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Overhead view of a white bowl of vanilla chia pudding topped with kiwi, fresh berries, peanut butter, and chocolate chunks

Vanilla Chia Pudding (Paleo, Vegan)

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  • Author: Emily Dixon, One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This easy vanilla chia seed pudding makes a perfect meal prep breakfast or healthy snack. Don’t miss all our toppings to try below! (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free)



For The Vanilla Chia Pudding:

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds (black or white)
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk (or more almond milk)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 12 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • Pinch (less than 1/8 teaspoon) salt

Toppings To Try:

  • berries, bananas, kiwi, mango, peaches or nectarines, nuts, peanut butter, granola, cacao nibs, etc. 


  1. Combine The Ingredients. In a small mixing bowl, combine chia seeds, almond milk (and coconut milk, if using), 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup, vanilla, and salt.
  2. Whisk + Rest + Whisk Again. Give the chia mixture a good stir with a whisk, then let it rest about 5 minutes. Whisk again to distribute the seeds evenly. Taste test to see if you need more syrup, then pour vanilla chia pudding into jars or containers.
  3. Let It Chill To Thicken. Pop the chia pudding into the refrigerator and chill at least 30 minutes, or overnight, to thicken.
  4. Top With Your Favorite Toppings & Enjoy!
  5. Vanilla chia pudding will keep 3-4 days in the refrigerator for best results. 
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Chill Time: 30 Minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American