Chia and Flax Seed Pudding

This Chia and Flax Seed Pudding has notes of vanilla, maple, and cinnamon for a delicious, healthy snack. Chia flax pudding is high in fiber and rich in heart healthy omega-3 fats, antioxidants, and even provides some protein. It’s also great to meal prep!

a small glass jar of chia and flax seed pudding

This chia and flax seed pudding is such a simple, delicious snack. It’s low maintenance to throw together, keeps beautifully in the fridge, and you only need a handful of ingredients.

And the best part? This is a super healthy snack, that’s also extremely kid-friendly! Even my child that has a more selective palate 😉 couldn’t get enough of this pudding.

For another simple, family-friendly, healthy snack, check out these peanut butter and jelly energy bars.

Why this Chia and Flax Seed Pudding Recipe is SO Good:

  • It’s delicious and cozy, with the flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, maple, and nutty flax seeds.
  • It’s actually nut-free, making it a great allergy-friendly school snack.
  • It’s simple to make, with only a few minutes of hands on prep time needed.
  • It keeps well in the fridge, make it ideal for meal prep.
  • Kid-friendly!
  • Did I mention it’s delicious?

Chia & Flax Seed Health Benefits

  • There are many health benefits associated with both chia seeds and flax seeds.
  • It’s high in fiber, which can promote cardiovascular and digestive health, as well as blood sugar and weight management.
  • Chia seeds and flax seeds are both an excellent source of magnesium.
  • Some research suggests that the lignans in flax seeds are a phytoestrogen that may actually reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Ingredients Needed

For a full list of ingredients and quantities, see the ingredient list in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

ingredients to make chia and flax seed pudding
  • Chia Seeds absorb up to 10 times their weight in liquid, which is what helps them give such delicious textures to seed puddings like this.
  • Flax seeds have a tough outer shell, so you want to make sure you’re using ground flax seeds, not whole, for better absorption.
  • Milk is the fluid for this seed pudding – use whatever kind you prefer to drink.
  • Maple Syrup is my sweetener of choice here, because the maple flavor works deliciously with the chia flax pudding. You can substitute honey or a non-nutritive sweetener of choice (like allulose).
  • Cinnamon and Vanilla add sweet and cozy flavors that pair deliciously with the nutty flavors of flax seeds and sweet maple syrup.

Step-by-Step Directions

For full directions please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

stirring chia flax pudding
  1. Add chia seeds, flax seeds, and cinnamon to a small jar.
  2. Add milk, maple syrup, and vanilla to the dry ingredients.
  3. Whisk until combined.
  4. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, then stir one more time before refrigerating until set.
  5. Garnish with berries or any other desired toppings and enjoy.

Expert Tips

  • Always use ground flax seed in your flax seed recipes, so your body can absorb the many nutrients they offer.
  • Letting the mixture sit for 5 minutes and giving a second stir before refrigerating helps prevent the seeds from settling on the bottom. It’s the best trick for any seed pudding or overnight oats!
  • Don’t have overnight? That’s okay! You truly only need a couple hours in the fridge for this chia and flax seed pudding to set.
overhead shot of chia and flax seed pudding

Substitutions & Variations

  • Use any other sweetener of your choice (just know it will slightly affect the taste).
  • You can also use non-nutritive sweeteners, like allulose, monk fruit, or stevia, if you’re looking for a zero sugar option.
  • This recipe is naturally gluten-free.
  • Use your favorite plant-based milk for an entirely plant-based/ vegan chia and flax seed pudding.
  • Add a couple tablespoons of pumpkin puree and a 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice for a delicious pumpkin spice version of this pudding.
  • Change out flavorings with whatever you prefer – you ca even use a chocolate milk and mini chocolate chips for a double chocolate version.


This flax chia pudding stores great in the fridge. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to four days.

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Chia and Flax Seed Pudding

This chia and flax seed pudding has notes of vanilla, maple, and cinnamon for a delicious high-fiber, heart healthy snack.
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Set Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Lindsey Janeiro, RDN


  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½ cup milk


  • Add chia seeds, flax seeds, and cinnamon to a small bowl. Pour in vanilla, maple syrup, and your milk of choice. Whisk until combined.
    1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, 1/2 cup milk
  • Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, then give it one more stir, to prevent the seeds from settling on the bottom. Cover and transfer to the fridge to set overnight, or at least for 2 hours.
  • Stir again before serving. Top with any desired toppings, like fresh fruit or nuts, and enjoy!


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 256mg | Iron: 1mg

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