Overnight chia pudding

Overnight chia pudding

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Few things beat the convenience of a delicious, satisfying breakfast that practically prepares itself, giving you the luxury of hitting the snooze button without worrying about being late. With a handful of ingredients and a simple evening prep, you can wake up to a delightful, creamy pudding brimming with flavour and colours.


  • Mix skyr, oats, water, and chia seeds and leave in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Stir the chia pudding well and serve it in a bowl.
  • Top with blueberries and pomegranate seeds and drizzle with honey.

When you refrigerate chia pudding overnight, the seeds absorb the liquid and expand, creating a gel-like texture. Sometimes, due to the density of the chia seeds, they can settle at the bottom of the container while the liquid stays on top. This can result in an uneven distribution of seeds throughout the pudding. To ensure a consistent texture and distribute the seeds evenly, give the pudding a stir before you eat it.


To make your mornings even easier, prepare a batch of chia pudding in advance for the entire week. Simply multiply the ingredients based on the number of servings you need. Divide the mixture into individual airtight containers or jars and refrigerate them. This way, you can grab a jar of chia pudding each morning, add your favourite toppings, and enjoy your breakfast without any hassle.

Questions about overnight chia

Making overnight chia seed pudding is easy and requires few ingredients, making it a great option for a quick and fuss-free breakfast. We have gathered some frequently asked questions about preparing overnight pudding below.

How to soak chia seeds overnight?
To soak chia seeds overnight, put them in a container and add your preferred liquid, like water or skyr. Give it a good stir to prevent clumps, cover the container, and leave it in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. Before eating, give it another stir. You can enjoy soaked seeds in many delicious ways, such as in chia pudding, smoothies, or as a topping on a breakfast bowl. Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Can I soak chia seeds overnight without refrigeration?
No, it is recommended to soak chia seeds in the fridge overnight, but you can soak them at room temperature for 1-2 hours. However, keep in mind that the consistency and texture may differ from overnight refrigeration. Additionally, leaving soaked chia seeds at room temperature for too long can increase the risk of bacteria growth.
Can you heat overnight chia pudding?
Yes, you can heat overnight chia pudding. To do so, transfer the pudding to a microwave-safe bowl and warm it in short intervals, stirring in between, until it reaches your desired temperature. Alternatively, you can heat it on the stovetop over low heat, stirring constantly to prevent sticking or burning. Be cautious not to overheat it, as it can become too thick or develop a gel-like texture if heated for too long.
How long does overnight chia pudding last?
When properly stored in the fridge, overnight chia pudding can last for up to 5 days, making it perfect for prepping ahead of time. To maintain its freshness and prevent contamination, store it in an airtight container.


Chia pudding
Arla® Skyr
200 ml
40 g
2 tbsp
Chia seeds
1 tbsp
25 g
Pomegranate seeds
25 g
Acacia honey
1 tbsp

Start your day with overnight chia seeds

Overnight chia pudding has gained popularity as a go-to breakfast choice, and it is easy to see why. It is a delightful way to kick-start your day. The chia seeds create a gel-like consistency, and in combination with oats, they offer a hearty meal that you can customise to suit your taste. And let us not forget about the convenience it brings. Prepare it the night before, and it is ready to grab and enjoy in the morning. Whether you prefer to savour it at home or on the go, in individual servings or portable containers, this creamy and delicious pudding with a berry topping is a breakfast winner. Expand your chia horizons and begin your mornings on a scrumptious note with some of our other chia recipes. Give our tropical mango chia pudding a whirl, indulge in a tempting combination of strawberry and rhubarb chia, or savour a hearty blend of chia with quinoa. These quick and easy recipes are guaranteed to kick-start your day with a burst of deliciousness.

Prepare in advance for easy mornings

Preparing chia pudding in advance is a great way to make mornings easier. By taking a little time the night before, you can have a hearty and delicious breakfast ready in no time in the morning. When you combine chia seeds with skyr and water and leave them in the refrigerator overnight, the seeds absorb the liquid and create a luscious, pudding-like consistency. This overnight process allows the flavours to meld together, resulting in an oh-so-tasty treat.

Add your favourite toppings

The beauty of pre-made chia pudding is that it is versatile and customisable. You can even make several individual containers of pudding for the whole family to enjoy. When you wake up in the morning, everyone can add their own favourite toppings. When it comes to fruits and berries, there are no boundaries. Choose your personal favourites or go with what is in season to embrace the versatility of the pudding. Adding fresh fruits and berries will add a burst of flavour and freshness that complements the pudding perfectly. For a satisfying crunch, sprinkle a handful of chopped almonds, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds on top. If you are looking for an indulgent twist, drizzle almond butter, peanut butter, or cashew butter over your chia pudding. The rich and smooth texture of these nut butters will take the velvety chia pudding to a luxurious level. If you are craving a taste of the tropics, sprinkle with shredded coconut. The tropical flavour and chewy texture will transport you to a sunny paradise with every bite. On the other hand, if you are in the mood for warm and cosy flavours, a pinch of cinnamon, cardamom, or cocoa powder will add a wholesome and aromatic note to your overnight breakfast.