5-Minute Warm Chia Seed Pudding

The other day I really had a hankering for some chia seed pudding–something I don’t usually make. The only kind I had made in the past was overnight chia seed pudding, so that night I went ahead and put the ingredients in a jar, gave it a stir, and left it in the fridge overnight. The next morning the pudding had NOT gelled like it was supposed to! I think I had not added enough chia seeds to the mixture. At that point, I still wanted chia pudding so I searched the internet for a quicker way to make it. I looked at a number of recipes, but they all had many different flavors and several ingredients. All I wanted was a chia pudding recipe with a simple flavor so that I could add my desired toppings.

So, I winged it and came up with this delicious, simple, easy chia seed pudding recipe! Because the pudding has a simple flavor, it is versatile and you can add the toppings you like to create the flavor you want. You can eat this warm for breakfast, or let it cool down and pack it for lunch or snack.

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5-Minute Warm Chia Seed Pudding
Quick, easy, delicious chia seed pudding recipe. Great for breakfast, snack, or dessert!
  • 1/2 cup Milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan on the stove over low-medium heat. When the milk begins to get warm, add the chia seeds to the saucepan.
2. Stir the chia seeds and the milk with a silicone spatula or a whisk, making sure to break up any clumps of chia seeds. Depending on your stove, you may need to turn the heat down a little so that the milk does not burn.3. Continue to stir this mixture for about 5 minutes or until the chia seeds have absorbed most of the milk (it should have a gel-like consistency). It is important that you keep stirring it to prevent burning or clumping.4. Turn off the stove and stir the vanilla extract into the pudding.5. Scoop the pudding into a bowl and top with fresh fruit.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 serving



  • I used organic low-fat cow’s milk for this, but you could also make it with non-dairy milk
  • I did not sweeten the chia seed pudding because I topped it with organic strawberries and blackberries which were very sweet and flavorful. If you want to add a sweetener I would recommend using maple syrup or honey.
  • Possible toppings: Berries, mango, kiwi, chocolate chips, cinnamon, cocoa powder, maple syrup, honey

I hope you enjoy this chia seed pudding recipe and if you make it, be sure to tag me on Instagram (@sarahmakeslunch)! For daily lunch ideas, please follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

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