Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

This creamy vegan chia seed pudding with date paste is made with creamy Greek yogurt, nutty coconut milk, and plump chia seeds, topped with a rich, naturally sweet, lemon and cinnamon-infused date paste.

This recipe cannot be any healthier for you-Medjool dates are rich in fiber, Greek yogurt is packed with protein and chia seeds are loaded with calcium, manganese, and heart-healthy omega 3’s.

Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

Chia pudding has become one of my favourite recipes for breakfast and snacks, mainly because it is so delicious and healthy, but also because the recipe is foolproof!

I often whip this pudding together in the evening and let it sit overnight in the fridge. This is when the magic happens-the tiny, crunchy chia seeds soak up all the creamy yogurt and milk and transform into gelatinous little pearls.

Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

All you have to do is remove the chia pudding from the fridge in the morning, mix in your favourite ingredients, in this case the date paste, and serve! My kids love this chia seed pudding with date paste (even more so when I serve it as a parfait) and I love that it is so healthy for them.

On that note, no more excuses for sugary breakfast cereals for the kids nor the age-old affirmation, ‘I don’t have any time to make breakfast in the morning.’

Moms and dads can make this chia pudding the night before, store in a small mason jar in the fridge overnight, and pop in your lunch bag the following morning!

Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

Here are some other delicious chia seed pudding recipes:
Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears
Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding
Strawberry Cheesecake Chia Pudding
Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

2015-09-23
: About 2 cups
: 5 min

This creamy vegan chia seed pudding with date paste is made with creamy Greek yogurt, nutty coconut milk, and plump chia seeds, topped with a rich, naturally sweet, lemon and cinnamon-infused date paste. This recipe cannot be any healthier for you-Medjool dates are rich in fiber, Greek yogurt is packed with protein and chia seeds …

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Ingredients
    1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbs. raw honey or other liquid sweetener
  • For the date paste:
  • 1 cup Medjool dates (pitted) + 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
Directions

Soak the dates in the water overnight or for at least 6-8 hours. Set aside at least 1/2 cup of the soaking water before draining the dates. Mix the chia seeds, yogurt and milk in a medium bowl until combined then store in the fridge overnight or for at least 6-8 hours in order to allow the chia seeds to completely soften.

Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

To make the date paste, transfer the dates to a small blender with the lemon zest, cinnamon, salt, and 1/4 cup of soaking water, and puree until smooth and creamy. Continue to add more water if necessary, depending the on desired consistency of the date paste.

Layer the chia pudding and the date paste in a small serving bowl and serve garnished with more chia seeds, lemon zest, or pumpkin seeds.

Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste

75 thoughts on “Chia Seed Pudding with Date Paste”

  • I love chia seeds and I love dates, so I’d love to try this recipe. In fact, I think I’ll try making it this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Christi 4 years ago

    That’s a really artistically arranged bowl of baby food! Any baby would be lucky to get that. I like the idea of introducing new flavors and textures when babies are younger so they’re less adverse to trying new things later.

  • Chantal Bernard 4 years ago

    I have never tried date paste before but I am definitely excited to try it!

  • Adrienne 4 years ago

    I would have never thought to put all of these ingredients together, but this looks yummy and quite healthy. It’s always so challenging finding new snacks to try, but I really like the look of this one. Thanks for sharing, Lisa!

  • I can’t say that I’ve ever tried Chia Seeds or dates. I’ve always hear Chia Seeds are really healthy for you though.

  • yum, yum, yum.. looks, sounds and is tasty and healthy!!

  • This sounds great! I really like Chia Seed Pudding, and dates. I’ve never had (or even heard of) date paste though! Yum!!

  • I’ve never even heard of chia seeds! It sounds so healthy though… We just might have to try it!

  • mommamellon 4 years ago

    I have recently developed a love affair with Chia seeds and this looks like the perfect fall snack. I am so going to make this!

  • I haven’t tried Chia seeds yet. I need to buy some. I asked the health food store what they tasted like. They are new so they had samples of a few other things so I asked about them. I probably would be the only brave person in my family to try them.

  • Chrystal M. 4 years ago

    This looks so yummy. I was looking for more chia seed recipe ideas. Will have to give this one a try next.

  • Britni 4 years ago

    This looks like a great breakfast option. I am always looking for things to feed my kids other than sugary cereals. My kids are really picky eaters so I have a hard time finding things they will eat. I will have to try this and see if they will eat it!

  • This looks sooo yummy! We love Chia Seeds but haven’t tried this before. I’ll have to make some.

  • Ann Bacciaglia 4 years ago

    This looks so delicious. I will have to try making this recipe for dessert this weekend. I am sure it will be a big hit.

  • I have never tried chia seed pudding before. However, it looks delicious in every sense of the word!

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com 4 years ago

    This sounds interesting! Don’t think I’ve ever had date paste before. This looks like one to give a try!

  • Melissa 4 years ago

    This looks really yummy. My family would like to try this one!

  • cvantassel 4 years ago

    This sounds and looks amazing. I love that you added lemon zest and that it is yogurt based. Perfect for little one and mommy!

  • geanine 4 years ago

    This looks super yummy! However I am so freaked out by texture, so I would have to try it at your house before I mad eit for my family.

  • Ourfamilyworld 4 years ago

    I am not a fan of dates, but this looks so good. I will try this.

  • Nikki 4 years ago

    I’m sure this is delicious but haven’t tried it yet. I’m gonna try to make it.

  • mail4rosey 4 years ago

    Oh yes this would be welcome at the family dessert table. This looks amazing!

  • Eileen Mendoza Loya 4 years ago

    I revisited your site today to copy the recipe. My friend was able to find Chia seeds and she’ll give me some. I am waiting for her to arrive so we can start making chia seed puddings.

  • This looks interesting. Not sure if I can get down with chia seeds and date paste, I think it’s a texture thing but it looks like it would be really good!

  • Mistee Dawn 4 years ago

    I have never had anything like this before. But it looks surprisingly good and it sounds good too! Will have to try it.

  • I love chia seeds, in pudding they are amazing. What a interesting way to use dates with this!

  • Oh, I would definitely like to try this out. I think my daughter would be into it too. She has more experience with chia than me.

  • I’m not a big fan of things with smooth textures like yogurt and parfaits, but the addition of the chia seeds sounds like such a great idea. Your photos make it look too pretty to eat!

  • We just bought a giant bag of chia seeds and need ideas for them. I’m going to have to try this combo.

  • Alli Smith 4 years ago

    I’m the only person in my family who likes dates. That means I could have all this pudding to myself, right? Yum!

  • Dina Demarest 4 years ago

    That looks delicious! I would make this and see if the kids and I would enjoy it.

  • Melissa 4 years ago

    I would have never thought to put these ingredients together. Looks pretty good. I run out of breakfast ideas for my kids, this would be a good one to try.

  • Lynn Dee 4 years ago

    That’s an interesting dish. I think I’ve only eaten date once and I can’t remember the taste exactly. 🙂 I’ll have to try that.

  • chubskulit 4 years ago

    This looks like such a nice treat. I bet my kids would love this for an after sch0ol snack.

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com 4 years ago

    Yum. I love having chia seeds added into stuff. This looks so good, I’ll be trying this for sure. My kids will probably love it!

  • blm03 4 years ago

    Iv’e never had Chia seeds beefore. I’ll have to try this!

  • rika agustini 4 years ago

    I love Chia Seeds. They are healthy and very high in fiber. I can’t wait to try your recipe

  • Eileen Mendoza Loya 4 years ago

    I have not tried Chia seeds. I don’t know where to get them! This recipe looks so delicious and I have read about all the good stuff you can get from them.

  • Maria 4 years ago

    OMG! This is a recipe not to be missed. So delicious!

  • Mykidsguide 4 years ago

    I love puddings and this looks so delicious! I just bought a bag of Chia seeds the other day. I will try this.

  • kristin 4 years ago

    Looks and sounds amazing. Thanks for the yummy share.

  • Chantal Bernard 4 years ago

    I have wanted to make chia seed pudding for some time but keep forgetting. Thank you for this wonderful reminder! It looks great 🙂

  • Erin Shebish 4 years ago

    Oh my word, that looks positively delicious! I think I need this in my life!

  • Jennifer Van Huss 4 years ago

    That looks so good! I have never had chai seeds. I will definitely have to try it!

  • Clarissa Esquivel 4 years ago

    I have never tried chai seeds! and this looks completely delicious and easy to make! I need to write this in my book of things to try. xoxo

  • Jeanette 4 years ago

    I love Chia seeds and I forget how versatile they are. I am not a huge date fan, but I know a lot of people that are and this would be perfect for them.

  • Robin Rue 4 years ago

    That is definitely a unique combination you have here. I have never even tried a date before, so I would like to one of these days.

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