Whole30 Chia pudding is the best easy and healthy breakfast you can have instead of eggs! It's full of fiber, protein-packed, made with no added sugar, and is super quick to meal prep in just 5 minutes.
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One of the biggest questions about Whole30 is, what is a Whole30 breakfast without eggs? Personally, I've been on an egg hiatus due to an egg white allergy (check out my eggless brownies and eggless meatballs if you are in the same boat!)
Even if you're not doing Whole30, you may be on the hunt for breakfast ideas that aren't eggs. Besides this chia pudding, we have a whole bunch of healthy breakfasts without eggs - try this quinoa parfait, overnight pumpkin oats, baked oatmeal, and oat flour pancakes!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Prepping this Whole30 chia pudding is so easy! This is the perfect easy breakfast you can prep at night, store in the refrigerator overnight, and have in the morning.
- Great for dietary preferences. Low-carb, diabetic-friendly, dairy-free, keto-friendly, and Whole30 compliant.
- Quick, no-bake recipe to throw together in less than 5 minutes.
- The un-flavored recipe makes it a perfect canvas for customization with toppings like berries, bananas, mango, almond butter, pumpkin, or almonds.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Here are the ingredients you need to make this recipe. Reference the recipe card at the bottom for exact measurements and the notes below for substitution ideas.
- Plant milk: Almond milk, coconut milk, or cashew milk will work for this recipe.
How to Make This Recipe
Below are step-by-step instructions for how to cook this recipe. The recipe card at the bottom shows the exact cooking time and temperatures.
- Add milk to jar.
- Add chia seeds. Use a hand frother to mix chia seeds and milk, allowing the mixture to settle before mixing again.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Top with fruit, and enjoy.
- Use a hand frother to blend Whole30 chia pudding in a jar easily. I usually mix them, allow the seeds to settle, and then mix again so that they stay suspended in the liquid. The frother method makes the pudding thicker and makes the texture very tasty.
- Toppings: Choose your favorite fruit to sweeten this recipe naturally. Bananas, berries like strawberries or blueberries are also good. Mango is a great choice as well. You can also top it with almond butter, coconut yogurt, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, a sprinkle of chocolate cacao powder, or chopped almonds.
- Storage & Make Ahead: Meal prep and allow it to set by storing it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days - it lasts in the fridge for almost a week. Freezing is not recommended.
Chia is a great superfood! This recipe is a great source of protein and has lots of omega-3s. Chia seeds are also high in fiber.
I've found that the perfect ratio of chia seeds to milk is 2 tablespoon chia seeds to ½ cup milk.
Yes. They are Whole30-compliant since they are considered seeds. Legumes or grains are not allowed.
The seeds expand to make the pudding overnight. This is why I recommend making this recipe the night before.
You can also make a larger batch to scoop out into individual bowls throughout the week.
This Whole30 Chia pudding is a great meal prep recipe you can make ahead of time that is not eggs and requires no heating. Just top it with your favorite fruits and add to meal prep containers for an entire week of breakfasts.
Whole30 Chia Pudding
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds
- Add ingredients to a small wide-mouth mason jar. Use hand frother to mix. Let settle then mix again.½ cup coconut milk, 2 tablespoon chia seeds
- Cover with lid and let sit in fridge overnight. Eat in the morning with fruit, nuts, yogurt and/or nut butter toppings.
- Use a hand frother to easily blend chia pudding in a jar. I usually mix them, allow the seeds to settle and then mix again so that they stay suspended in the liquid. The frother method seems to make the pudding thicker and makes the texture very tasty.
- Toppings: Choose your favorite fruit to naturally sweeten this recipe. Bananas, berries like strawberries or blueberries are also good. Mango is a great choice as well. You can also top it with almond butter, coconut yogurt, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, a sprinkle of chocolate cacao powder or chopped almonds.
- Storage & Make Ahead: Meal prep and allow it to set by storing in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days - it lasts in the fridge for almost a week. Freezing not recommended.