This oat milk chia pudding is the perfect healthy breakfast made with simple ingredients you likely already have in your cupboard. You can meal prep this chia pudding and then enjoy it the next morning for a nutritious and easy breakfast.
Chia pudding can be made with all types of milk, but an oat milk chia pudding is perfectly creamy, vegan, and great for weight loss. Soy and cow’s milk are common food sensitivities that can cause weight gain.
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If you are intolerant to other types of milk, oat milk is your answer. In the last few years, oat milk has become very popular, and for a good reason. It’s a plant-based milk that is dairy-free, nutritious, and creamy. You can use store-bought oat milk or, better yet, homemade oat milk!
The key to making the best chia seed pudding recipe is to start with the best-tasting base that can then be topped with your favorite toppings.
The oat milk chia pudding is naturally sweetened with a touch of maple syrup, although you can use any sweetener of your choice.
Cinnamon and vanilla extract make the chia pudding taste amazing. The versatile flavors can be paired with all sorts of toppings while providing the best flavor for the chia pudding base.
I added two scoops of Organika collagen powder to make a high-protein chia pudding with amino acids that are great for gut health and glowing skin!
Ingredients for the oat milk chia pudding:
- Black chia seeds
- Oat milk
- Maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Collagen powder
Benefits of this chia pudding with oat milk
Oat milk contains beta-glucans, a prebiotic fiber that is great for gut health. In this study, oat milk significantly reduced total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. If you have high cholesterol levels, consider using oat milk.
Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids for weight loss and reducing inflammation. They are high in fiber to promote healthy bowel movements and stabilize blood sugar levels.
Chia seeds are also high in plant protein which is why they are great for making a high-protein chia pudding.
Cinnamon is the best spice for insulin resistance and healthy blood sugar levels. You don’t want to forget cinnamon, especially if you are insulin resistant and have weight loss goals.
Maple syrup is a natural sweetener that comes from the Canadian maple tree. I’m Canadian, and since moving back to Canada, maple syrup has been stocked in my fridge and is my favorite sweetener.
How to make oat milk chia pudding
To make the healthy chia pudding recipe, pour 1 cup of oat milk into a mason jar or bowl. I prefer a mason jar as you can easily store it in the fridge with a lid while it sets.
Pour the chia seeds into the oat milk and stir to disperse the chia seeds evenly. Add the collagen, cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla extract, then stir again.
The chia seeds will require at least 20 minutes to absorb the oat milk and form the perfect chia pudding. For best results, stir the chia pudding while it sets at least twice. Once at the 5-minute mark, again at the 10-minute mark, then another good stir again before serving.
Favorite toppings and add-ins
While this oat milk chia pudding tastes excellent as is, the fun part begins when you get to choose your toppings. My favorite is chopped fresh fruit, such as strawberries and banana slices, with crunchy granola and hemp seeds. Mmm, so good!
Add cocoa powder to make a chocolate chia pudding.
Nut butter, such as peanut butter or almond butter, can be mixed in the chia pudding for more healthy fats and protein.
Plain yogurt and frozen berries always taste amazing and are a great breakfast option.
A crunchy homemade granola is a must when it comes to adding toppings. Nothing beats the crunchy granola when mixed with the creamy oat milk chia pudding.
The ideas are endless when it comes to adding fresh fruit. Take any fresh fruit, chop it up and mix it in for an easy healthy breakfast!
Dried berries are another great addition, such as goji berries, raisins, or cranberries.
You can also blend fresh berries or fruit with maple syrup and serve it on top for a fruity yet ultra-creamy chia pudding!
Oat Milk Chia Pudding
- 1 bowl or mason jar
- Combine oat milk with maple syrup, cinnamon, collagen powder and vanilla extract and give a good stir. Add in 4 tablespoons chia seeds and stir again with a fork to ensure chia seeds do not clump togeter.
- Stir the chia pudding 2 more times while it continues to set and again before serving. Allow the chia seeds to absorb the oat milk for at least 20 minutes prior to serving.
- Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!