My favorite healthy breakfast can be made ahead of time.
Perfect for grabbing as you run out the door.
And it can be flavored in several ways, it never gets boring!
Let’s chat dairy-free chia pudding.
Ok guys, full disclosure.
My kids don’t love the texture of chia pudding.
And several of my adult friends have told me no thanks.
But I’m here to tell you, it’s worth making for myself!
I can’t tolerate oats so while my kids enjoy oatmeal, mom eats chia pudding.
And that’s ok, it’s more for me. HA!
Hubs will eat it, but he’d rather have pastries…another thing I try to avoid.
So this recipe really only meets two of my criteria here at Milk Allergy Mom,
it’s allergy-friendly and super simple.
But not kid-approved at my house.
However, if your kiddos can do chia, I’d definitely have them give this a go.
If they love it, life will be so easy!
Try different flavors and see what they may like.
If I had done this with my kids earlier, I bet they’d like it.
But teens can be a hard sell. It’s all a texture thing, for sure.
Yes, it’s lumpy. But I honestly love it so much.
And I’m going to show you how to make it the perfect texture.
I’ll show you some simple combos that your kids may like.
The chia pudding recipe is below.
Also watch my quick video in this post for my favorite chia pudding medley!
BERRY CHIA PUDDING
We keep a large bag of organic berries in the freezer, and my kids love them without the pudding, HA!
Frozen berries will freeze the pudding so let them thaw just a bit before adding to the pudding.
YOGURT CHIA PUDDING
When I first had chia pudding, it was paired with yogurt at an eatery in Chicago.
Here I used my kids’ favorite dairy-free yogurt side by side with the pudding.
CHOCOLATE CHIA PUDDING
One of my favorite ways to eat chia pudding is with cocoa and honey.
This makes a delectable chocolate pudding, awesome with raspberries or strawberries!
Add equal parts cocoa and honey so it’s not too bitter. Of course, stir it all in well.
GRANOLA CHIA PUDDING
I have to be careful eating oats, but a little granola is ok.
And adding crunch to your chia pudding is really tasty.
Here’s our favorite dairy-free granola.
NUTTY CHIA PUDDING
If you can do nuts, these are my favorite thing to add crunch to chia pudding.
Here I used organic pecans. Seeds are also an option.
Here are our favorite nut-free seeds (affiliate) shipped to your door.
CHIA PUDDING INGREDIENT TIPS
The chia pudding recipe below is only FOUR ingredients. So easy!
I prefer to use coconut milk, it’s nice and thick.
If you use a thinner milk and after six hours your pudding isn’t thick enough,
feel free to add another tablespoon of chia seeds and let it sit a few more hours.
I buy my chia seeds with all my Aldi staples.
However, they are processed in a plant with our allergens. Remember, my kids don’t eat it, lol.
Here are more allergy-friendly chia seeds you can order online. (affiliate)
HOW TO MAKE CHIA PUDDING
1 cup dairy-free milk
1/4 cup whole chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons maple syrup
In a 2-cup ball jar, measure out your 1 cup of dairy-free milk. I love using coconut milk.
Whisk in 1/4 cup of chia seeds.
Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
Put a lid on the jar, making sure it’s stirred well.
Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight to thicken.
Spoon out your servings of chia pudding and store the rest in the refrigerator.
Hope you enjoy the ease and healthfulness of this dairy-free chia pudding as much as
we I do!