Matcha Chia Pudding

Get ready for a nutritious boost with your Matcha Chia Pudding! This easy-to-make breakfast or snack is loaded with protein, fiber, and energizing matcha caffeine to kickstart your day or provide a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. With just a few simple ingredients, you can prep this flavorful treat in advance for a hassle-free meal option. Let’s dive in and energize your day with a delightful matcha twist!

Why I Love This Recipe

If you’re a matcha enthusiast like me, you’ll love my Matcha Chia Pudding! This delightful creation seamlessly blends the robust flavors of real matcha powder with the satisfying texture of chia seeds, resulting in a creamy and indulgent treat that’s perfect for breakfast or a healthy dessert!

What makes my recipe truly special is its origins – crafted right in my kitchen, we combined my proven matcha preparation methods from my beloved Hot Matcha Latte drink and merged them with my tried-and-true technique for preparing chia seed pudding found in my Coconut Chia Pudding and Coffee Chia Seed Pudding recipes!

The result? A unique fusion of flavors and textures that you won’t be able to get enough of! Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make and can be prepped in advance for those busy mornings or as a quick grab-and-go option. Whether you’re looking to fuel your day with nutrient-packed goodness or simply satisfy your matcha cravings, this recipe is a must-try! So, why wait? Dive into the world of matcha bliss and treat yourself to a delicious and nourishing experience today!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Chia Seeds  Chia Seeds packaged and shelf stable. Best to use fresher chia seeds for the best texture.
  • Matcha Powder – green tea leaves that have been ground into a powder. Culinary grade Matcha Powder will work for this recipe but you can also use ceremonial grade premium matcha if preferred. 
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Milk – can also use your choice of milk or milk alternative. Coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, oat milk etc.

🍵 Matcha Note

For this recipe, we recommend using Culinary Grade Matcha. It offers great taste at a more affordable price than ceremonial matcha.

🌱 Chia Seed Note

To ensure your pudding achieves the desired consistency, use Fresh Chia Seeds. Fresh chia seeds ensure optimal absorption and help maintain the desired texture of your pudding.

Chia seeds in a bowl ready to be used in a chia seed pudding recipe.

Directions

Step 1 Begin by preparing the matcha. Combine warm water with matcha powder, whisking until the matcha powder is fully dissolved.

Matcha in a mixing bowl.

Step 2 In a separate container, add chia seeds, the prepared matcha, sweetener, and milk of your choice. Whisk these ingredients together until they are well mixed.

Matcha chia seed pudding being whisked.

💡 Texture Pro Tip

For a Firmer Chia Seed Pudding, Add More Chia Seeds; for a Runnier Consistency, Increase Tea. Adjusting these proportions allows you to tailor the pudding’s texture to your liking without compromising its flavor.

Step 3 Place the mixture in the fridge and let it sit until it reaches a gel-like consistency. This typically takes about 3 hours or more, depending on your preference.

Matcha chia seed pudding topped with strawberries.

🍮 Setting Pro Tip

While the pudding is setting, give it a Gentle Stir Every Hour or so to prevent clumping and ensure an even texture.

Recipe Variations

Elevate your chia pudding game with exciting variations! Swap out matcha for Oolong tea to craft a Milk Tea Chia Seed Pudding, reminiscent of your favorite boba shop drink. Alternatively, infuse Thai tea for a bold Thai Tea Chia Seed Pudding experience. Craving something decadent? Use milk and cocoa powder to whip up a Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding, blending creamy richness with chocolaty indulgence!

Matcha chia pudding served in a glass cup topped with fresh chopped strawberries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any type of milk for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any type of milk or milk alternative that suits your dietary preferences, such as almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, or oat milk.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time for meal prep?

Yes, this recipe is perfect for meal prep! Simply prepare the pudding mixture in advance and store it in individual servings for a quick and convenient grab-and-go breakfast or snack option.

How long does the pudding need to set?

Allow the pudding mixture to set in the refrigerator for at least a few hours, or preferably overnight, to achieve the desired gel-like consistency.

Storage Tips

For any leftover, simply store it in the fridge. It will stay fresh and delicious for up to 5-7 days.

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Matcha chia pudding served in a glass cup topped with fresh chopped strawberries being scooped up with a wooden spoon.

Matcha Chia Pudding

Indulge in the vibrant flavors of matcha with my delicious Matcha Chia Pudding recipe! This easy-to-make treat combines the earthy richness of matcha powder with the satisfying texture of chia seeds, creating a creamy and nutritious breakfast or snack option. Perfect for matcha lovers and health-conscious individuals alike, this recipe is a must-try for anyone looking to add a nutritious twist to their morning routine.
4.87 from 15 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: matcha chia pudding
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 162kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for matcha chia seed pudding on the counter top.
  • In a small cup, combine warm water and matcha powder. Whisk until matcha is fully dissolved.
    Matcha in a mixing bowl.
  • Add in chia seeds in a cup and pour matcha mix while whisking. Add sweetener and continue to stir with a whisk until chia seeds are mixed thoroughly. Lastly add in milk and stir.
    Matcha chia seed pudding being whisked.
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours or more depending on preference.
    Matcha chia seed pudding topped with strawberries.

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 206IU | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 2mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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