21 Heavenly Paleo Chia Pudding Recipes
Chia seeds are super versatile. They can be used in baked goods, act as a topping (with a crunch), and create delicious gooey chia pudding dessert pots!
You can make these easy desserts in advance and get them out ready to serve for dinner.
We’ve put together a list of 22 Paleo chia pudding recipes below so you’ll have lots of variations. If you’re new to chia puddings, then check out the basic recipes first and then start experimenting.
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Table Of Contents For Paleo Chia Pudding Recipes
- Basic Paleo Chia Seed Pudding Recipes
- Paleo Chia Pudding Recipes – Chocolate Flavors
- Paleo Chia Pudding Recipes – Lemon Flavored
- Paleo Chia Pudding Recipes – Fruity Flavors
- More Paleo Chia Seed Pudding Ideas
Basic Paleo Chia Seed Pudding Recipes
– Craving 4 More
Ingredients: unsweetened almond milk, chia seeds, raw almond butter, raw honey, vanilla salt, ground cinnamon.
This recipe will give you an idea of what a chia seed pudding looks like and its ‘tapioca’-like texture. If you or your family are not too keen on the texture of the chia seeds, then simply blend the seeds with the liquid first. The blended chia seeds will still have the ability to thicken the pudding, but this method is ideal for some people who prefer their puddings smooth.
– The Healthy Foodie
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Ingredients: shredded unsweetened coconut, chia seeds, full fat coconut milk, coconut water, pure vanilla extract, Himalayan salt, fresh raspberries.
Paleo Chia Pudding Recipes – Chocolate Flavors
– Steph Gaudreau
Ingredients: full-fat coconut milk, dark chocolate (85% or higher), cocoa powder, chia seeds, vanilla extract.
Delightful as a special treat, this pudding is ideal if you have cravings for chocolate! The chia seeds give this recipe bulk, but if you don’t really like chia seeds whole, try making this with ground chia seeds and simply using them as a thickener. Adding a teaspoon of honey can also make these appealing to children too!
– Jules’ Fuel
Ingredients: bananas, dates, coconut milk, raw cacao powder, chia seeds, vanilla, sea salt.
This is a quick and easy recipe which is ideal for using up ripe bananas. Not only that, but if you add the medjool dates, it gives a real depth to the flavour of this pudding. As the chia seeds only take around 10 minutes to work their magic, this dish could not be easier!
Who does not appreciate chocolate and orange together? So much the taste of decadence! Ideal for a quick snack, this can also be used as a breakfast idea, since the zingy sweetness of the orange is so delicious. This recipe is gluten and dairy free, which makes it suitable for any guests with intolerances, or just for yourself and family.
– Living Healthy with Chocolate
Ingredients: 70% dark chocolate, water, almond butter, vanilla extract, raw honey or maple syrup (optional), salt, chia seeds, fresh mango.
With the lovely taste of mango, this recipe is another gluten and dairy-free option. If you are intolerant to nut products, you can use coconut milk instead of almond butter. The mango gives this dish a lovely natural sweetness which means it does not need any added sugar.
– So Let’s Hangout
Ingredients: coconut milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, cocoa powder.
This chocolate pudding takes a little longer to be ready as you need to give it about an hour in the refrigerator for the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and the pudding to set. However it only needs four ingredients to produce the chocolate pudding to enjoy whenever you get that craving. Simply top with fresh berries of your choice, or enjoy it on its own.
Take your usual chia pudding up a notch by making this Chocolate Chia Pudding. It’s not only fast and easy to make, but is also very good for you!
Paleo Chia Pudding Recipes – Lemon Flavored
– That Paleo Couple
Ingredients: full-fat coconut milk, chia seeds, lemon juice, lemon zest.
– Kitchen Konfidence
Ingredients: black chia seeds, almond milk (or any other milk), honey, vanilla extract, lemon zest, salt, flaked coconut, pistachios, ginger.
It only takes a few minutes to rustle up this lovely pudding! If you can’t get Meyer lemons then other ones work as well. Once you have mixed the ingredients, we recommend you leave it overnight to allow the chia seeds to soak up the liquid and give you that ‘tapioca’ texture. Decorate simply using a few shreds of lemon zest.
Paleo Chia Pudding Recipes – Fruity Flavors
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: strawberries, orange peel, chia seeds, coconut or almond milk, vanilla extract, Stevia.
This chia pudding is so easy to make and super tasty. The fresh strawberries and orange peel add a zesty goodness to this yummy and filling dessert. Use Stevia instead of maple syrup or raw honey, and you end up with a Paleo and Keto-friendly dessert your family will love.
– Fed and Fit
Ingredients: full-fat coconut milk, black chia seeds, vanilla extract, fresh blueberries, strawberries, fresh mint.
This recipe gives you the basic idea for a chia seed pudding and an idea of how to garnish it, but if you make the base this way, you can let your imagination run wild with regard to how you garnish it. Raspberries and blueberries work well together too, and if you are not keen on mint, just leave it out and try adding something different!
– Everyday Maven
Ingredients: full-fat canned coconut milk, water, dried strawberries, maple syrup, pure vanilla extract, chia seeds, ground sea salt, coconut shavings.
If you are not so keen on the texture of chia seeds once they have expanded then why not try this recipe? You blend all the ingredients beforehand, so this pudding has a smoother texture which might be a good idea if you are introducing children to chia seeds. If serving this to children who perhaps don’t like coconut too much then garnish with simple slices of fruit.
– Sprinkle and Sauce
Ingredients: unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk, plain Greek yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt, chia seeds, peaches, raspberries.
This recipe is much like other chia pudding recipes, but it includes plain Greek yogurt, making it even creamier than normal and very satisfying. As chia seeds contain a lot of calcium, mixing in the yogurt gives you a fantastic calcium boost, especially for breakfast. To avoid the chia seeds forming clumps, it is best to whisk the mixture a second time once it has thickened.
– The Nourished Caveman
Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman
Ingredients: organic blueberries, coconut oil, coconut cream, chia seeds, dried apricots, vanilla extract.
The difference with this recipe is that it uses dried fruit instead of fresh, and the fruit is inside the pudding instead of just a garnish. Again you can make this slightly different by using other types of dried fruits such as raisins and sultanas. Instead of the edible flowers you could decorate this pudding with chopped dried fruit.
– The Fitchen
Ingredients: light coconut milk, unsweetened almond milk, banana, pitted dates, chia seeds, cinnamon.
This combination would be ideal as a breakfast as the chia seeds are a great source of slow-release energy and can help to regulate your blood sugar level, the bananas give you a boost and the cinnamon aids digestion. The cinnamon gives this dish a real depth of flavour and it goes so well with bananas.
– The Endless Meal
Ingredients: cashew milk, chia seeds, pure maple syrup, pure vanilla, sea salt, pomegranate seeds and coconut (for garnish).
This recipe uses silk cashew milk, as it adds an intense creaminess, although it is still very low in calories and is a great source of vitamin D. Obviously, if you are not too keen on pomegranate then you can easily substitute it for another seed or berry mix of your choice. This is ideal as a dessert, or instead of oatmeal to give you a boost first thing in the morning.
– Frisky Lemon
Ingredients: almond butter, chocolate whey protein, unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened almond milk, chia seeds, banana.
Because this recipe uses chocolate whey protein, this is a pudding for serious chocolate lovers. The banana gives the hint of sweetness and are a great source of energy, but if you would rather, you can substitute any other fruit of your choice.
More Paleo Chia Seed Pudding Ideas
– Wholesome Cook
Ingredients: coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves, chia seeds, strawberries, fresh blueberries.
The method of cooking for this pudding is slightly different as it uses the lime leaves to infuse flavour into the milk. The tangy lime flavour from these leaves goes well with fresh berries and helps to cut through the creamy texture of the pudding. These can be kept for a couple of days in the fridge.
– Real Food RN
Ingredients: organic pumpkin, milk of your choice (we use non-dairy milks), coconut sugar, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice blend, sea salt, chia seeds.
Although this recipe uses the same method as other chia seed recipes, it is important not to overlook the fact that you can use pumpkin as an alternative base for this pudding. Remember that pumpkin would make it great for celebrations and holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving.
With just 4 simple ingredients, this delicious chia pudding will have you asking for more. And luckily, it’s pretty healthy for a dessert. You can add in raw honey or stevia if you want to sweeten it or eating it without any added sweeteners.
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