This quick and easy Eggnog Chia Pudding is the perfect way to enjoy a healthy holiday breakfast or snack! It’s vegan, gluten-free and totally delicious.
If you’re looking for a festive yet healthier way to enjoy your eggnog this year, this recipe is perfect for you! It’s a simple mix of plant-based eggnog, non-dairy milk and chia seeds! How easy is that?
If you’re not plant-based, you can feel free to substitute regular eggnog and/or milk if you like. Make this recipe work for you!
Why You’ll Love This Eggnog Chia Pudding:
Like I said, it’s a healthier way to enjoy your holiday eggnog. While the vegan eggnog beverage varieties still tend to have similar amounts of sugar as traditional eggnog, the combination with chia seeds makes it a way to enjoy the flavour of eggnog in a more balanced way.
Combining our eggnog with chia seeds adds fibre, healthy fat, and a little protein to prevent a large spike in blood sugar levels. Chia seeds are also a source of blank so there’s that, too!
How to make Chia Pudding:
It’s so simple. If you’re new to making chia pudding, check out my Easy Vanilla Chia Pudding recipe for pointers. I like to stick to a ratio of 1 cup of liquid (usually a milk of some sort, but in this case its eggnog AND milk) to ¼ cup of chia seeds. I find this combination achieves a nice pudding consistency.
How to Enjoy Eggnog Chia Pudding:
Load on the toppings! I love adding some crunch to my chia pudding, so topping it with things like granola, nuts or seeds is great. Here are some other ways you could enjoy your eggnog chia pudding:
With fruit– I love adding fruit – especially when I’m enjoying my chia pudding for breakfast. Try topping this chia pudding with banana slices or even pomegranate arils, so festive!
With nut butter– Want to add even more staying power to your chia pudding? Add a dollop of nut butter for more satisfying healthy fats.
With coconut yogurt/whip cream– Adding a nice swirl of coconut yogurt or coconut whip cream will add creaminess and a sense of indulgence to your eggnog chia pudding. These toppings are my favourite!
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Did you make this recipe? Let me know in the comments below or take a photo and share it with me on Instagram! Happy Holidays!
Eggnog Chia Pudding [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- 1 1/2 cups non-dairy holiday nog like So Delicious, Califa Farms, Silk, or Blue Diamond.
- 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk of choice
- 3/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 pinch nutmeg optional, for topping
- coconut yogurt or coconut whip optional, for topping
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together holiday nog, milk and chia seeds.
- Divide mixture amongst three separate airtight containers or mason jars. Store jars in the fridge for a minumum of 2 hours until firm or overnight.
- Remove from fridge, add recommended toppings (or others) and enjoy!