This 4-ingredient Overnight Vegan Chia Seed Pudding is an easy make ahead breakfast. It is vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened and packed with healthy nutrients!
Overnight Vegan Chia Pudding is nutritious, easy to make and the perfect grab and go breakfast item. It is also made with 4 simple ingredients and oh so easy to make!
I love chia pudding. No let me rephrase I LOVE Chia Pudding. The stuff is just so tasty. It’s also such an easy customizable breakfast or snack option. You can add whatever toppings you prefer and switch it up.
It’s a great option for busy mornings or afternoon snacks for the kids. They will love to choose their own special topping and get involved in the process as well.
The first time I had Chia Seed Pudding was at a restaurant called First Watch. It was really the only vegan option on the menu other than oatmeal. Although I love oats I don’t go out to eat for them! First Watch also serves their Chia pudding with a thick slice of toast slathered in Almond Butter so overall it was a pretty tasty meal.
I was hooked after that and knew I needed to experiment in the kitchen and make my own recipe. I hope you and your family enjoy this as much as we do!
- Chia Seeds – You can find these at most stores now days. They are generally in the “health aisle” at a big grocer.
- Coconut Milk – You could use any plant milk although I think the flavor of coconut milk tastes best with this.
- Maple Syrup – Use the pure stuff not the breakfast kind. This is your sweetener you could also use something like coconut sugar or agave.
- Vanilla Extract – I splurge on good vanilla, I recommend you do to. You could also use a vanilla flavored plant milk if you don’t have any vanilla extract on hand.
- Toppings – You can use whatever toppings you like. I usually go with some stewed berries, sliced banana, granola, toasted coconut and raisins.
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Overnight Vegan Chia Seed Pudding
- 1 cup coconut milk (or any other plant milk)
- 4 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- Stewed blueberries
- Sliced banana
- Toasted coconut
- In a mason jar add your coconut milk, vanilla and maple syrup and stir together until incorporated.
- Add your chia seeds and stir together. Put the mason jar lid on and put your chia pudding in the fridge. I like to let mine sit overnight but it should gel up within 2-3 hours or so.
- Once your pudding is set you can add your favorite toppings. My favorite combo is raisins, stewed blueberries, sliced banana, granola and toasted coconut. You could add whatever toppings your heart desires but this combo is heavenly.
- This is the perfect meal prep item. Prep your pudding in the evening and you have breakfast ready to go come morning time. If you want it sooner it will gel up within 3-4 hours or so.
- You can use whichever plant milk you would like, I recommend coconut milk as I personally think it tastes the best with Chia Seed Pudding.
- Topping options are really endless any fruits, nuts, seed or granola that you like would be excellent.