Easy Make Ahead Chai Latte Chia Pudding

January 15, 2020

This Easy Make Ahead Chai Latte Chia Pudding is the ultimate healthy option to kick start your mornings. It is creamy, packed with warm, bold Chai spices, and will surely keep you full all morning until your next meal! Plus, it’s made in no time (10-15 minutes to be exact!) and it’s all vegan and gluten-free. Overnight + Make Ahead option available. All vegan and Gluten-free!

Easy Make Ahead Chai Latte Chia Pudding

When it comes to eating breakfast, I truly enjoy easy, quick meals throughout most of the week, while I indulge in a little complexity on the weekends.

But more importantly, I truly enjoy breakfast foods that really pack on the nutrients needed to kick start the day and in turn, gives me a boost in energy without needing coffee.

Who else can relate?

That is why my main go-to’s come in the form of a smoothie, toast, oatmeal, or breakfast cookie or muffin—all of which are able to be versatile with the ingredients.

If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you’ve seen the many easy, healthy options that we currently have on our site, especially for breakfast.

However, some of my favorite nutrient-dense breakfast recipes include: 5-Ingredient Turmeric ‘Wake Up’ Smoothie, Vegan Superfood Breakfast Cookies, Fluffy Vegan Quinoa Pancakes + Cranberry, Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats, Flourless Vegan Banana Oats Waffles, Vegan + Gluten-Free Strawberry Banana Breakfast Muffins, Caramelized Peach Cinnamon Homemade Breakfast Granola, Breakfast Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seeds Oats, Banana Mango Raspberry ‘Sunrise’ Oats Smoothie, and Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats.

Easy Make Ahead Chai Latte Chia Pudding

With that being said, I’m excited to share this Chia Pudding because it was first time trying it.

I know. I’m late to the trend, but I’m so glad that I’ve finally taken part. Chia Pudding is SO GOOD!

Much like oats, chia pudding is so creamy and easy to make, especially overnight.

You literally add all of the ingredients into a bowl or jar and let it sit for some time to create a nice creamy feel. Just that easy!

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Easy Make Ahead Chai Latte Chia Pudding

WHAT DID I USE IN THIS CHIA PUDDING RECIPE?

Chia Seeds

Pure Maple Syrup

Chai Spices

Almond Milk

Almond Butter

Garnished w/ Pecans + a Cinnamon Stick

SO WHY CHIA SEEDS ANYWAY?

OK, so did you know that Chia Seeds are considered a superfood? Yup. It is. For those of you who are wondering what a superfood is anyway—-whelp, it’s pretty simple. Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods that are considered to be especially beneficial to one’s health and well-being.

While there isn’t just one type of food that can fight away any one disease, etc.; having an array of good foods (including superfoods) and a well-balanced diet is the key to overall good health.

When it comes to Chia Seeds, this type of food falls under the ‘Nuts and Seeds’ category of superfoods. They are generally rich in fiber, vegetarian protein, and heart-healthy fats.

Research has indicated that eating nuts and seeds helps to protect us against heart disease.

While some nuts and seeds are dense in calories, Chia Seeds have very few calories which often makes it a great option when adding it to meals and drinks.

Chia Seeds are loaded with antioxidants, have tons of fiber, are high in quality protein, may help you if trying to lose weight, and so much more! This Vegan Chia Seed Maple Banana Bread is super moist, tasty, packed with healthy nutrients.

WHY I LOVE USING MAPLE SYRUP OR AGAVE AS A SWEETENER.

When it comes to both syrups, I often use them interchangeably, although I love to use pure maple syrup mostly. Agave is said to have a lower glycemic index, which makes it perfect for those with diabetes. On the other hand, pure Maple syrup has tons of antioxidants because it comes directly from a plant’s sap.

Easy Make Ahead Chai Latte Chia Pudding

Now, let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

Add all ingredients to a medium bowl, stirring until well combined.

Let mixture sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes or until it begins to thicken and becomes creamy. Stir slightly.

To serve, add chia pudding to a cup or jar and top with pecans, additional chia seeds, and a cinnamon stick, if preferred.

Bon Appetit!

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Easy Make Ahead Chai Latte Chia Pudding
Easy Make Ahead Chai Latte Chia Pudding

Easy Make Ahead Chai Latte Chia Pudding

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Overnight: 8 hrs
Total Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Chia Seeds (I use Navitas Organics)
  • 3-4 Tbsp pure maple syrup (I use Coombs Family Farms)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsps chai spice mix, homemade (See Notes!)
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond milk (I use Califia Farms; You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 1-2 Tbsps Almond butter (I use Justin's)

Toppings:

  • chopped toasted pecans (I use Diamonds Nuts; See Notes!)
  • cinnamon sticks (I use McCormick Spice)
  • Almond Butter (I use Justin's)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a medium bowl, stirring until well combined.
  • Let mixture sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes or until it begins to thicken and becomes creamy. Stir slightly.
  • To serve, add chia pudding to a cup or jar and top with pecans, additional chia seeds, and a cinnamon stick, if preferred.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Perfect for meal prep for the week!
TOASTED PECANS: Add chopped pecans to a baking sheet and toasting them in the oven (400 degrees Fahrenheit) for 5-10 minutes, tossing them halfway to avoid browning on one side.
NUT BUTTER: If preferred, you can always substitute peanut butter with Almond butter, SunButter (perfect for allergy-free needs!), Tahini (Sesame Seed Butter), Hazelnut Butter, etc.
SWEETENER: Instead of maple syrup, you can simply use Agave.
CHAI SPICES: To make your own homemade Chai Tea spice blend, you can use the following: 2 Tbsps ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, 1 Tbsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground allspice, 1 tsp ground cardamom, 1/2 tsp ground cloves, and 1/4 tsp black pepper.
OVERNIGHT OPTION: Follow steps and then tightly cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours).

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  1. I love this recipe! This was probably one of the best chia puddings I’ve had, and I love that you don’t even need to wait overnight to have it!!

    • Yes! I’m definitely about quick + easy for certain meals! I’m so glad that you enjoy this! 🙂