Chia Seed Puddings – Caramel Latte & Nut Butter Banana


If you haven’t read my last post about chia seeds, stop right here and go read it.  Chia is my new obsession and this past weekend I spent an entire day making things with chia seeds.  Being dairy free I don’t get to eat many puddings, so when I discovered that chia seed pudding can be made with any type of milk and doesn’t require cooking I was sold!

My goal was to come up with two breakfast puddings that would be healthy and also keep me full until lunch.  I am usually starving by 11am and I often head to the snack bar to grab something unhealthy.  Chia pudding can be made in 5 minutes the night before so its ready to grab on your way out the door the next day!

I am a coffee lover and I need my AM latte.  I decided to try making my favorite caramel macchiato as a chia seed pudding and it turned out great!  If you like coffee then you should try that version!

Caramel Macchiato Chia Pudding

Makes 2 half cup servings

  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk, I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 double shot of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong coffee
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free salted caramel syrup
  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  1. Pour all the ingredients into a jar.  Stir well and refrigerate for 1 hour.  It’s best to stir every 5-10 minutes for the first half hour to disperse the seed evenly through the milk.

The second version I made was a nut butter banana which is my favorite morning smoothie flavor.  I love nut butters!  I used almond for this one but you could use any.  Even sunflower seed butter would work great.  This one is full of protein and will keep you full well into lunch.

Nut Butter Banana Chia Pudding

Makes 2 half cup servings

  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1.5 tablespoons of nut butter
  • 1/2 – 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  1. Blend the banana, nut butter and half a cup of milk in a blender until smooth.  Pour into a measuring cup and add enough milk to make 1 cup.
  2. Stir in chia seeds.  Mix well and refrigerate for at least 1 hour stirring a few times for the first 30 minutes.

One more espresso pic, just because it looks so yummy!