Simple vanilla chia pudding made #dairyfree with coconut milk, maple and vanilla. An easy healthy breakfast or snack! #vegan #chiapudding #glutenfree
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Simple Vanilla Chia Pudding

Simple vanilla chia pudding is super easy to make. The perfect healthy sweet breakfast, snack or even dessert - add your favourite toppings! Gluten free, dairy free and grain free, paleo and vegan friendly.

Course Breakfast
Categories dairy free, egg free, gluten free, grain free, nut free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup plant-based milk e.g. coconut, almond, rice, oat
  • 2-3 tbsp coconut yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup or other liquid sweetener of choice

Optional Extras

  • toppings of your choice e.g. fruit, seeds, nuts, granola


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or container. Whisk with a fork until well combined. Allow to sit for 5 minutes (it will start to thicken a little), then whisk again to ensure the mixture isn't lumpy.

  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or preferably overnight, until the chia seeds have soaked up all the liquid and you have a thick pudding consistency.

  3. Serve the pudding cold, alone or with toppings.

Recipe Notes

*I make this using an Australian tablespoon measurement which is 20mL. The tablespoon measurement is slightly larger than some other tablespoon measurements around the world which use 15mL. Just add an extra teaspoon of chia seeds if you have a smaller spoon measure. And for the record, I use 125mL of milk!

*I have suggested 2 or 3 tablespoons of coconut yoghurt - the extra spoonful just makes the pudding a little more creamy. You could also substitute Greek yoghurt, or thick coconut cream, or another non-dairy yoghurt if you prefer.

*The amount of liquid sweetener you require depends on what kind of milk you use as a base as they vary a lot in sweetness. Try 1 teaspoon and increase as needed - just don't go overboard!

*To increase the size of this pudding, increase to 3 tablespoons of chia seeds with 3/4 cup of milk. Add a little extra yoghurt, vanilla and sweetener to taste.