Welcome to your guide to making the best vegan chia seed pudding! Chia pudding has been my go-to snack for a long time, and lately I’ve been having loads of fun with different flavors! Move over basic snacks. Creations like Cookies ‘N Cream and PB & Berry make this healthy snack extra fun!
I mean, how gorgeous are those cups of goodness?! In my opinion, the ideal chia seed pudding is nice and thick yet creamy, almost like tapioca pudding! We don’t fear sugar here, so adding maple syrup or a sweetener of choice is very necessary for it to be an exceptionally enjoyable experience! Once you have a great base recipe, the opportunities are truly endless.
The Best Chia Pudding Base
No secrets needed, I’m sharing it all with you! The best base, in my opinion is 4 parts liquid to 1 part chia. So if you’re batch making this for the week you can do 4 cups liquid and 1 cup chia seeds. Then you can add as much or as little sweetener as your heart desires. I prefer using a liquid sweetener like maple syrup because it mixes in the pudding more evenly. An important step here is to add a touch of vanilla & salt to your base as well. They really elevate the flavor.
That’s it! That’s your base!
Once you create your base recipe, let it refrigerate for 4+ hours or overnight. The longer it sits, the thicker it will become. THEN this is where the fun comes in! Toppings galore! When you have a base recipe, you can add whatever toppings you like.
My viral PB&Berry Chia pudding just adds non-dairy yogurt, melty peanut butter, and warmed berries. I also added powdered peanut butter to the base recipe because yes you can customize! If you are allergic to peanuts, I would highly recommend this recipe but with powdered almond butter and melted almond butter. What a treat!
My other new favorite flavor take is Cookies ‘N Cream. It’s still vegan and can be gluten-free (with my homemade oreos!) and feels way more indulgent, almost like dessert for breakfast! It could even be served as a healthy dessert. Layered with non-dairy yogurt, chocolate date spread, and more Oreos, this is a recipe for the ages!
Check out the FULL RECIPE for PB&Berry Chia Pudding down below.
And as always, if you try out one of these flavor combos, tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace! Much love!
Peanut Butter & Berry Vegan Chia Pudding
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp salt and vanilla
- Add all ingredients to a clean mason jar. Add lid.
- Shake it all up until combined. Let sit in refrigerator for 4+ hours or overnight.
- Top with non-dairy yogurt, more peanut butter and warmed berries and enjoy!