If mornings tend to be a little hectic in your house, this keto chia seed pudding may be the perfect solution! It’s incredibly simple to make and because you prep it the night before, it’s an ideal grab-and-go breakfast. It’s delicious enough that we even like it for dessert!

Not only is this keto chia seed pudding totally satisfying, but it also packs in plenty of nutrition too. This healthy breakfast recipe is sure to be a weekly staple that the whole family will enjoy.

low-carb pudding

Chia Seed Benefits

Chia seeds are an incredible nutritional powerhouse, making them a great choice for anyone!

They’re loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber, both of which help to keep you full longer while preventing blood sugar spikes.

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Plus, they contain protein as well as minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc.

Chia seeds are also fairly inexpensive, making them a great addition to your weekly meal prep.


Here’s what you’ll need to have on hand to whip up this tasty pudding.

  • heavy whipping cream—this is different than heavy cream, so make sure to read the labels carefully
  • unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk—make sure to check the ingredients and watch out for any unnecessary added flavors or ingredients
  • salt
  • sweetener—we use and recommend Lakanto or Swerve sweetener
  • vanilla extract
  • chia seeds—you can easily find these online, but if you are looking at your local grocery store, there’s a few different places to check. Try the baking section, in the grain aisle or even by the vitamins.
ingredients for keto chia seed pudding - chia seeds, vanilla, sweetener, coconut milk


STEP 1: Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and mix well with a wire whisk.

mixing together a low-carb pudding with chia seeds

STEP 2: Let sit for 3-4 minutes, then mix again.

whisking together a keto chia seed pudding

STEP 3: If desired, transfer the mixture to four individual jars or containers; otherwise keep in a single bowl.

separating pudding into individual cups

STEP 4: Cover and refrigerate overnight. Mixture will thicken into a pudding.

STEP 5: Eat plain, or serve with fresh berries, if desired.

spoonful of chia seed pudding

Keto-Friendly Toppings

While this pudding is absolutely delicious on its own, it can be fun to change it up from time to time. Here are a few easy add-ins to try:

  • berries—strawberries or blueberries work great and are fairly low in sugar and carbs
  • coconut flakes—just make sure they are unsweetened
  • chopped nuts—almonds, pecans, and walnuts all work great
  • unsweetened cocoa powder—for a fun twist, make this pudding chocolate flavored
  • nut butter—any unsweetened nut butter works well, but we are partial to almond butter

FAQs About Keto Chia Seed Pudding

We’ve gotten a lot of questions about this keto chia seed pudding, so let’s talk through a few of the most common ones.

What’s the best way to make this ahead of time?

This low-carb chia seed pudding will last up to 5 days in the fridge, so it’s perfect for meal prep!

We find it keeps best when portioned out into individual jars with an airtight lid. You can make it ahead in a large batch (feel free to double or triple the recipe), spoon into jars, then grab it and go as needed.

low-carb pudding

Can I use any milk other than almond or coconut milk?

You can—any unsweetened nut milk will work (like cashew milk), but be aware that it may change the flavor.

Why isn’t my chia seed pudding thickening?

If you’re having trouble getting it to thicken, add a bit more chia seeds, then allow them time to set. This should do the trick!

What does chia seed pudding taste like?

It has a slightly nutty flavor that’s enhanced by the vanilla and sweetener. It’s creamy and satisfying, but not overly sweet or heavy.

It’s delicious! Give it a try and see.

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5 from 4 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free, Keto, low carb
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 2 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Thinlicious.com
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  • ½ c. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 c. unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. Lakanto or Swerve sweetener
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • c. chia seeds


  • Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and mix well with a wire whisk.
  • Let sit for 3-4 minutes, then mix again.
  • If desired, transfer mixture to four individual jars or containers; otherwise keep in single bowl.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight. Mixture will thicken into a pudding.
  • Eat plain, or serve with fresh berries, if desired.


Nutrition information calculated using almond milk.


Calories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 15gFiber: 3g


If mornings tend to be a little hectic in your house, this quick and easy low-carb pudding option might be the perfect solution. It's an easy keto breakfast!

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  1. Does the heavy cream in the recipe mean heavy whipping cream?! Thanks!

    1. YES! Heavy cream and heavy whipping cream are the same thing. I have updated to post to be more clear, thanks.

  2. Hi, this recipe looks great but I’m confused with the cream. In the recipe notes it says heavy whipping cream and heavy cream are not the same thing (so to read the labels carefully) but in the comments you have put that they *are* the same thing. I’m confused! 🙃