Real Food: Vanilla Chia Pudding Recipe

Vanilla Chia Pudding with cashew milk and maple syrup, topped with fresh fruits and nuts, set in a cozy kitchen where a dad and his kids are happily preparing the pudding together.

Vanilla Chia Pudding with Cashew Milk and Maple Syrup

Busy dads, we know how challenging it can be to balance a hectic schedule while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This Vanilla Chia Pudding is a game-changer for your mornings or snack times. Made with creamy cashew milk and naturally sweetened with maple syrup, this quick and easy recipe is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and plant-based protein.

It’s the perfect solution for a nutritious meal that you can prepare the night before, so it’s ready to grab and go. Plus, it makes a great snack for your kids—a healthy treat that they’ll love. Making this chia pudding can also be a fun activity to do together, allowing you to create delicious memories in the kitchen. Top it with your favorite fruits or nuts for an extra boost, and enjoy a delightful treat that keeps you and your family fueled and feeling your best throughout the day.


  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh fruits or nuts for topping (optional)


Combine Ingredients:

In a mixing bowl, combine the cashew milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir well to ensure that the chia seeds are evenly distributed.

Let It Set:

Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results. Stir the mixture after the first 30 minutes to prevent the chia seeds from clumping together.

Stir and Serve:

Before serving, give the pudding a good stir. The chia seeds should have absorbed the liquid, creating a thick, pudding-like consistency.

Add Toppings:

Top with fresh fruits, nuts, or any toppings of your choice for added flavor and texture.


Serve chilled and enjoy your healthy and delicious vanilla chia pudding!


  • For a creamier texture, blend the mixture in a blender before refrigerating.
  • Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less maple syrup according to your taste.
  • You can also add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavor.
This pudding makes for a great breakfast, snack, or dessert that's packed with omega-3s, fiber, and plant-based protein. 

Detailed Nutrition Facts

The serving size for the Vanilla Chia Pudding recipe is approximately 1/2 cup. This recipe makes 2 servings, so each serving is around half of the total prepared pudding.

Total Fat11.5 g18%
Saturated Fat1.2 g6%
Monounsaturated Fat0.9 gN/A
Polyunsaturated Fat7.8 gN/A
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium70 mg3%
Total Carbohydrates22.4 g7%
Dietary Fiber11.2 g45%
Sugars11.3 gN/A
Protein5.5 g11%
Calcium203 mg20%
Iron3.3 mg18%
Magnesium112 mg27%
Phosphorus161 mg23%
Potassium180 mg4%
Zinc1.4 mg10%
Copper0.2 mg10%
Manganese0.5 mg25%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids2458 mgN/A