Cherry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, & Nut-Free)

This cherry vanilla chia seed pudding is a simple, nourishing dessert or snack that’s made with just a few mostly whole ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: Healthy chia seed pudding, Healthy dessert
Servings: 7


For the chia seed pudding:

  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened oat milk or milk of choice
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or raw honey or more to taste
  • Optional: 1-2 droppers of CBDistillery’s 83 mg THC-Free CBD Oil

For the cherry compote:

  • 150 grams about 1 cup frozen cherries, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt


For the chia seed pudding:

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and CBD oil if using. Cover and place in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight.

For the compote:

  • Place cherries and maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the cherries are starting to break down and the liquid is bubbling.
  • Remove from heat, stir in the salt, and use a fork to mash the cherries. Let the compote cool at room temperature for about 10 minutes before placing it in the fridge for 1 hour to thicken up.

To assemble:

  • Once the pudding and compote have thickened up, layer each into individual serving bowls or mini mason jars. Mixture makes 7 small (about ¼-cup servings) or 3 larger ones. Top with toppings of choice (see notes in post).