Chia Seed Recipes

Looking for unique recipes using chia seeds? Use chia seeds to thicken, as an egg substitute, or in smoothies, desserts, baking, and breakfast. Let us show you how.

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Chia Pudding

Rating: 4 stars 25
Chia seeds are a wonderful alternative source of omega-3 fats, fiber, and energy. This easy pudding is similar to tapioca. It can be served warm. Add fresh fruit for a nice twist. Use whatever dried fruit you prefer for topping.

Chia Fresca

Rating: 5 stars 7
This is a refreshing drink much like lemonade.

Chia Seed Chips

Rating: 3 stars 5
While waiting for a batch of crackers to finish baking, I was playing with the remaining dough and forming bite-size rounds and though they would make great chips (and they do -- they're amazing!). These chips should keep for about a week if stored properly.

Almond Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding

Rating: 4.5 stars 46
This is a very quick pudding recipe with chia seeds. No cooking, no fuss, my kind of recipe in the summer. I add strawberry puree, raspberry puree, etc., depending on the availability of fresh fruit.

No-Cook Overnight Oatmeal

Rating: 4.5 stars 238
Overnight oats with yogurt make a delicious on-the-go breakfast option!

Chia Coconut Pudding with Coconut Milk

Rating: 5 stars 54
Chia seeds make great desserts and are high in omega-3s. This recipe is a healthy alternative to processed desserts. It uses agave (or stevia if you prefer) as a sweetener instead of sugar. Stir again before serving and top with fresh fruit and another dash of cinnamon or spices.

Quick Rhubarb Chia Jam

This rhubarb chia jam is ready in 20 minutes with no canning required.

Overnight Chia Oats

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
Nutritious and easy, these overnight chia oats can help jumpstart your day. Customize by adding your favorite toppings and almondmilk flavor.
Sponsored By Almond Breeze

Meyer Lemon Avocado Toast

Rating: 5 stars 57
I like to use this recipe when I have a ripe avocado that I don't want to waste. It is absolutely delicious and a wonderful source of fiber and fatty acids. Feel free to get creative with the ingredients! Substitute cilantro with mint or parsley, or chia seeds with sesame or poppy seeds.

Berry Overnight Oats

Rating: 5 stars 24
Prep these fruity, creamy oats the night before and in the morning you've got a quick, fresh breakfast.
Sponsored By Quaker U.S.

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Rating: 4.5 stars 87
Chia seeds are an extremely versatile food and can be found in bulk food stores. One of the easiest things to make is pudding. This is a very simple and extremely delicious recipe.

Healthy Multigrain Chia Waffles

Rating: 5 stars 62
These waffles are a little bit crunchy and super filling, with ingredients proven to regulate blood sugar. The chia seeds and flax add extra fiber and Omega-3 to your diet. My kids love these waffles with chocolate chips!

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Easy, Healthy Chia Pudding Recipes That Could Pass for Dessert
When you're in need of a quick, no-cook, make-ahead treat, chia pudding fits the bill.
Overnight Light PB&J Oats
Rating: Unrated 21
This grab-and-go breakfast has it all: quick prep, easily customizable, great flavor with tons of health benefits. These oats are packed with whole grains, calcium, protein, and vitamins.
Paleo Almond Date Cookies
Rating: 4.5 stars 11

High-protein, organic cookies for the paleo connoisseur.