These Chia Pudding Breakfast Parfaits are dairy & gluten-free, sweetened only with a bit of maple syrup, and perfect for your breakfast meal prep!
Base Chia Pudding Recipe (makes 4):
- 1 + 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons hemp seeds (optional but adds fiber and protein)
- 2–3 tablespoons maple syrup (to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Fruit Layer Options (makes 4 each):
- Mango: 2 cups frozen mango chunks, slightly thawed
- Strawberry Banana: 2 cups frozen strawberries, slightly thawed; 1 small banana, peeled and sliced
- Peach: 2 cups frozen peaches, slightly thawed
- Blue Raspberry: 1 cup fresh raspberries, packed and then mashed to make a ‘jam’; 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- Make the base chia pudding: Combine almond milk, chia seeds, hemp seeds, maple syrup, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Whisk vigorously until the mixture is well combined. Store the chia pudding mixture in an airtight container for at least four hours to overnight before moving on and assembling the chia pudding breakfast parfaits. Note: If you are not interested in making parfaits, feel free to eat the pudding anytime after it has thickened!
- Make the fruit layer: Blend your selected fruit in a Nutribullet or food processor until smooth (or mash up fresh berries to make a ‘jam’) to create your fruit purée. If you let the frozen fruit thaw on the counter for a few minutes or in the fridge overnight, the moisture from the fruit will help it blend. I use about 1/4 fruit purée for each parfait.
- Assemble the parfaits: Give the chia pudding mixture a good stir, and then add 2 large spoonfuls of the pudding to each parfait container. Next, spoon your blended or mashed fruit into each container to make a fruit layer. Finally, spoon the rest of the chia pudding mixture to make the final layer of parfait.
- Store in airtight sealed containers in the fridge and enjoy with 5 days!
Base chia pudding recipe adapted from Rachael’s Good Eats. Nutrition information estimated with My Fitness Pal using strawberry banana as an example. Half the recipe to make only two parfaits.
- Serving Size: 1 chia pudding parfait
- Calories: 276
- Sugar: 16g
- Fat: 11g
- Carbohydrates: 37g
- Fiber: 14g
- Protein: 10g
Keywords: breakfast, meal prep, chia pudding, chia seeds, parfait