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Delicious Peanut Butter Chia Pudding made with just 6 simple ingredients in 5 minutes of hands-on time! A satisfying, filling, and nutrient-dense breakfast or snack that tastes like a peanut butter cup.

top view of a jar with chia pudding topped with chocolate chips
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Rich and creamy Peanut Butter Chia Pudding requires just 6 ingredients and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. If you love the flavor of peanut butter cups, you’re sure to be a fan of this easy recipe! It’s like dessert for breakfast! It’s filling, satisfying, and packed with good-for-you nutrition.

If you’ve never tried chia pudding, now’s the time! You simply cannot beat this flavor combo of chocolate and peanut butter! The chia seeds are mixed with milk and then as it chills in the fridge, the chia seeds absorb the liquid and the mixture thickens, giving it a pudding-like texture and amazing flavor. It works as a snack or breakfast that will fuel your day and make you feel great!

Why you will love this recipe

  • Tasty: Rich and flavorful. You will love it.
  • Perfect for meal prep: Double the recipe and have breakfast ready for several mornings throughout the week. It stores very well in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Simple to make: You can have this recipe mixed together in just about 5 minutes. Simply stir the ingredients together in a bowl, then divide into jars and place in the refrigerator.
Side shot of a jar of peanut butter chia pudding topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Ingredients needed

  • Milk: Use any milk you’d like to give this the perfect consistency.
  • Cacao powder: For rich chocolate flavor.
  • Chia seeds: An essential ingredient in this recipe. They will absorb the liquid from the milk, plump up, and thicken the pudding.
  • Peanut butter: Creamy nut butter makes this filling and adds the perfect nutty flavor.
  • Vanilla extract: Adds a boost of flavor.
  • Sweetener: You can naturally sweeten this chia pudding with maple syrup, agave or honey.
Milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla and cacao powder in bowls.

How to make it

  1. Mix the ingredients: In a bowl, add the chia seeds, milk, cacao powder, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Mix until they are well combined
  1. Divide and refrigerate: Next, divide the mixture into two jars or a container with a lid. Place in the fridge to set for at least 2-4 hours or overnight.
  1. Add toppings and serve: Top the jars with the toppings of your choice like melted peanut butter, crushed peanuts, and chocolate chips. Serve and enjoy.

My Pro Tip

Recipe Tip

  • Overnight is best: You can eat the chia pudding after it sits in the fridge for at least 2 hours. However, it will be best if you let it chill in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Texture: For those that don’t like the texture of chia pudding, after it soaks for about an hour, you may blend the whole thing for a couple of minutes and place it back in the fridge.
  • You don’t like Chocolate? Skip the cocoa powder if you do not want a chocolate and peanut butter-based chia pudding

Ways to use chia seeds

Spoon dishing out peanut butter chocolate chia pudding.

Frequently asked questions

Is chia pudding good for dinner?

While chia pudding is most often enjoyed for breakfast or a midday snack, there’s no reason why you can’t have it for dinner.

Is chia pudding daily good for you?

It is ok to eat chia pudding every day. However, it is important to eat everything in moderation.

How long will chia pudding last in the fridge?

This peanut butter chia seed pudding will keep well in the refrigerator, covered, for about 7 days. Before serving, stir to break up any clumps of chia seeds. You can also add a splash more of milk if desired. Serve with your favorite toppings!

side shot of a jar with chocolate and peanut butter chia pudding on a cutting board

Variations

  • Milk: Use any milk of your choice. To keep this recipe vegan-friendly, use dairy-free milk like almond milk, cashew milk, or coconut milk. Check out my guide on how to make almond milk.
  • Cacao or cocoa powder: Cacao powder is similar to cocoa powder but less processed and a bit more nutritious. You can sub with cocoa powder if that’s what you have in the pantry.
  • Sweetener: Any sweetener can be used: agave, honey, or maple syrup. To keep it vegan, use agave or maple syrup.
  • Change up the flavor: I have a variety of chia pudding recipes to try! If you are craving fruity, try my raspberry chia pudding or if you want a taste of fall, you will love my pumpkin chia pudding! Want to keep it simple? Try this simple chia seed pudding recipe instead.
  • Nut butter: This recipe can be made with any type of nut butter. Try swapping the peanut butter for almond butter or cashew butter. You can make your nut butter like this Homemade Cashew Nut Butter.
Chia pudding topped with peanut butter, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.

Storage recommendations

Store the chia pudding in a mason jar or other airtight container in the fridge. If it thickens too much for your liking, add a bit more milk to loosen it up. Also, if you don’t like it super cold, let it sit at room temperature for about 20 to 30 minutes before eating.

Chia pudding also freezes well. Freeze individual portions in freezer-safe containers for up to 1 month. Thaw in the fridge for 6-7 hours or overnight before enjoying.

Peanut butter chia pudding on a spoon.

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top view of a jar with chia pudding topped with melted peanut butter and chocolate chips with some chopped peanuts

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Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

By: Rena
Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Refrigeration time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 5 minutes
a jar of chocolate chia pudding topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips.
Delicious Peanut Butter Chia Pudding made with just 6 simple ingredients in 5 minutes of hands-on time! A super satisfying, filling, breakfast or snack that tastes like a peanut butter cup.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk of choice, dairy-free for vegan option
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 4 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup, agave or honey

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add the chia seeds, milk, cacao powder, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Mix until they are well combined
  • Next, divide the mixture into two jars or a container with a lid. Place in the fridge to set for at least 2-4 hours or overnight.
  • Top the jars with the toppings of your choice like melted peanut butter, crushed peanuts, and chocolate chips. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Store the chia pudding in a mason jar or other airtight container in the fridge. If it thickens too much for your liking, add a bit more milk to loosen it up. Also, if you don’t like it super cold, let it sit at room temperature for about 20 to 30 minutes before eating.
Chia pudding also freezes well. Freeze individual portions in freezer-safe containers for up to 1 month. Thaw in the fridge for 6-7 hours or overnight before enjoying.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 370kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 16gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 224mgPotassium: 561mgFiber: 9gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 241IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 299mgIron: 2mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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