Oat Milk Chia Pudding

Last Updated on August 5, 2022 by Kayla Berman

Oat Milk Chia Pudding is an easy, healthy, and delicious make ahead recipe! Made with only 4 ingredients – chia seeds, creamy oat milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract – this simple recipe is satisfying, customizable, takes 5 minutes, and is great for meal prep. Add your favorite toppings for the perfect breakfast, snack, or even dessert!

oat milk chia pudding in a bowl with fresh fruit and granola on top

Easy & Healthy 4-Ingredient Breakfast

I am all about quick, easy, healthy, and delicious breakfast recipes! I mean who isn’t.

Usually what comes to mind for me in that category though is overnight oats. Which are amazing and I have quite a few variations of – like strawberry cheesecake, maple brown sugar, or chocolate.

But sometimes I’m not feeling oats! That’s where oat milk chia pudding comes in. If you too want a new make ahead breakfast alternative, this recipe is a great option!

Chia seed pudding with oat milk is incredibly easy to make, satisfying, simple, and customizable! When paired with the toppings of your choice this creamy pudding is a perfect breakfast, healthy snack, or even dessert.

overhead shot of chia pudding with oat milk in a bowl

Ingredients

This basic chia pudding with oat milk calls for only 4 healthy and simple ingredients! It’s gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.

Ingredient Notes

  • Chia Seeds: The base of this easy breakfast is of course the tiny little seeds … chia seeds! The way they absorb liquid makes for the classic pudding texture. Add 1/4 cup!
  • Oat Milk: Oat milk makes for such a creamy and delicious pudding! 1 cup is perfect.
  • Pure Maple Syrup: Pure maple syrup is my favorite refined sugar free sweetener of choice! It has a rich flavor that works deliciously here. All you need is 1 tbsp.
  • Vanilla Extract: Lastly, add 1 tsp of vanilla extract for the classic taste.

Substitutions & Additions

This healthy chia pudding recipe is extremely customizable! You can switch up the core ingredients or add more ingredients to the base recipe for different flavor variations.

Milk: This recipe calls for oat milk, but you can really use any type of milk! Perhaps unsweetened almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, or soy milk. Or even dairy milk!

Maple Syrup: The pure maple syrup in this chia pudding can be swapped for any liquid sweetener of choice. Try honey or agave nectar!

Flavor Variations: The variations you could make on this simple recipe are truly endless! For example, add cocoa powder for a chocolate chia pudding or cinnamon and apples for an apple pie version.

Toppings: My favorite way to top chia pudding is with fresh fruit, peanut butter, granola, and a drizzle of honey! Chocolate chips, nuts, and shredded coconut are also great options.

chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and oat milk

How To Make This Recipe

This chia seed pudding recipe is extremely easy to make! All you do is combine the ingredients and place in the fridge. It will take a total of 5 minutes!

It is the perfect no-hassle, make ahead breakfast recipe to meal prep the night before work or school.

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1: Add the chia seeds, oat milk, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a bowl.

chia pudding ingredients before mixing

Step 2: Whisk thoroughly to combine.

chia pudding ingredients after mixing

Step 3: Cover or transfer the chia pudding to an airtight container and place in the refrigerator overnight (or at least for a few hours).

Step 4: Add your favorite toppings the next morning and enjoy!

oat milk chia pudding in a jar

Expert Tips

Use a whisk to mix the pudding! This will prevent any clumps from forming.

Mix very thoroughly! Again … for clump prevention.

Prepare your pudding in jars for an easy grab & go breakfast option.

Let sit in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours before enjoying! I find that the longer chia pudding is in the fridge, the better the texture and taste are.

Make sure to add your favorite toppings! They truly are key here.

Don’t like the texture of chia seeds? Try blending this recipe for a more smooth, real pudding-like texture.

chia seed pudding with oat milk and toppings in a bowl

Frequently Asked Questions

What are chia seeds?

Chia seeds are a small highly nutritious seed! They come from a dessert plant in the mint family and are believed to have originated from Central America.

There are black chia seeds and white chia seeds and both are full of fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and more!

Including them in your diet may have various health benefits too. Like lower risk of heart disease, reduced blood sugar levels, and weight loss!

Is chia pudding healthy?

I am not a dietician or nutritionist, but in my opinion yes! Chia pudding is definitely a healthy option.

Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients as discussed above and when they come together with the other ingredients in this recipe the result is a nutritious breakfast recipe. Or healthy dessert! It’s vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and made with only whole, real-food ingredients.

Chia pudding is full of healthy fats and when paired with fruit and additional toppings – it is a satisfying, filling, and delicious meal or snack!

How do I best store oat milk chia pudding?

Store this recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay most fresh and delicious for 3-5 days!

close up shot of a spoonful of chia seed pudding

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If you make this easy chia pudding recipe or any of my other recipes, I would absolutely love to know! Tag me @wellnessbykay on Instagram so I can see and share your recreations.

oat milk chia seed pudding with cherries, raspberries, granola, and coconut

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Oat Milk Chia Pudding

Oat Milk Chia Pudding is an easy, healthy, and delicious make ahead recipe! Made with only 4 ingredients – chia seeds, creamy oat milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract – this simple recipe is satisfying, customizable, takes 5 minutes, and is great for meal prep. Add your favorite toppings for the perfect breakfast, snack, or even dessert!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Add the chia seeds, oat milk, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a bowl.
  2. Whisk thoroughly to combine.
  3. Cover or transfer the chia pudding to an airtight container and place in the refrigerator overnight (or at least a few hours).
  4. Add your favorite toppings the next morning and enjoy!

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