Chia Seed Pudding Breakfast Jars

Chia Seed Pudding Breakfast Jars

I am a fan of chia seed pudding, and any recipe that is low maintenance. Lately I have been making these chia seed pudding breakfast jars for a quick and clean snack or breakfast option in the morning. These recipes listed below are all a twist on a basic overnight chia seed recipe.

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I have not been eating seeds, nuts, and dairy recently during an elimination protocol I am following, but I have been making these breakfast jars for awhile now. Recently, I have been making these more for my husband. These are super easy to make. You can make these as a simple meal prep on a Sunday or the night before. When I finish my elimination protocol I imagine I will eat these beauties again if I tolerate them well. These were always something I looked forward to in the mornings as I started my day. It’s the little things sometimes, right?

The options are limitless when it comes to mixing and matching different flavor combinations. Below I made two from a base made with vanilla extract, and two from a base with almond extract. I have to admit that the almond extract base is out of this world.

I made a PB & Banana Jar and a PB & J Jar with the base with vanilla extract. Both are great takes on a classic PB sandwich. You can substitute the peanut butter with your nut butter of choice. Sometimes I use almond or sunflower butter depending on what I have in my pantry. I honestly could eat peanut butter with anything. I love a great nut butter option that is drizzly and not stiff. Here you will find I used dairy free yogurt, and the brands I commonly use are GT’s CoCoYo, Kite Hill, or Forager.

For the jars with almond extract I blended a tablespoon of protein powder into the yogurt layers for added nutrients. For the Chocolate Cherry Jar I used Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Protein in chocolate, and for the Blueberry Almond Jar I used Primal Kitchen Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel. Collagen is a powerful complex protein that helps improve skin and hair health, and it helps reduce joint pain and stiffness.

I hope you enjoy these as much as we do! Store these in airtight containers in your refrigerator, and enjoy them all week long. You won’t know if you are eating a breakfast, snack, or a dessert!

Chia Seed Pudding Breakfast Jars

Mindful Living With Amanda
Gluten Free & Dairy Free
Course Breakfast

Ingredients
  

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Base

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Almond Chia Seed Pudding Base

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp pure almond extract

PB & Banana Jar

  • 1/2 vanilla chia seed pudding mixture
  • banana, peanut butter, cacao nibs, vanilla dairy free yogurt, sliced almonds

PB & Jelly Jar

  • 1/2 vanilla chia seed mixture
  • raspberries, vanilla dairy free yogurt, cacao nibs, peanut butter

Blueberry Almond Jar

  • 1/2 almond chia seed mixture
  • 1 cup dairy free yogurt mixed with 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • blueberries, sliced almonds, almond butter

Chocolate Cherry Jar

  • 1/2 almond chia seed mixture
  • 1 cup dairy free yogurt mixed with 1 tbsp chocolate protein powder
  • cherries, peanut butter, cacao nibs

Instructions
 

  • Mix the ingredients of your selected chia seed pudding base, and store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Layer in the premade chia seed mixture and toppings of your choice for your selected jar, and serve immediately or keep in the fridge for up to 3-4 days in an airtight container.

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