Baby chia pudding is nutrient-packed and simple to make. Serve as an easy protein for babies or as a quick baby snack idea. Customize to fit your own family’s needs and wants!
When chia pudding first became popular, I tried it and decided it was not for me. I have a thing with textures. But that day, I gave a spoonful of leftovers to my son, Ryan who was just starting baby led weaning.
Total game changer.
Now I give it to all of my babies. It’s packed with nutrients, a great soft food, and the perfect answer to baby led weaning vs. purees.
Can I give my baby Chia pudding?
Yup! It’s packed with nutrients and appropriate for babies 6 months and older. Since it’s smooth, the choking risk is relatively low. You can serve as if it’s a puree!
I like to put the pudding on preloaded spoons for baby led weaning.
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What are the benefits of chia seeds to baby?
Chia seeds are absolutely packed with nutrients. for such a little thing, you’ll be shocked by this powerhouse. This is what healthline tells us:
- 11 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein in a serving.
- Fats, including coveted omega-3’s
- Calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B3, potassium, vitamin B1, AND vitamin B2.
- Loaded with antioxidants.
If you don’t want to go full on pudding, chia seeds are still a great addition to your baby’s diet. Hydrate them in some kind of liquid and you can add to just about any food. They’re great in yogurt, oatmeal, or even mixed into purees.
We love this brand of chia seeds and store them in the freezer.
Any liquid works here. I used breast milk because I had it in my freezer. But you can use formula or other unsweetened milk like cow’s, almond, cashew, coconut – really anything.
If you’re looking for more uses for breastmilk, check out these posts
You can flavor this pretty much however you want. I used 1 cup of frozen cherries and strawberries thawed and blended, but I’ve also used 1 banana mashed.
You can either mash your fruits and have a bit of more texture, OR blend it with the liquid until smooth. I was serving to a 7 month old baby so I simply blended it.
Just be sure to skip honey if you think it needs a sweetener until you baby is at least 12 months old.
How to make Chia Pudding for Babies
The recipe is so easy. Mix together your liquid of choice and your fruit. Blend if desired. Then add in your chia seeds.
Let the mix sit overnight to thicken.
If you want a smooth pudding, plop it into a high speed blender and let it whirl to break up the hydrated chia seeds.
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Chia Pudding for Babies
This chia pudding is nutrient packed and easy to make making it a great meal ro snack for little, growing bodies.
- 1 cup liquid of choice breast milk, formula, cows milk, etc
- 1 cup fruit if frozen, thawed
- .25 cup chia seeds
Combine the milk and fruit. Blend if desired, or mash the fruit.
Stir in the chia seeds.
Allow to sit overnight or at least 6 hours.
If desired, blend one more time until smooth.
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
This looks scrumptious (yeah, I said it). I personally love regular oatmeal and am not a big fan of overnight oats, so I’ll give this a try with the hot version!
This looks so good! Definitely going to try it soon 🙂
alexandra @ my urban family says
You’re the second blog today I’ve seen post about Chia Oat Pudding – guess that is a sign that I have to make some. 🙂
Amanda @ Real Life Recovery Diary says
I have yet to try chia seeds in any form but, as a HUGE PB&J addict, I just might have to give this a go! It looks amazing!!
Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says
I’m not really a huge oatmeal person (except in cookies…), but PB&J anything sounds fabulous to me, no questions asked! 🙂
Ros Emely@stressfreemommies says
I love oatmeal and chia seeds but never tried them together. I also, never made over night oats before but yours looks so delicious. PB & J, seriously? I’m in!
Heather @ Polyglot Jot says
This sounds good– i think this will be a good one for me to try because im not too sure of chia seeds. ive had them a few times and wasnt crazy about the texture. This seems like a happy medium. AND peanut butter and me are best buds.
Kristy from Southern In Law says
This looks seriously perfect. I am coming to your house for breakky!!
Hi Morgan, I do enjoy chia seed on yogurt, but have yet to try a chia pudding of sorts. Your recipe intrigues me and as I like the texture of the seeds I think soaking them overnight will only improve that.
Miz Helen says
What a fantastic Parfait! This is a great combination of flavor. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous weekend and come back soon!
wow, looks delicious! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday.
Yum! I’ve never tried chia seeds, but this looks like a tasty way to start. Thanks for sharing at Simply Natural Saturdays!
I’ve never tried overnight oats, I’m just too impatient, haha. These look yummy! I may have to practice a little patience for this.
This parfait looks so good! I love your creative spin off of chia pudding.
Jennifer Dawn says
This looks so good! I’m even featuring it at this week’s link party! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2016/07/10-delicious-brunch-recipes-and-little.html
Miz Helen says
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your Red Plate and have a great weekend.
Miz Helen says
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great weekend.
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I LOVE oatmeal…and I’ve definitely been skeptical of chia pudding. Our mornings are so busy, I’m always looking for easy and delicious breakfasts. Can’t wait to try this.