Breakfast

Chia Seed Parfait

If you're looking for a quick and easy breakfast recipe that you can prep the night before, then this Chia Seed Parfait is for you! This healthy and light breakfast recipe comes together in just about 5 minutes and is the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for those busy mornings!

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three containers of chia seed parfaits that are filled with chia pudding, yogurt and fresh raspberries.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This Chia Seed Parfait takes only 5 minutes to prep and you have a healthy breakfast ready for the entire week!
  • You can prep up to 5 days in advance.
  • Customize your yogurt and toppings so your breakfast is always different.
  • A great grab-and-go breakfast option for those busy week day mornings.
  • This recipe can be vegan, plant-based, dairy free, and is grain and gluten free.
  • Can use fresh or frozen fruit.
  • Chia seeds are a great source of healthy fats and omega-3’s!
  • They are perfectly sweet and incredibly healthy.
  • Check out my matcha chia seed pudding for another great idea!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Chia Seed Parfait. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

You of course will need chia seeds and your choice of milk, you can use plant-based milk to make these vegan or regular milk.

I added in maple syrup for a touch of sweetness to the chia pudding, you can also use honey or agave.

Vanilla extract is optional but strongly encouraged as it adds a lovely flavor to the base of this chia seed pudding.

Feel free to use dairy free yogurt or greek yogurt. For the Mango one pictured here, I used plant-based yogurt and for the blueberry and raspberry one, I used chobani greek yogurt.

Lastly, your choice of fruit, which can be fresh or frozen. I used fresh blueberries and raspberries and frozen mango.

all the ingredients that you need to make these parfaits in individual containers.

How To Make

ONE: Start by making the chia seed pudding by combining chia seeds, milk, vanilla extract and maple syrup together in a bowl. Whisk really well, let it sit for 5 minutes and then mix once more. Cover and store in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour to fully thicken up. This can also be left overnight.

TWO: Then, when ready, layer on the chia pudding, followed by yogurt and choice of fresh or frozen fruit. Cover and store in the fridge up to 5 days.

three chia seed parfaits in glass containers filled with fresh and frozen fruit.

Tips And Tricks

Make the chia seed pudding the night before and then add to individual containers.

When making the chia pudding, whisk all the ingredients together really well, let it sit on the counter for 5 minutes and then mix once more before placing in the fridge. This is to ensure there are no clumps.

If your chia pudding is clumpy, just mix vigorously until the clumps break up. You can also add in more milk of choice the day after to have a more runny consistency.

Mix up your yogurt and fruit toppings to make breakfast different each day.

Feel free to add on some other toppings like nuts, granola, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, etc!

Use an airtight container to ensure your parfaits stay fresh!

How To Serve And Store

Serve this chia seed parfait straight from the fridge and enjoy with your favorite toppings or eat as is with the yogurt and fruit.

Store in an airtight container, in the fridge, and enjoy within 5 days.

a hand holding a jar that is filled with chia pudding, vanilla coconut based yogurt and mango cubes

Taste And Texture

This chia seed parfait is perfectly sweet!

The texture of the chia seeds are gooey and slightly crunchy, but tastes smooth and creamy with the yogurt and fruit!

My Favorite Jar Containers

These are the jars that are shown in the photos, they are spice jars, but work great for overnight oats.

Alternatively, you can also use weck jarsmason jarsthese glass jars with plastic lids, or these glass jars with a bamboo lids.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these vegan?

Yes! As long as you use plant-based milk and yogurt.

What else can I add on top?

Feel free to add on some other toppings like nuts, granola, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, goji berries, nut butter and so much more!

How long will these last for in the fridge?

Up to 5 days!

Other Recipes You May Like

If you make this Chia Seed Parfait, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on InstagramTiktok or Pinterest!

Chia Seed Parfait

If you're looking for a quick and easy breakfast recipe that you can prep the night before, then this Chia Seed Parfait is for you! This healthy and light breakfast recipe comes together in just about 5 minutes and is the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for those busy mornings!
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PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:
1 hour
TOTAL TIME:
1 hour, 5 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

CHIA PUDDING

  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1 + 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla

YOGURT

  • 1/4 cup plant-based coconut yogurt
  • 1/4 cup greek raspberry yogurt
  • 1/4 cup greek blueberry yogurt 

FRUIT

  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries 
  • Frozen mango 

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

3 servings

Directions

  1. Start by making the chia seed pudding by combining chia seeds, plant milk, vanilla extract and maple syrup together in a bowl. Whisk really well, let it sit for 5 minutes and then mix once more. Cover and store in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour to fully thicken up. This can also be left overnight.
  2.  Then, when ready, layer on the chia pudding, followed by yogurt and choice of fresh or frozen fruit.
  3. Cover and store in the fridge up to 5 days.

Notes

  • Make the chia seed pudding the night before and then add to individual containers.
  • When making the chia pudding, whisk all the ingredients together really well, let it sit on the counter for 5 minutes and then mix once more before placing in the fridge. This is to ensure there are no clumps.
  • If your chia pudding is clumpy, just mix vigorously until the clumps break up. You can also add in more milk of choice the day after to have a more runny consistency.
  • Mix up your yogurt and fruit toppings to make breakfast different each day.
  • Feel free to add on some other toppings like nuts, granola, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, etc!
  • Use an airtight container to ensure your parfaits stay fresh!

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Can you use monk fruit to substitute for sugar or honey? I’m diabetic, thank you