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!
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.
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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.
- 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.
For a full list of ingredients and quantities, see the ingredient list in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- 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.
For full directions please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Add chia seeds, flax seeds, and cinnamon to a small jar.
- Add milk, maple syrup, and vanilla to the dry ingredients.
- Whisk until combined.
- Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, then stir one more time before refrigerating until set.
- Garnish with berries or any other desired toppings and enjoy.
- 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.
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
- 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!