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Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Sandi Gaertner
An easy overnight chia pudding recipe flavored with vanilla, dates, and pecans.
4.74 from 42 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Additional Time 3 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Course Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 292 kcal


  • ¼ cup chia seeds * see note
  • 1 cup almond milk * see note
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup * see note
  • 2 tablespoons dates chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pecans chopped


  • Add all of the ingredients to a glass container. 
  • Stir well, cover, and refrigerate.
  • In one hour, stir again. This helps prevent lumps.
  • Enjoy in 3 hours, or the next day.



  1. You can use white or black chia seeds in this vanilla chia seed pudding recipe. They both require the same amount of soaking.
  2. I used almond milk but other dairy-free kinds of milk will work but I do not recommend canned coconut milk.
  3. You can use maple syrup as I did, or use honey or agave nectar.
  4. This chai pudding will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container,.


Serving: 1gCalories: 292kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 168mgPotassium: 274mgFiber: 10gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 19IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 319mgIron: 2mg
Keyword overnight chia pudding, vanilla chia seed pudding
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