Simple instructions for how to make chia seed pudding. This post includes instructions for Raspberry Peach Chia Seed Pudding with suggestions for flavour variations. This vegan pudding makes a satisfying dessert, an afternoon snack, or even a healthy breakfast!
Wondering how to make chia seed puddings? Have you made them? They're quick and easy, super nutritious and absolutely delicious! This Mini Raspberry Peach Chia Seed Pudding is my latest favourite flavour.
With fresh raspberries from the farm down the road and farmer's market peaches, I made this paleo and vegan pudding and layered it in tiny pots. Dessert? Yes. Breakfast? You bet! Afternoon power snack? Yes please.
For this Raspberry Peach Chia Seed Pudding, I made a quick raspberry sauce with puréed raspberries and honey. I alternated layers of the pudding with the sauce and diced fresh peaches, topped the mini jars with fresh berries, and they were ready to eat!
Chia seed puddings require very little effort and no cooking. Simply combine a plant-based milk (I used unsweetened almond milk) with chia seeds and honey or maple syrup and let stand until thickened, about an hour or so. Chia seeds absorb liquid and swell, making a thick creamy pudding. Mixed with fruit they make a tasty parfait!
Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition
Chia seeds are a great way to get that full feeling and this pudding is an easy way to add more chia to your diet. And why should you do that?
Those tiny seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition! Just 1 ounce of chia seeds (which is equal to about 2 tablespoons) packs 11 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein, not to mention Omega-3's, calcium, and other essential vitamins and minerals.
Besides their nutritional value, they are non GMO, naturally gluten-free and contain high levels of antioxidants. Read more about 11 proven healthy benefits of chia seeds.
You NEED to make this chia seed pudding!
How cheerful are these funky colours? I like the contrast but if you want a lighter coloured pudding, you can use white chia seeds instead.
How long will this Raspberry Peach Chia Seed Pudding last?
Stored in the fridge, these paleo and vegan chia seed puddings will last for about 5 days. Perfect for Sunday meal prep! Mix up a batch or two, let it work its thickening magic in the fridge overnight and your little jars will be ready for breakfast or dessert every day of the week.
What other flavours can I make?
- Fresh fruit is delicious in chia seed puddings. I've made them with fresh cherries and toasted almonds, with strawberries and a touch of vanilla extract and with a mixture of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.
- You can also make them creamier by whirring the mix in a blender if the texture bothers you.
- Want an extra creamy pudding? Just add 1 cup of Greek yogurt.
- Are you a chocolate fan? Stir in 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and add a tablespoon or two of almond butter for a richer taste. So good!
Mini Raspberry Peach Chia Seed Pudding
- 1 cup plant-based milk, almond, cashew, coconut, etc.
- ⅓ cup chia seeds
- 1.5 tbsp honey, or maple syrup for vegan or Monkfruit for sugar-free
- 1 pinch sea salt
- ½ cup raspberries
- 2 tsp honey or maple syrup
- 1 peach, pitted and diced
- Combine milk, chia seeds, honey (or maple syrup) and salt in a measuring cup or small bowl.
- Let stand for 30-45 minutes or until thickened, stirring part way through as the seeds tend to sink to the bottom (or refrigerate overnight).
- Set aside a few raspberries for garnish. Mash remaining raspberries with a fork and combine with honey or maple syrup, OR whir in a blender or small food processor to make a smooth sauce.
- Dice peaches.
- Layer in mini serving glasses, alternating pudding with fruit twice. Garnish with a few raspberries and diced peaches and serve.
- Cover any leftovers. This chia seed pudding will last 3 - 5 days in the refrigerator.