Apr 20, 2020 (Last updated Aug 23, 2023) by Hannah Sunderani
Hey guys, today I’m sharing how to make chia pudding 4 ways! Chia pudding makes for a great breakfast or snack. It’s light, sweet, and creamy, with great pudding consistency. Healthy, vegan and gluten-free. And, there’s lots we can do to switch up the flavours so you’ll never get bored. (If you haven’t seen my blog post on how to make chia pudding with the perfect ratio, you might like to start there!)
Turns out, chia seeds are one of the healthiest foods on the planet! They are full of protein, fibre and antioxidants. Certainly, we should be adding this mighty seed to our diet more often.
Here are 4 easy and popular chia pudding recipes! From classic to chocolate, peanut butter, and matcha. Try one flavour a week, and you’re set for the month.
So, let me tell you exactly how to make these chia seed puddings, so you can enjoy them pronto!
The base of these four recipes always remains consistent, you will need:
The rest of the ingredients are dependent on which flavour you’d like to make.
Now, I’ve gone into detail about this in previous posts. But there’s no problem with a quick refresher.
In fact, making chia pudding is really easy. It requires minimal ingredients and effort.
Simply mix together your chia seeds, almond milk, maple syrup, (and other ingredients if making flavoured versions) together in a bowl.
Then, wait for it to set.
Typically, the recommendation is to leave chia pudding overnight in the fridge to set. Or, for at least 1-2 hours.
Certainly, I find this the best approach for perfect consistency that’s thick and lush.
However, anywhere between 30 mins to 1 hour will do. So, you could make it in the morning and enjoy for breakfast when you arrive at work.
The key tip: the longer you wait the thicker your pudding gets. So it really depends on how thick you like it.
It will last up to 5 days in the fridge. Keep in an air-tight container.
Now, if you find chia pudding to be boring and bland, it’s likely that you just need to flavour it.
Think of it like a blank canvas: additional ingredients will enhance flavour and texture.
Adding superfood powders is a great way to bring flavour. I’ve used cacao powder and matcha powder for two of the four recipes.
Needless to say, it’s fun and tasty to add superfood powders to make a variety of flavours.
Try adding toppings to your pudding, to enhance texture and flavour.
Top with fruits like berries and banana. Drizzle with nut butters (peanut butter or almond butter), and sprinkle with crunchy toppings like nuts, chocolate chips, granola or coconut flakes.
These toppings make a big difference to flavour, texture, and enjoyment.
Finally, my last tip for making delicious pudding is to use homemade almond milk. It’s rich, thick and creamy in texture. As a result, you’ll have tastier pudding. I cannot recommend it more!
So, let’s get into the flavours you can make for the best tasting chia puddings.
Certainly, there is nothing wrong with the classic chia pudding. In fact, classic is my favourite version of this pudding – as per usual.
This classic combines chia seeds, almond milk and maple syrup to sweeten. Topped with fresh berries and crunchy cacao nibs.
Certainly, I love chocolate chia pudding, and it’s not my first time sharing this recipe.
Made by combining chia seeds, almond milk and cocoa powder. And topping with raspberries (fresh or frozen).
It’s rich, chocolaty and decadent.
Try adding peanut butter for a creamy and nutty taste.
It’s made with chia seeds, peanut butter, almond milk and maple syrup. Topped with chopped banana, more peanut butter and crunchy peanuts.
This is for my peanut butter lovers.
This version is creamy, earthy and zen. Made with chia seeds, almond milk, agave and matcha powder. Then topped with banana.
This one is for my matcha lovers.
So, there we have it. Four simple flavours for how to make chia pudding 4 ways. Enjoy for breakfast or snack time as a healthy sweet delight. And, switch up the flavours each week so you never get bored.
And, if you do make any of these recipes please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.