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Vanilla Chia Pudding

When the seeds are mixed with liquid, they soak up the liquid and plump like tapioca. Easy to make and unbelievably healthy, this delicious dessert will be your new go to.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chia seed pudding, pudding
Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 - 6
Author The Cowgirl Gourmet adapted this recipe from Whole Foods


  • 2/3 cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups unsweetened, non-dairy milk soy, almond, rice, coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • Drizzle with honey or maple syrup optional garnish
  • Berries or other fruit optional garnish


  1. Place chia seeds in a bowl.
  2. Add milk, vanilla and sweetener of choice and stir well to combine. Let it sit for 30 minutes on the counter and allow the seeds to soak up the liquid.

  3. Cover and refrigerate for four hours or overnight. 

  4. Stir well and spoon pudding into bowls. Drizzle with a little honey or maple syrup and sprinkle with fresh berries or other fruit.