This Overnight Chia Pudding with jam is a simple and delicious breakfast to wake up to. Add whatever topping you like, fresh fruit, granola and a drizzle of honey complements the chia pudding well.

This dairy-free recipe for Overnight Chia Pudding doubles as a healthy snack or dessert. Grab a spoon and dig in!

Three cups of chia pudding with fresh fruit on top.

Every now and then I have an unexplainable crave for chia. I know right?! so weird! But let me tell you it isn’t chia itself but the fabulous texture that it adds to everything.

Like, OMG right?! or am I seriously the only one?

Years ago I found this really great drink at Whole Foods, it was a guava chia juice. The flavor was good but the texture was simply addicting! I spent a lot of dollars on these chia drinks until one day I decided to make my own Strawberry Chia Lemonade.

That was a game changer for me because I realized that I could make all sort of chia-focused recipes to curb my cravings and save a lot of money at the same time!

Large glass jar of overnight chia pudding
store chia pudding in a glass jar with lid overnight to set
overnight chia pudding in a glass jar
the next day the chia pudding will be creamy and ready to eat!

Here are the recipes I made using chia…

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Spinach Chia Green Smoothie

Maple Chia Overnight Oats

Overnight Oatmeal Chia Bowl and this

Honey Chia Toast with Grilled Peaches!

what really is chia and why is chia seeds so good for us?

Chia seeds are the tiny grayish edible seeds of a flowering plant that is native of central and southern Mexico. Also found in parts of southwestern United States and Mexico.

Chia seeds can absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked developing a gel-like texture that is well recognized in foods and beverages.  

They’re loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, fiber, protein, omega-3 and more, that can have important benefits for your body and brain. According to the Healthline 1oz of chia seeds contains;

  • Fiber: 11 grams.
  • Protein: 4 grams.
  • Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are omega-3s).
  • Calcium: 18% of the RDI.
  • Manganese: 30% of the RDI.
  • Magnesium: 30% of the RDI.
  • Phosphorus: 27% of the RDI.
  • They also contain a decent amount of zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2.

These are seriously more than enough reasons to start your day with this healthy dairy-free chia pudding!

what you will need to make overnight chia pudding

  1. chia seeds, of course
  2. one can 14oz of full fat coconut milk. Other types of coconut milk will not give you the creamy-like pudding texture.
  3. 3/4 cup of your favorite nut milk (coconut, almond, cashew)
  4. vanilla extract for extra flavor
  5. 2 tbsp of honey or maple syrup for a touch of sweetness
  6. your favorite jam! I used Stonewall Kitchen Wild Maine Blueberry Jam, this stuff is so good I can eat it by the spoonfuls!
  7. lastly, I used this Single 1-Liter Weck Jar to store the chia pudding overnight and then I transferred to these individual sized 0.25 liter Weck Mold Jars with Lids!

Note: when mixing the ingredients for the chia pudding its best to use an electric whisk or immersion blender. This is the set I use and it comes with both electric whisk and immersion blender!

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overnight chia pudding

Overnight Chia Pudding (Dairy-Free)

by Silvia
This Overnight Chia Pudding with jam is a simple and delicious breakfast to wake up to. Add whatever topping you like, fresh fruit, granola and a drizzle of honey complements the chia pudding well. Grab a spoon and dig in!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 cups


  • Glass Jars with Lids


  • 1 can 14oz full fat coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup coconut or almond milk, nut free
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 9 tbsp fruit jam, of choice


  • Add all the ingredients except the fruit jam to a large glass jar. Whisk well to combine (see note). The canned coconut milk is thick and often comes with chunks, whisk vigorously to incorporate and create an uniform mixture.
  • Close glass jar with lid and refrigerate overnight to set.
  • Once the chia pudding is set you can either serve it with jam as needed, or transfer equal parts to (3) 1 cup size jars with lids. Place 3 tbsp (more or less if you wish) of your favorite fruit jam on the bottom of each cup/ glass and top with chia pudding. Top chia pudding with fresh fruit and granola. Cover with lid and refrigerate for up to 5 days.


*I recommend that you use an immersion blender or electric whisk for best results. 

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Keyword: Chia Pudding, Dairy-Free, Healthy Deserts, Healthy Snack, Pudding
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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Hi! I’m Silvia.

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Garden in the Kitchen is full of easy and balanced recipes for busy families. Classics get a healthier twist with additions of veggies or alternative ingredients.

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  1. I’m sorry to see that this is posted as a “healthy “ recipe. I can only imagine the sugar content in this. Just because there are healthy elements in this recipe, does not make it healthy.

    1. healthy is a very subjective concept. My healthy doesn’t have to equal your healthy. There is no dairy in this recipe or artificial sugars, flavors or colorings, only healthy fats (coconut) and chia one of the healthiest things you can eat. So yeah healthy to me and most people I know!