Chia pudding is one of my absolute favorite easy snacks to prep for the week. One of the best things about chia pudding is that you can completely change up its flavor with a few simple swaps. From adding different fruit to a bit of cacao powder, the possibilities really are endless. In today’s recipe, I’m sharing my vanilla chia pudding. This snack is gluten, grain, dairy, and refined-sugar free, so it is a great healthy dessert for those who avoid those things, and those who don’t.
My vanilla chia pudding recipe is only 4 ingredients, and pairs well topped with your favorite fruit and granola. Check out the ingredients below.
Chia Seeds: I usually use Mamma Chia or Thrive Market brand.
Almond or Coconut Milk: I used Elmhurst almond milk this time around.
Maple Syrup: I prefer to use maple syrup in chia pudding as a natural sweetener, but honey can work as well.
Vanilla Extract: A dash of vanilla will go a long way to enhance the flavor of chia pudding.
Vanilla Chia Pudding
- 3-4 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 cup Almond Milk
- 1-2 tbsp Maple Syrup
- Dash Vanilla
- For this single serve chia pudding, get out a meal prep jar and your ingredients.
- Add chia seeds to the container first.
- Then add dairy-free milk of choice, vanilla, and the maple syrup.
- Stir well to combine, and place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
- Take out and stir again, this will help to prevent chia clumps.
- Place container back in the fridge until desired consistency is reached. I typically wait at least an hour. But I usually will prep in advance the day before.