Overnight Chia Pudding 4 Ways Recipe

Overnight chia puddings easy vegan

Easy to make healthy filling overnight chia puddings that are bursting with nutrition and flavour. Chia seeds are full of omega-3, iron, calcium, protein and fibre making them a perfect pudding for any time. A great alternative to overnight oats and nutritionally superior.

Overnight Chia seed puddings 4 ways from above

I often have these for breakfast or a late night snack. Great for busy days as they can be made quickly the night before and one portion for breakfast will set you up for the day. All of these are vegan, gluten-free, paleo, plant-based and naturally sweetened.

How to Make Overnight Chia Puddings – 4 Ways

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Like my “Nutella” milkshake and Nutella fudge, these recipes are named after the chocolate spread to describe the taste but don’t actually contain any nutella. Nest and Glow is a plant-based site with recipes that are good for you and good for the planet so none contain refined sugar, palm oil or dairy.

chocolate hazelnut overnight chia pudding

The carrot cake chia seeds contain a pinch of turmeric to give a golden colour and add nutrition. You don’t taste it but you can see it. If you would rather not it’s fine to leave out or replace with a splash of carrot juice to give a similar golden colour.

No sweetener is added to these apart from the chocolate hazelnut so they are sweetened mostly by the fruit. If you prefer a sweeter chia pudding then add some sweetener to your plant milk like date or maple syrup.

Cherry Bakewell almond chia pudding

I’m using blanched skinned almonds for this is as they’re more aesthetic. However if I was making this and not filming I would use normal almonds in their skin soaked and sprouted.

The cherry almond chia pudding is my take on a Bakewell pudding. It has all the almond and cherry taste without the pastry and sugar. The almond extract helps give a marzipan strong taste. This recipe uses frozen cherries as that they are pre-pitted and thaw overnight becoming soft and adding tasty cherry juice.

carrot cake overnight chia pudding

Sunflower seed milk is used in the video as its easy and inexpensive to make. You can use almond or any seed / nut milk if you prefer. Shop bought plant milk will work well, but I tend not to use it as its almost always very low in seeds/nuts and contains other ingredients that aren’t as healthy as homemade milk.  Sunflower gives an amazing earthy seed flavour to it.

blueberry muffin overnight chia pudding

The hazelnut chocolate chia pudding is best made with hazelnut milk to give it a full hazelnut flavour. However it’s still great with other nut or seed milk. For simplicity, I did use sunflower milk here due to making four different puddings at the same time.

Cacao beans are the ingredient for both cacao and cocoa powder. However cacao powder is usually less processed, raw and higher in nutrients with a deeper chocolate flavour but does cost more. They can be used interchangeably and normal cocoa powder is still nutrient dense. Cacao is very high in antioxidants, calcium, iron and magnesium.

Seed Milk Recipes - 4 Ways

Yield: 4 servings

Overnight Chia Pudding 4 Ways

Overnight chia puddings easy vegan

Overnight chia puddings to make a dairy free healthy breakfast. Includes recipes for Nutella style chia pudding, carrot cake chia pudding, cherry Bakewell chia pudding and blueberry muffin chia pudding. All are high in plant protein and a great filling breakfast that can be made in advance quickly.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


Blueberry Cinnamon Muffin Chia

  • 3 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup / 240ml Plant Milk
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla
  • 16 Blueberries
  • pinch of Cinnamon

Carrot Cake Chia

  • 3 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup / 240ml Plant Milk
  • ¼ tsp Ginger
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • pinch of Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Carrot, grated
  • 1 tbsp Walnut, pieces

Chocolate Hazelnut Chia Pudding

  • 1 cup / 240ml Plant Milk
  • 3 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa / Cacao
  • 1 tbsp Sweetener, like maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Hazelnuts, chopped
  • ¼ tbsp Cacao Nibs

Cherry Almond Chia

  • 1 cup / 240ml Plant Milk
  • 3 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • ½ tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 tbsp Almonds, flaked
  • 1 tbsp Cherries, frozen


  1. Whisk the chia seeds, plant milk and everything else for the chia puddings other than the toppings together with a fork.
  2. If using unsweetened plant milk you may want to add some sweetener to your taste.
  3. Once combined leave for a minute to swell, whisk again and sprinkle on the toppings.
  4. Cover and chill chia puddings overnight then enjoy within 3 days.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 chia pudding

Amount Per Serving Calories 398Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 30mgSodium 186mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 10gSugar 16gProtein 12g

All my recipes and the videos that accompany them are honest with the food exactly as you eat it – nothing added or staged. For full transparency; I did decanter the puddings into new glasses for the final photos as the sides looked a bit messy to photograph with the stirring. Also, I doubled the amount of turmeric just to bring out a golden colour

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16 thoughts on “Overnight Chia Pudding 4 Ways”

    1. They do look great together! I enjoyed having a mouthful of each of them, but I really wouldn’t recommend making them all on one day and filming – loads of work and mess!

  1. I’ve had the carrot cake one several times and its lovley. I did add a bit more sweetener as I’ve got a sweet tooth – a few dates is just pefect in it. It is so much more filling having chia seeds in the morning and stops me from wanting any junk. essential food

  2. I have lots of chia seeds and no clue what to do with them other than add to yoghurt, granola and cereal. These puddings are a great idea and an inspiration to try other combinations too. Thanks.

  3. I’m wondering how thick it should be? I’ve made a half batch of chocolate. And waited overnight. It still seems liquidy.

    1. Bastian Durward

      It can vary a lot as natural products do vary. Try adding more chia if it’s not very thick 🙂

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