Chia Seed Pudding is a quick, easy dietitian approved recipe. Mix milk, chia seeds, sweetener, vanilla, and cinnamon well.

This recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, heart healthy, and diabetes friendly.

The best news of all is that this recipe is a make ahead recipe that requires absolutely no cooking. It is a tasty breakfast solution and can also be enjoyed as a snack or dessert.

This recipe is quick and easy and has only a few ingredients. Our dietitians create, prepare and photograph recipes so that we can share our favorite recipes with you.  This recipe is one of Kaitlin William Eckstein, MPH, RD, LD tried and true recipes.

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Make this chia seed pudding recipe in two minutes, then keep in the refrigerator overnight for a delicious treat the following day.

Let us know what you think of this chia seed pudding recipe in the comments below.

Did you know that our dietitians have created a cooking with diabetes cookbook with simple, dietitian-approved recipes in it just like this one.

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More Chia Seed Recipes:

If you like chia seeds, we have three popular recipes using chia seeds.  Give these a try and let us know what you think of these recipes.

Our Chia Seed Lemonade recipe a try.

And Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls recipe with chia seeds.

Pumpkin Overnight Oats also has chia seeds.

Chia Seed Pudding

Prep Time2 minutes
Total Time2 minutes
Course: Appetizers and Snacks, Breakfast, Desserts
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: Easy, Fiber, Kid-friendly, Make ahead, Meal prep, No cooking, Quick, Spring, Summer
Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Heart Health, Low Sodium, Nut Free, PCOS, Vegetarian
Servings: 1


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1-2 tsp sugar or sweetener of your choice
  • splash vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • toppings nuts, fruit, nut butter


  • Place milk, chia seeds, sweetener, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well.
  • Pour into a container. Top with desired toppings. Let sitovernight.


Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 9g

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Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.


-Recipe blog reviewed and updated by Rebecca Bitzer MS RD LD September 10, 2021

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An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.