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Blueberry Chia Pudding

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Made with just five simple ingredients, this Blueberry Chia Pudding recipe is the perfect way to start your day! Creamy, sweet, and bursting with blueberry flavor, this chia pudding is a delicious and nutritious breakfast or snack, as it’s also full of good-for-you ingredients.

Chia pudding is a delicious and healthy way to start off the day. It’s one of my go-to recipes, as you can prepare it the night before and have it ready to enjoy in the morning with next to no work! It’s full of flavor, simple, healthy, and, let’s be honest, it looks beautiful! If you’re someone who eats with their eyes first…you’ll want to make this blueberry chia pudding immediately.

A jar of blueberry chia pudding with a layer of yogurt on top with blueberries and sliced almonds.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s so easy to make blueberry chia pudding! Cook the blueberries down for a couple of minutes then you just mix everything together and let it set in the fridge. Can it get any easier?
  • The consistency and flavor of this blueberry chia pudding is like a delicious creamy dessert pudding. Who doesn’t want a dessert that’s healthy?
  • You only need five ingredients! Four if you don’t feel like adding vanilla extract lol. I love recipes that call for simple ingredients, as there’s a good chance I already have some on hand and can skip going to the store.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Ingredients needed to make blueberry chia pudding.
  • blueberries — you can use fresh or frozen blueberries! It’s more budget-friendly to use frozen blueberries.
  • chia seeds — you can buy them at almost any major grocery store. They come in both black and white seeds, but there is no difference in nutritional content. They’re also an excellent source of plant-based protein!
  • milk — you can use any milk of your choice, from cow’s milk to non-dairy milk. I personally prefer whole milk, but it’s up to you!
  • maple syrup — you can also use honey if you prefer.
  • vanilla extract — I always recommend using real vanilla extract and not artificial extract. Don’t have any? Skip it! No biggie.
  • toppings — this is optional, but I love to top my blueberry chia pudding with some yogurt, fresh blueberries, and chopped almonds. Again, this is optional! I just love toppings haha.

How to Make Blueberry Chia Pudding

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  • In a small saucepan, cook the blueberries on medium heat for 8-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they cook down into a compote.
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
Set of two photos showing chia seeds, maple syrup, and milk whisked together.
  • Add the chia seeds, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a bowl and mix together until well combined.
Set of two photos showing cooked blueberries added to the chia pudding mixture.
  • Add the blueberry compote to the chia pudding and stir well to combine.
  • Let it set for a couple of minutes (5-10 minutes) in the fridge before going back in and giving it a second stir.
  • Let the chia pudding set in the fridge for at least two hours or overnight.
  • Give it a stir before serving, and add in your favorite toppings, such as yogurt, fruit, nuts, and/or seeds.
A glass of blueberry chia pudding topped with yogurt and blueberries.

Recipe Tips and Notes

  • You can easily make this blueberry chia seed pudding vegan-friendly by using non-dairy milk.
  • For a thicker pudding, you can add an extra spoonful of chia seeds to the mixture.
  • If you don’t like the texture of chia seeds, you can add everything to a blender and blend it up.
  • No need to thaw your blueberries if they’re frozen. Simply add them frozen to your skillet.
A spoonful of blueberry chia pudding lifted from the glass.

Make Ahead Tips

  • Meal prep: store the creamy blueberry chia seed pudding without any toppings in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.
  • Freezer: to freeze chia pudding, portion out the pudding in small containers, then freeze! Thaw the chia pudding in the fridge for 6-8 hours/overnight before you’d like to eat it. You can store chia seed pudding in the freezer for up to 2 months.
A jar of blueberry chia pudding topped with fresh blueberries, chopped almonds, and yogurt.
What are chia seeds?

Chia seeds are tiny seeds from the plant Salvia hispanica. You may recognize them from those cute little chia pet commercials from way back when but other than a cute terra-cotta pet, the seeds are packed with healthy goodness. Despite being tiny little seeds, an one-ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, and 9 grams of fat (5 of which are omega-3s).

A glass of blueberry chia pudding topped with yogurt and blueberries.

Blueberry Chia Pudding

Made with just five simple ingredients, this Blueberry Chia Pudding recipe is the perfect way to start your day! Creamy, sweet, and bursting with blueberry flavor, this chia pudding is a delicious and nutritious breakfast or snack, as it’s also full of good-for-you ingredients.

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Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, cook the blueberries on medium heat for 8-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they cook down into a compote.

  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool for 5 minutes.

  • Add the chia seeds, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a bowl and mix together until well combined.

  • Add the blueberry compote to the chia pudding and stir well to combine.

  • Let it set for a couple of minutes (5-10 minutes) in the fridge before going back in and giving it a second stir.

  • Let the chia pudding set in the fridge for at least two hours or overnight.

  • Give it a stir before serving, and add in your favorite toppings, such as yogurt, fruit, nuts, and/or seeds.

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Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 1mg

Author: Carmy

Course: Breakfast, Snack

Cuisine: American

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