I know I’m super late to the party on this one and that nearly everyone knows how to make chia pudding, but this post is dedicated to my very-soon-to-be college girl. The other night we were brainstorming quick, easy, and healthy breakfast ideas that she can rotate each week. We totally forgot about chia pudding and this is definitely something that can be made on the weekend, kept in the fridge, & eaten on the run! It can also make a great snack, easy lunch, or even be a fun treat for after dinner.
After researching, talking to a few friends, and trying this recipe a few times, I have found it to be a super flexible recipe! You can use a little more or less milk (personal preference, depending on what you have on hand, or what needs to get used-up) or play around by adding a little more or less chia seeds to the milk. I have been making this recipe with refrigerated coconut milk, but that’s probably not the most cost-effective or practical milk choice for a college student. My daughter will have free cow’s milk available to her from her university “pantry”, so that will probably be her milk of choice!
I make my chia pudding family-size in a half-gallon mason jar, but personal sized portions made in a half-pint jar work just as well. Just adjust the recipe to suit your needs. I have found that the pudding will stay good in the fridge for many days. It may stay fresh a little longer, but my family eats it quickly so I may never know! Mom tip: the first time I made this, my whole family did not love the flavor and thought it was a little weird. By the second time I served it, they were asking for more!
- 1 cup milk (cow, almond, coconut, etc)
- 3-4 tablespoons chia seeds
- To a small glass jar, bowl, or whatever you have, add the milk & chia seeds. Stir or shake (if using a mason jar) to combine the seeds and milk well. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
- Serve with fresh fruit to act as a natural sweetener … peaches, berries, citrus, bananas, dried coconut, pomegranate, or whatever you like. Get creative and add some nuts or a different variety of seeds.