I’m back with another overnight breakfast (check out my overnight oatmeal in case you missed it)! In the past, I’ve used chia seeds to add to smoothies, but never had I ever thought to use them as a main ingredient to pudding. Chia seed pudding has popped up more than a few times while browsing through Pinterest, and they’ve never really appealed to me until now.
Lately I’ve been trying to change up my breakfast game a little bit. I generally eat oatmeal throughout the week and go crazy with carbs on the weekend. Waffles, pancakes, french toast… you get the point. The good news is, I’ve been doing better! I’ve learned that I go to those foods because it’s what I grew up on. Pancakes were a “weekend” food in my home and I’ve carried that into adulthood. For this reason, I’ve been working on broadening my weekend breakfast menu.
That’s where this Chia Seed Pudding comes in. The weather in NC was really nice this past weekend, so a cooler meal seamed appropriate. On Saturday night before heading to bed, I quickly tossed all of the ingredients below into a measuring cup (for whatever reason, this was the first thing I grabbed). I reluctantly tossed it in the fridge (still wondering if it would live up to the hype) and went off to bed. The next morning I woke up excited for the verdict. Was I gonna have to come up with a plan B or would this chia seed pudding thing work out?
I guess you can probably guess the answer to the question above. If it hadn’t worked out, I wouldn’t be sharing it with you! I was so happy with how this chia seed pudding turned out! It’s creamy and doesn’t have a “seedy” or grainy texture like you might expect. As the chia seeds set, they soften up to the point where the texture dissipates. The pudding was perfectly sweetened, has a nice, soft texture and tastes great! You can customize it in a variety of different ways, or you can eat it plain. The choice is completely up to you!
Ready to try something different for breakfast? Try out this recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Chia Seed Pudding Parfait
- 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 5 oz. non dairy vanilla yogurt
- 2 tbsp agave
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- your favorite toppings (optional)
- Add in all ingredients to a refrigerator safe container (add in chia seeds last).
- Whisk to combine all ingredients to avoid any clumps that might form.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 4-5 hours or let sit overnight.
- Remove from the refrigerator and top with your favorite fresh fruits, seeds, and granola. Enjoy!