28 Chia Seed Recipes You Need To Know

28 Chia Seed Recipes You Need To Know

Ready to love chia seeds in a whole new way? Keep reading to explore 28 chia seed recipes you need to know.

From the sweet and savory to the nutritious and the moreish, we’ve got something for everyone. 

1. Chia And Yogurt Pudding With Berries

Let’s kick things off with a classic and take a look at this delightful chia and yogurt pudding with berries.

This can be ready in just over 12 minutes (with overnight setting time), and it’s the perfect breakfast for the summer season.

Loaded with berries, chia seeds, and bio-yogurt, you’ll get nutrients in abundance, plus a welcome flavor boost!

Throw in a handful of mint leaves to top it all off. 

2. Vanilla And Almond Breakfast Bowl

We love a good breakfast bowl, and we just know you’ll love this vanilla and almond recipe.

Healthy, tasty, and moreish, this heavenly breakfast takes just two minutes to prep.

However, you should leave all of your ingredients to soak for at least 20 minutes before serving.

This breakfast bowl is loaded with blueberries, oats, almond milk, yogurt, vanilla, and more.

You can even throw on some extra berries for taste, and of course, don’t forget the honey! 

3. Nut Butter Granola Bars

Why not use your leftover chia seeds to make these nut butter granola bars?

Whether you need a snack on the go or a little pick-me-up between meals, these nut butter granola bars are the ideal treat.

These will take just over an hour to create, and each bar is packed full of peanut butter, chia seeds, and plenty of other nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, including raisins, currants, pecans, almonds, and more.

These treats are loaded with protein, so if you need something to get you through after the gym… this is one for you.  

4. Coconut Chia Custard Tarts

This tart is the perfect afternoon tea treat, and we promise you won’t be able to get enough of its crispy pastry and devilishly creamy filling.

This can be put together in just over an hour, and it features some really tasty ingredients, including maple syrup, chia seeds and sesame seeds, nutmeg, and shredded coconut.

If you want a pastry that’s a little light, refreshing, and *almost* guilt-free – try this! 

5. Chia Chicken, Meatball, And Lettuce Cups

Most chia recipes are made with breakfast or snack times in mind.

However, this recipe just proves that it’s possible to kick things up a notch and incorporate your chia seeds into a main meal.

These chia chicken, meatball, and lettuce cups are super healthy and not too difficult to create.

These can be ready to eat in just 35 minutes, and they pack a hefty protein punch that’s high on flavor!

You won’t be able to get enough of these meatballs. 

6. Blood Orange Chia Pudding

There’s a reason chia pudding is so popular.

It’s healthy, flavorful, and diverse, and you’ll find more chia pudding recipes on the internet than you can shake a stick at!

This blood orange chia pudding uses only a handful of ingredients, and it can be prepared in just 5 minutes; if you hadn’t already guessed, the main attraction is that infamous blood orange juice.

Thick, creamy, and delicious – you’ll keep coming back to this time and time again. 

7. Protein Pancakes

Pancakes, anyone? These protein pancakes are a great way to use up your chia seeds, and they contain a massive 29g of protein per serving!

In just 40 minutes, these can be ready to eat so you can fuel up in a nutritious (and tasty) way after your exercise.

These pancakes are loaded with layers of yogurt, plenty of seeds, and a generous helping of blueberry chia jam.

Oh, don’t forget the banana, maple syrup, and nuts, either! We just know you’ll love these. 

8. Salmon, Chia, And Broccoli Fish Cakes

This may seem a little unconventional in terms of chia recipes, but it just goes to show how much you can do with these impressive little seeds.

You can put these gorgeous fish cakes (see also ‘The Perfect Foods To Serve With Fish‘) together in under an hour and with minimal cooking and prep.

Plus, you’ll be using canned salmon, which is great if you’re tightening those purse strings!

Gluten-free, nutritious and tasty, these are an ideal main meal and taste even better when served with a crisp salad. 

9. Nut And Seed Crackers

Want a crumbly, nutty, and tasty treat that can be eaten on its own or served with cheese?

These nut and seed crackers are a healthy way to enjoy snacks, and you definitely don’t need to be a pro chef to create them.

These crackers feature cashews, almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, olive oil, and salt.

That’s it! Whip them up in under an hour, and store them in a container so you can snack on them throughout the week. (don’t forget to pair these with cheese if you want to feel a little naughty). 

10. Overnight Chia Oats

Overnight oats require minimal prep, and they’re healthy and versatile, so you’ll never be short of breakfast ideas (see also ‘24 Deliciously Simple Camping Breakfast Ideas‘).

These overnight chia oats (see also ‘33 Overnight Breakfast Recipes‘) come out creamy and moreish every time, and they’re packed full of raspberry jam, yogurt, seeds, oats, and more berries and syrup than you can dream of.

Simple prep the night before (five minutes), refrigerate overnight and heat up in the morning. Heavenly. 

11. Mango-Yogurt Pudding With Chia Seeds And Lucuma

Craving something fruity, vibrant, and refreshing? This mango-yogurt pudding with chia seeds and lucuma contains just a handful of ingredients, and it’s super easy to prepare.

Loaded with bursts of lime juice, mango, yogurt, syrup, seeds, and lucuma powder, this pudding will have you wanting to go back for seconds, and because it’s so healthy, there’s no reason you shouldn’t! Ready in just 15-20 minutes. 

12. Chocolate Chia Pudding

Is there anything in life that’s better than chocolate? Probably not.

Thanks to the chia seeds’ nutrients, you may feel a little less guilty about your chocolate addiction.

This recipe requires no cooking, and it can be prepared in 5 minutes and left to chill for a few hours.

This is tasty, low-cal, and vegan; of course, you’ll get plenty of nutrients and flavor!

Loaded with cacao powder, cacao nibs, berries, milk, and seeds, you’ll be dreaming about this one for weeks… 

13. Seeded Wholemeal Bread

Feel like doing something a little different with your chia seeds? Why not try making this seeded wholemeal loaf?

This will require a little more time in the kitchen (80 minutes to prep and cook and almost two hours to cool and rise), but it’s worth it.

This beautiful loaf is wholesome, hearty, and nutrient-dense – packed with pumpkin, poppy, linseeds, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds; your body will thank you for this bread!

Plus, it’s freezable, so you can keep those moreish slices fresh for later! 

14. Blueberry And Chia Seed Jam

You just can’t beat a jam recipe, and this blueberry and chia seed jam recipe will go down a treat with the whole family.

Made with blueberries, maple syrup, chia seeds and lemon juice, this jam is super healthy, super tasty, and super versatile.

Use it in smoothies or on toast, and whip it together in just 15 minutes. Perfect! 

15. Coconut Bread With Berry Chia Jam

What better way to make your jam stand out than with a hearty slice of coconut bread?

This heavenly combo makes for the ultimate afternoon snack, and it’s bursting with flavor to satisfy your sweet tooth.

You can make the jam and the bread in under an hour and a half, and before you know it, you’ll have the perfect treat for the whole family. Enjoy! 

16. Chia Seed Chips

Do something different with your chia seeds and treat yourself to these tasty, bite-sized chia seed chips.

If you store these correctly, you can have a hearty batch of chips to last you a whole week!

These are made with just a handful of ingredients, including chia seeds, salt, water, and flour, and they take 25 minutes to put together.

Crispy, savory, and filling, these are the perfect snack for all occasions.

17. Blueberry And Chia Ice Pops

Fancy a healthy treat for the summer months?

These blueberry and chia ice pops demand just a few ingredients, including coconut water, jam, lime juice, blueberries, and salt, and once they’re prepped, all you need to do is wait for them to set!

Loved by adults and kids alike, these are destined to go down a treat. 

18. Cauliflower, Chickpea, And Chia Balls

Need something savory and filling to get you through the day? Try these cauliflower, chickpea, and chia balls.

These little bites are full of flavor, including garlic, cumin, and coriander, and when topped with a bit of greek yogurt, they never fail to hit the spot.

Ready in just 45 minutes, you’ll definitely want this recipe in your collection. 

19. Chia Seed Smoothie

This is loaded with berries, beets, mint, lime, and chia seeds, and it can be ready in around 15 minutes.

This smoothie is perfect when you need a quick nutrient boost or you just fancy something cooling and healthy to treat your body to.

Whatever your palette, you’ll have a hankering for this recipe. 

20. Avocado Toast With Chia Seeds

Avocado on toast has fast become one of the world’s most popular breakfast and lunch recipes.

There’s so much you can do with it, so why not make your usual recipe even healthier with a dash of chia seeds?

This recipe is a great source of fatty acids and fiber, and it’s loaded with salt, pepper, seeds, lemon juice, and cilantro for a vibrant, punchy taste.

This can be ready in under 10 minutes; trust us; you’ll want to keep coming back for more! 

21. Almond Milk Overnight Chia Oats

It’s time for another overnight oat recipe with these almond milk overnight chia oats.

Healthy, tasty, and easy to prepare, this is great for an on-the-go breakfast or simply if you can’t be bothered with the hassle of prepping it all in the morning!

You can have a healthy and filling breakfast to die for with just a few ingredients, including oats, seeds, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and almond milk (see also ‘Which Brand Makes The Best Almond Milk?‘).

Throw in a generous helping of berries for an extra kick. 

22. Rose And Yogurt Panna Cotta

This unconventional twist on a panna cotta shows that breaking the rules can be fun.

This recipe uses a generous dose of yogurty as the base and a delightful rose syrup to pull it all together.

Let’s not forget about those chia seeds, either!

This recipe uses plenty of nuts, seeds, berries, and raisins to deliver a tasty punch, and it can all be prepared in around 40 minutes, with 2 hours to set. Delicious! 

23. Banana, Peach, And Chia Smoothie

Let’s take a look at another smoothie recipe with this heavenly banana, peach, and chia seed smoothie.

You’ll only need five ingredients for this recipe: banana, peaches, oats, milk, and chia seeds.

Simply chop your banana up, throw it in the blender with your other ingredients, blitz it for a minute, and you’re good to go.

If you need some extra flavor, throw in some more fruit for a citrus burst. 

24. Raspberry Chia Jam

Want another jam recipe for your collection? It’s time to try this tangy and decadent raspberry chia jam.

It’s easy to forget how simple it is to make jam, and this recipe can be ready in just 20 minutes, plus extra cooling time.

It’s quick, simple, and contains plenty of nutritious ingredients to treat yourself to.

This recipe has just four ingredients – raspberries, vanilla bean paste, honey, and chia seeds. Simply cook, stir, cool, and spoon up. That’s it! 

25. Key Lime Pie Chia Pudding

Ahhh, key lime pie. This American dessert pie seems to be a little controversial – you either love it, or hate it.

If you hate it, feel free to skip this recipe, but personally, we’re big fans, and this key lime pie chia pudding is the ultimate treat.

For a healthy twist on this iconic dessert, you’ll need just seven ingredients, including maple syrup, chia seeds, yogurt, limes, milk, and matcha, and it’ll take you just 10 minutes to prepare and 2 hours to chill!

Easy, delicious, and super healthy. What’s not to love? 

26. Chocolate Orange Oatmeal

There’s just something about the chocolate orange combo that’s unbeatable, and this chocolate orange oatmeal recipe is vegan, nutritious, comforting, healthy, and delicious.

It’s the perfect breakfast for those dreary winter mornings.

Yes, it may contain chocolate, but you’ll get plenty of protein, carbs, and healthy fats from this recipe, and all you’ll need is raw cacao powder, cinnamon, oats, chia seeds, and almond milk.

Then, top your oats with orange, nuts, syrup, and pomegranates for taste. Ready in just 15 minutes, this is one recipe you’ll want to try! 

27. Flax And Chia Pancakes With Bacon

These pancakes are packed with energy and protein to keep you going through the day, and by adding just a little (or a lot) of bacon on top, you’ll get to satisfy those junky cravings while still getting plenty of nutrients from your pancakes.

Ready in around 20 minutes, these are great for breakfast, lunch, or as a post-workout snack. Enjoy! 

28. Watermelon, Banana, And Strawberry Smoothie

This watermelon, banana, and strawberry smoothie is just as delightful as it sounds – so pay attention; you won’t want to miss this one!

This delicious, nutritious smoothie contains just a handful of ingredients, including mint, yogurty, banana, strawberries,  watermelon, lime, seeds, and vanilla extract.

Simply throw this all in the blender, and you’re good to go!  Ready in 15 minutes, this is a refreshing, healthy, and filling way to enjoy your breakfast. Drink up! 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Benefits Of Chia Seeds? 

Chia seeds contain many nutrients and antioxidants, including iron, vitamin b, calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, and more.

Chia seeds are an excellent way to support your health. 

Is It Ok To Eat Chia Seeds Every Day? 

Chia seeds are safe to eat every day. However, you should avoid consuming too many.

Instead, start off consuming small amounts to assess your tolerance before increasing your consumption. 

The Bottom Line 

Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients; now, you have endless ways to enjoy them!

Whether you want a smoothie, overnight oats, or a hearty main meal, we hope you’ve found what you’re looking for in our roundup!

28 Chia Seed Recipes You Need To Know

28 Chia Seed Recipes You Need To Know

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