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Overnight Chia Pudding: The Ultimate Guide 🥄 gluten free, keto & paleo

Think of this overnight gluten free, paleo and keto chia pudding as an ideal way to kickstart your day: a true nutritional powerhouse, plus a meal prepping dream!

Overnight Gluten Free, Paleo & Keto Chia Pudding  🥄 The Ultimate Combination Guide! #chiapudding #keto #ketobreakfast #lowcarb #paleo #glutenfree #healthyrecipes
Overnight Gluten Free, Paleo & Keto Chia Pudding  🥄 The Ultimate Combination Guide! #chiapudding #keto #ketobreakfast #lowcarb #paleo #glutenfree #healthyrecipes

Overnight Keto Chia Pudding  🥄

The Ultimate Combination Guide

Chia seeds are awesome. These tiny Mexican guys pack a whole lot of protein and add a whole lot of oomph. They contain large amounts of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, plenty of high quality protein, and several essential minerals and antioxidants.

So if you’re on keto, and having trouble passing (you know, 💩), chia seeds are bound to become your new best friends.

Plus, feel free to whip up a large batch and keep it handy in the fridge for the week. i.e. meal prepping supreme! 

Overnight Gluten Free, Paleo & Keto Chia Pudding  🥄 The Ultimate Combination Guide! #chiapudding #keto #ketobreakfast #lowcarb #paleo #glutenfree #healthyrecipes
Overnight Gluten Free, Paleo & Keto Chia Pudding  🥄 The Ultimate Combination Guide! #chiapudding #keto #ketobreakfast #lowcarb #paleo #glutenfree #healthyrecipes


The Chia Pudding Master Guide 📓

2 tablespoons chia seeds 🥄

Chia seeds go a long (long!) way after an overnight soak. Plus, think 1g net carbs per serving (12g total – 11g fiber). Ideal 💁🏿


1 cup ‘milk’ 🥛

Our favorite here will forever be coconut milk, as it lends some natural sweetness to the chia pudding. Having said that, simply use whatever floats your boat here (even water!).


sweetener 🍯 (optional)

We’re all about limiting excessive use of sweeteners where possible, and in our opinion a few drops of stevia go a long way here. We particularly love SweetLeaf’s stevia vanilla drops for this one. But again, sweeten as much (and with whatever!) your taste buds desire.


toppings 🎩 (optional)

i.e. the fun part! Think anywhere form fresh berries and compotes (raspberry being our favorite!), to extracts (yes for vanilla!), to even cocoa/cacao powder (yup, chocolate pudding at your service!) or matcha.

Share the yummy-ness! 📷💨

If you made this recipe (or got a question!), be sure to simply comment below!

And do share your photo with your favorite Facebook group or tag @gnomgnom.yum on Instagram (I love seeing them all!!)

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  1. Lisa says:

    I’m curious where you get your nutrition info. When I input this recipe I to MFP the calories are more than double and the carbs are 27-ish.

  2. Trish says:

    I made it just as you suggested several times. I LOVE IT! I also like to add fresh berries. It makes a perfect cereal (after making ahead) on busy mornings! Thank

  3. Toni says:

    I made the chia pudding using 2 cups of coconut milk. It was excellent,and jelled in a few hours, however,I would like to know how many carbs,and how much should you eat? Love the recipe simple and easy,and fast to make .

    • Heidi says:

      I get mine at Trader Joe’s and it’s their brand and organic. I also get their organic coconut milk in the can. I buy extra cans/bags at a time, because I make a jar weekly. Never thought to use as thickening agent, didn’t realize you could grind them also if you didn’t like the nutty mouth feel. There’s a trick to finding your chia zone, adding tablespoon of extra almond milk over time till it absorbs to its max and stir more than the initial combining. I mix as recipe states, then recheck every few hours to stir and add the extra almond milk. It’s like cooking risotto, let it absorb initially then add extra nut milk over time till it can no longer expand.

  4. Tanuki says:

    I tried this but 1 cup of milk and the 2 tbsp seeds resulted in a very runny pudding. Trying it again with 1/2 cup of macadamia nut milk and the recommended 2tbsp chia seeds.

  5. Amy says:

    I used between 1/2 to 2/3 C coconut cream and topped off to 1C with coconut water, shook together with a few squirts of peppermint CBD oil, the 2 T chia seeds, a pinch of salt and 1 tsp raw cacao. Made it this morning and checked it a couple hours later and it’s good to go. Yum!

    • Theresa says:

      What did you soak them in? I usually soak mine in about half a cup of water in a jar with a lid (just in case the air dries them out).

  6. Jane Ritchuk says:

    This recipe is a total life saver for me! My biggest problem with Keto was my tummy. Unlike everyone else, it gave me the runs. It was horrible and I had to quit and re-start several times to get everything back on track. I guess my problem was not enough fibre. Chia has solved that problem very nicely.

  7. Kathleen Rainwater says:

    Add a little leftover coffee and cinnamon to the dark chocolate version and it is less bitter and much more flavorful.
    We need you to make a good plain pancake for us please.!!!!!!!

  8. Ruthanne Robertson says:

    So I love the thickening power of chia seeds, but find there is a slightly musty taste. Is this normal or did I get an old batch of seeds? Otherwise it’s a great recipe!

  9. Diana says:

    Hi!! I made chia pudding over night with almond milk and it was perfect!! In the morning I added heavy cream and microwaved until it was warm, added a few chopped almonds…. A delicious substitute for oatmeal on a cold winter morning!

  10. Connor Flynn says:

    This has become a daily for me. I use chai spices and add turmeric, sometimes I do chocolate and almond and almost always I crush up some pecans in there. Oh and sometimes I put my MCT oil in there. I’m going to try with some heavy cream and do a milk chocolate thing. Anyway, thanks! This is so easy to make, it’s made my days a snap, I just rock one of these, a salad, and some kind of meat. Crushing it!

  11. Leslie says:

    Does it expand? In other words if I put it 8oz almond milk plus seeds in a 10oz container will it stay put or will my cup runneth over?

  12. Beverly says:

    Can the pudding be out in a plastic container with a lid for the frig, I have seen nothing but glass being used. I would have to purchase a mason jar, if so.

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