Pistachio Chia Pudding

by autumn on October 17, 2013

Pistachio Chia Pudding || Autumn Makes & Does

I’ve been experimenting with chia seed pudding for a while, especially in the summer when I wanted nothing to do with my usual hot bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. I was weary at first, but it has definitely grown to be a favorite breakfast or quick snack. My dear boyfriend has developed a bit of a nickname for chia seed pudding and that name is “frog milk.” That said, he eats it enthusiastically. We’re definitely into the frog milk. 

Pistachio Chia Pudding || Autumn Makes & Does

If you’ve never played around with chia seeds, the chia logistics are that they absorb and thicken whatever liquid they’re in. After I made my homemade pistachio milk, I thought a chia pudding would be the perfect application for it. The homemade pistachio milk is decadent enough to help this earn its place as a pudding. I chose vanilla and cardamom to complement the pistachio flavor and sweetened this with just a little maple syrup.

Pistachio Chia Pudding
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Autumn Giles
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Total time:
Serves: 4
A simple, chia seed pudding made with homemade pistachio milk.
  • 2 cups pistachio milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  1. Combine the pistachio milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, ground cardamom, and maple syrup in a quart jar.
  2. Shake well to combine, using a wooden spoon to break up any chia seeds that stick together.
  3. Let it set out on the counter for 10 minutes, shake again, then refrigerate until ready to serve. It is ready to eat right away, but I prefer to let it set a few hours to thicken before I eat it. It will have a pudding-like texture after about one hour.




Autumn Giles is the creator of Autumn Makes & Does and the co-host of the Alphabet Soup Podcast.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough October 17, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I L.O.V.E. pistachios and well, pudding too, so this is right up my alley! Love that the chia seeds make this so easy-peasy.


2 Nicole October 17, 2013 at 1:53 pm

This is definitely the prettiest chia seed pudding I’ve seen! I add chia seeds to my smoothies, but I’ve been hesitant to make the pudding. This looks amazing.


3 autumn October 18, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Thanks, Nicole. Not going to lie, I did try to pretty it up a but, but the awesome color is all to the credit of the pistachios!


4 Erica@ Abbie and Erica's Adventures October 19, 2013 at 2:13 am

Looks so good! I’ve been wanting to try chia pudding for so long!


5 autumn October 20, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Thank you, Erica!


6 Jessica (bakecetera) October 20, 2013 at 6:38 pm

i have never made chia seed pudding before – but this recipe is an inspiration! i’m gonna try this ASAP! yum.


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