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3 chia seed puddings topped with peaches and blueberries in glass jar

4-Ingredient Chia Seed Pudding

Chia pudding is an excellent omega-3 and fiber-rich breakfast option for when you're in a rush. Using kefir instead of other milk options is a great way to change things up and increase those good-for-the-gut probiotics. Have fun with the recipe and add toppings of your choice!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword chia, kefir, pudding
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 3


  • 9 Tbsp chia seeds (or 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp)
  • 3 cups plain kefir
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup (adjust depending on how sweet you want it)
  • Toppings optional: fresh fruit, nut butter, nuts, cacao nibs, etc.


  • In a large jar or bowl, mix chia seeds with ground cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl or measuring cup, mix kefir with maple syrup. Pour over chia seeds and stir together well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Once mixture has become a pudding-like texture, remove from fridge. Give everything a good stir, then portion into jars/bowls, and add toppings as desired.


*To make a larger portion, simply increase with a 3:1 chia seed to kefir ratio
*Because the pudding will keep for about 5 days in the fridge, I like to make a large batch to portion out for the week!
*Feel free to add more maple syrup if this recipe isn't sweet enough for you