The flavors of chai in a chia seed pudding: chai chia! Say that 10 times fast! Or just make this flavorful, healthy, sweet chai chia seed pudding recipe.
Why you’ll love it: Chia pudding is so easy to make!
How long it takes: 5 minutes to stir up, 2 hours (or more) to chill
Equipment you’ll need: measuring cup
I get together once a month with a group of friends for a cooking group. Really, it’s a fun excuse for a kid-free mom’s night out. It was my scheme to make friends when we moved (and I’m happy to say that it worked!).
Each month, someone in the group hosts at their house and chooses the theme. Everyone attending that month brings a dish that fits the theme.
We eased into December with an “Appetizers and Desserts” themed night. Perfect for getting ideas for all the holiday parties we’d be attending, and nothing too intimidating in terms of cooking.
January had a healthy theme, of course. We had soup, salad, and a healthy dessert of baked pears with yogurt and walnuts.
We were chatting about chia seeds during our January dinner. One friend asked what the difference was between chia and chai. It can be a bit confusing, just a switch of 2 letters. I joked that I should develop a chai chia pudding. Chai chia! Chai Chia! And then I did.
About This Recipe
This chai spiced chia seed pudding recipe is just as easy to make as my chocolate chia pudding recipe and my original chia pudding recipe. All you have to do is stir all the ingredients together in a bowl and refrigerate it overnight.
We’re talking less than five minutes hands-on time. It’s a great treat that will satisfy the need for something sweet.
Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse with lots of protein, fiber, minerals, and antioxidants. You can’t go wrong with these babies. Oh, I did hear of a case where someone ate a whole tablespoon of dry seeds without any water. It caused a major blockage in his esophagus. So don’t do that!
Used in this recipe
- chia seeds
- milk (any kind of milk)
- honey (add more or less to taste)
- ground cardamom
- ground cinnamon
- ground ginger
- ground cloves
- vanilla extract
It may look like a long list of ingredients but basically it’s just chia seeds, milk, honey, and a few spices from your pantry.
If you love the flavor of chai, you have to try Chai French toast skewers. You can make them the night before that special breakfast or brunch!
Chia seed pudding should be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container. It will keep for at least 5 days.
- Mix milk, chia seeds, honey, vanilla, and spices in a mixing bowl or large measuring cup; whisk until combined.
- Let sit for 5 minutes, stir again (see note). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Serve as is, or top with whipped cream and a drizzle of honey.
- Any type of milk can be used, including nondairy. Try unflavored almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, etc. Nutrition information is based on 2% milk.
- Increase or decrease amount of honey as desired. Other sweeteners can be substituted (maple syrup, coconut sugar, regular or brown sugar, stevia, etc).
- If desired, divide the pudding into serving bowls or jars before refrigerating. Cover with plastic wrap or lids.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.