Warm Chia Pudding made with 3 pantry staple ingredients in under 10 minutes. It’s thick, creamy, cozy and makes the perfect grain free breakfast!
(vegan + gluten free)
Yes, I know, I’m pretty late on jumping on the chid seed pudding bandwagon. I defiantly have tried it a couple times throughout the years and love my strawberry tahini chia seed pudding, but I was never really crazy for it.
But friends. WARM chia seed pudding. HOLD ON. It’s a game changer. Seriously. I don’t know if its because my body just wants something warm and cozy right now, but this is something I wake up craving.
I shared this warm chia seed pudding on a what I ate today video and so many of you guys tried and loved it, I thought it deserved a dedicated recipe post of its own.
Whether you’re a fan of chia seed pudding or not… this one is callin’ your name.
Chia Pudding Ingredients
The base of warm chia pudding is made with 3 basic pantry staple ingredients: chia seeds, non-dairy milk and some sweetener. I use maple syrup or coconut sugar to keep it refined sugar free.
I also like to stir in sesame seeds or hemp hearts to give a bit of a different texture to the pudding!
As for flavour, I usually keep it simple with a bit of vanilla, cinnamon and salt, but the beauty of chia pudding is that once you’ve got the chia seed-to-liquid ratio right, the flavour possibilities are endless. Keep reading for some flavour ideas and combinations 😉
How to Make Warm Chia Pudding
What I love about warm chia pudding vs. overnight chia pudding is that it’s ready in 3 steps and in just about 10 minutes from start to finish- no hours of waiting! Plus, it’s warm so it’s perfect for colder mornings.
- Add non-dairy milk and chia seeds into a pot over medium low heat and bring to a gentle boil. Stir and let the chia seeds absorb the liquid for about 3-5 minutes.
- Turn off the heat, add in optional hemp or sesame seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, pinch of salt and any other flavourings you want and stir until combined. At this point, it you find it too thick then add in a bit more non-dairy milk or if you find it too runny, let it simmer for a couple more minutes until desired consistently. The chia pudding will continue to thicken as it sits so keep that in mind when serving.
- Now the fun part, add on all your toppings and devour!
Variations & Combinations
- Chocolate: stir in 1.5 tbsp of cocoa powder
- Matcha: sift in 1/2 tbsp of matcha and stir to combine
- Golden Latte: use coconut milk and stir in 1 tsp of turmeric + 1/8 tsp of black pepper
- Mixed Berry: blend 1/2 cup of defrosted frozen mixed berries and mix in
- Apple Pie: add some chopped apples, coconut sugar, cinnamon and nut meg until apples are softened
- Nuts: chopped walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios
- Seeds: hemp seeds, sun flower seeds, pumpkin seeds
- Butters: peanut butter, cashew butter, tahini, almond butter
- Fresh Fruit: bananas, apples, berries
- Dried Fruit: raisins, cranberries, dried mango, dried pineapple
- Other: coconut whip cream, jam, coconut flakes
I hope you try and love this stove top chia pudding as much as I do! It’s so creamy, warming and loaded with nutrients. It’s such a quick and easy breakfast and you’ll never get bored of it because of how customizable it is!
More Chia Seed Recipes to Try
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