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Chia Seed Pudding with Granola & Berries

by thisjess.cooks

Let’s start with the fact that I disagree about calling this pudding. Chia seed pudding is really more like a yogurt — it’s savory and generally healthy to eat (of course, unless you load it up with chocolate and sugar!), so I’d encourage you to think of it more in the yogurt category rather than as a dessert. With that said, let’s make breakfast!

Chia seed pudding with macerated berries, granola and fresh berries

I start my morning every day with a yogurt (ish) / granola / fruit bowl combo, and I’ve started making chia seed pudding a little more often to mix it up (I mean, we’re talking years of more or less eating the same breakfast… :)) Instead of yogurt, I’ll use chia seed pudding, and continue to top it how I normally would for breakfast. You can make a batch of chia seed pudding, keep it in the fridge all week, and enjoy it every day!

A few things to keep in mind:

  • If you’re going to make the chia seed pudding and macerated berries in advance, store them in seperate containers in your fridge. If you make a jar of chia seed pudding with the berries, granola, etc. and try to keep it overnight or for a few days, the flavors will get a bit muddy and your granola will lose it’s texture. Easiest to just throw the pieces all together in the morning just before you eat it!
  • Check out my Best-Ever Olive Oil Granola recipe — it’s perfect for topping this chia seed pudding!

Chia Seed Pudding with Granola & Berries

A quick, healthy and easy way to start the morning!
Prep Time15 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: Dairy-Free, Vegan
Servings: 4


For Chia Seed Pudding

  • 2 cups almond milk or milk of your choice
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For Macerated Berries

  • 1 cup berries or other fresh or frozen fruit of your choice
  • 2 tsp sugar

For Toppings

  • Granola
  • Fresh berries
  • Drizzle of honey


For Chia Seed Pudding

  • Add chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla to a bowl or jar, stir to combine. Let sit for 10 minutes and stir again to break up any clumps.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Stir before serving and portion out into individual cups or bowls with macerated berries, granola, fresh fruit, or other toppings of your choice.

For Macerated Berries

  • Add 1 cup berries (or other fruit) to a small mixing bowl. If fruit is frozen, allow to thaw until workable. Crush berries to your desired consistency. There is no wrong way here – I crush mine only slightly as I like to have some chunks remain.
  • Sprinkle crushed berries with 2 tsp sugar. Let sit for at least 15 minutes to draw the juices out of the fruit. Stir to combine.
  • To serve, add dollop of macerated berries (about 1/4 cup) to bottom of a jar or bowl. Layer on about 1/2 cup of chia seed pudding. Top with 2 Tbsp granola, fresh berries, and a drizzle of honey. Enjoy!


The recipe can be modified to include more or less sugar (with the berries, or the honey drizzle), based on your preferences. 

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