warm winter chia pudding

Let me tell you something: it's freezing outside. Like, literally freezing. When it's this cold, I definitely miss a cozy bowl of oats.

So I decided to create a substitute. I've been super obsessed with chia pudding, but it 1) takes a long time to make and 2) is cold. Too cold for winter mornings.

My old method of chia/flaxseed microwave oatmeal used to be a ratio of 3 tbsp oats to 1 tbsp chia seeds; I poured hot water on top before microwaving to speed things up (hello, I'm lazy).

This recipe is a take on that — warm winter chia pudding, made in 2 minutes flat. Enjoy!

warm winter chia pudding

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serves: 1 | time: 2 minutes | breakfast | vegetarian, gluten free


  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • Boiling water (enough to cover seeds)
  • Organic unsweetened almond milk, as needed
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp plain dairy-free yogurt (I used Kite Hill Greek-Style because it's thick. You can also use whole milk yogurt or Greek yogurt — I recommend Siggi's)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp vegan vanilla protein powder (I used Vega)
  • Toppings: Coconut flakes, any fruit, nuts/seeds/nut butter, cinnamon, turmeric 


  1. Place chia seeds & flaxseeds in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with hot boiled water.
  2. Microwave for 1-2 minutes. Check after 45 seconds to see if you need more liquid.
  3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and top with any toppings you want & enjoy! (I've personally been obsessed with the dried goji berries my mom gave us from our garden + coconut flakes + cacao nibs.)
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