This cherry chia pudding is a fun and healthy breakfast idea or mid-afternoon snack. With just five ingredients, it couldn't be more simple to make! A vegan, gluten-free and low histamine chia pudding.
Chia pudding is always good as a flavourful and healthy treat, and often feels more like dessert! My blueberry coconut chia pudding is perfect for a fruity option and my oat milk chia pudding is an easy few-ingredient recipe that's so easy to make.
Love cherries? My cherry mango popsicles are a fun summer dessert!
This cherry chia seed pudding feels very summery, but you can easily use frozen cherries out of season. Will still feel like summer with this treat even if it's cold out!
⭐ Why this recipe is so good
- Healthy breakfast idea - a perfect way to start the day, with all the goodness of fruit and chia seeds.
- Meal prep recipe - if meal prep works for you (perhaps not for my low histamine readers), then this an easy make-ahead breakfast or snack.
- Few ingredients - aside from the cherries, this recipe uses pantry staples.
Just five ingredients to make this cherry chia pudding. You will need:
- Cherries - you can use fresh or frozen out of season. If frozen, you may wish to thaw slightly so they blend more easily.
- Chia seeds - you want whole chia seeds rather than milled chia. The Terrasoul organic chia seeds are good.
- Non-dairy milk - use the type that works best for you. Using coconut milk (the pouring kind in a carton, not in a can) is a lovely combination with cherries.
- Maple syrup - to add a little sweetness.
- Desiccated coconut - really enhances the cherry flavour I find!
📖 Swaps and variations
The coconut is optional, and can easily be left out if you prefer.
🔪 Step by step instructions
Making this cherry chia pudding is really simple. Just a few steps:
Combine the cherries, non-dairy milk, maple syrup and coconut in a blender and blend. If it seems too thick, such that the chia won't have enough liquid to absorb, add a touch of water.
Pour into a jar or container that can be sealed and add the chia seeds. Stir or whisk very thoroughly to combine. Set aside in the fridge for at least two hours, stirring halfway through if possible.
💭 Recipe tips and notes
- If you are using frozen cherries it is best to let them thaw slightly first, if possible.
- Give the chia pudding a stir or whisk after an hour or so. It helps to break up any clumps of chia seeds that have formed.
- If you prefer, you can easily leave out the maple syrup and just have the sweetness from the cherries.
📋 Frequently asked questions
Yes, as long as you keep the overall quantity of fruit about the same you can always do a combination such as with blueberries or blackberries!
No, it doesn't have to be overnight, but around two hours minimum is best.
No, you want to use whole chia seeds for this recipe.
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Cherry Chia Pudding
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 0.5 cups non-dairy milk
- 1 cup fresh or frozen cherries
- 0.5 teaspoon maple syrup optional
- 2 teaspoon desiccated coconut
- Place all the ingredients other than the chia seeds in a blender and blend to a thick consistency. Add a touch of water if it seems as though there isn't enough liquid for the chia to absorb.
- Pour into a container and then stir or whisk in the chia seeds. Set aside in the fridge for at least two hours, stirring halfway through if possible.
- Top with desiccated coconut and then enjoy!
- If using frozen cherries it is best to thaw slightly first to allow them to blend more easily.
- Try and stir the chia pudding after an hour or so to help stop the chia seeds from clumping together.
- If you are unsure whether you tolerate cherries, then use blueberries instead!
- Please note that nutritional information is offered as a courtesy. It is auto-generated and should be understood to be an estimate.
- cherries score 0, with a note stating 'controversial' next to it.
- non-dairy milk - has variable scores.
Never had chia pudding before this, the texture was different but the flavor was great. Love cherries! My kids kept asking for more after I let them taste test!
Aww, always good to hear my recipes are kid-approved too!
Katie Clark says
Cherry is one of my favorite flavors. This one has been pinned so that I can give it a try soon. I need to get more chia seeds first. YUM!
One of my favourites too! I love this as it's healthy but feels like a treat. Hope you like it too!