient Chia Pudding 6

Make a coulee and do alternate layers to add more flavour and colour for an eye-catching pudding alternative.

4 Ingredient Chia Pudding


Savory Recipes With Chia Seeds

If you prefer something a little more savory but love the taste of Chia seeds then you might like our  Easy Seed Cracker recipe. A mix, roll and bake healthy crackers that we think you’ll love.


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About Sonya

4 Ingredient Chia Pudding 7Helloooo, I'm Sonya and I'm one of those late starter's in the exercise department. (but you know you're never too late to start). A retired beauty therapist who likes geeking out in the online world, loves 4-legged fury friends, baking and gardening.