Chia seeds are packed with nutrients. A mere 2 tablespoons pack 8 g of fiber, 4 g of protein, and 2 g of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as calcium, magnesium, and antioxidants — not too shabby for a tiny seed. Even more spectacular than its health value is its thickening ability, which can turn a plain cup of milk into a creamy pudding.

In just 3 steps, you can make yourself a delicious breakfast and dessert. The next time someone says that you can’t have dessert for breakfast? Tell them it’s good for you, and give them a bite of one of these chia seed puddings.

Just Plain Delicious

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sweetener (sugar, honey, or condensed milk)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut milk
Photo by Heather Feibleman
Photo by Heather Feibleman
  • Step 1

    Mix chia seeds, coconut milk, and sweetener in bowl.

    Photo by Heather Feibleman
    Photo by Heather Feibleman
  • Step 2

    Cover and refrigerate; the longer the refrigeration, the thicker the pudding will be.

  • Step 3

    That’s it! Grab a spoon and enjoy.

Honey Almond Banana Chia Pudding

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 8 oz Just Plain Delicious chia pudding
  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoon sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon dried coconut
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Photo by Heather Feibleman
Photo by Heather Feibleman
  • Step 1

    Layer coconut and sliced banana on top of a bowl of plain pudding.

  • Step 2

    Drizzle honey, then cover liberally with almonds.

  • Step 3

    Enjoy a rich and filling meal to start your day!

    Photo by Heather Feibleman
    Photo by Heather Feibleman

Trail Mix Chia Seed Pudding

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 8 oz Just Plain Delicious chia seed pudding
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon dried cranberries or cherries
  • 2 tablespoon your favorite nuts
Photo by Heather Feibleman
Photo by Heather Feibleman
  • Step 1

    Add all toppings into your bowl of pudding, and mix well.

    Photo by Heather Feibleman
    Photo by Heather Feibleman

Indulgent Chocolate

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 8 oz Just Plain Delicious chia seed pudding
  • 2 oz dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried coconut
Photo by Heather Feibleman
Photo by Heather Feibleman
  • Step 1

    Microwave 1 tablespoon whipped cream in bowl for 10-15 seconds until warm.

  • Step 2

    Add chocolate and stir until smooth. Let mixture cool for a few minutes.

  • Step 3

    Whisk remaining cream and sugar in another bowl until soft peaks form.

    Photo by Heather Feibleman
    Photo by Heather Feibleman
  • Step 4

    Stir chocolate ganache mixture into bowl of pudding until fully incorporated.

    Photo by Heather Feibleman
    Photo by Heather Feibleman
  • Step 5

    Top pudding with whipped cream. Garnish with coconut and a piece of chocolate.

    Photo by Heather Feibleman
    Photo by Heather Feibleman

Just Like Magnolia's Chia Seed Pudding

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 8 oz Just Plain Delicious chia seed pudding
  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup Nilla wafers
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 mason jar
Photo by Heather Feibleman
Photo by Heather Feibleman
  • Step 1

    Whisk cream and sugar in bowl until soft peaks form.

    Photo by Heather Feibleman
    Photo by Heather Feibleman
  • Step 2

    Mix condensed milk into pudding in separate bowl.

  • Step 3

    Layer wafers to cover bottom of the jar, followed by a third of the pudding, and then a third of the bananas. Repeat until jar is almost full.

    Photo by Heather Feibleman
    Photo by Heather Feibleman
  • Step 4

    Top with whipped cream and banana slices. Enjoy!