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Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding With Blackberry Jam

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While I don’t avoid dairy, we don’t really drink cow’s milk in our house. Since that’s the case, I enjoy experimenting with varying types of milk for cooking and drinking. We use coconut milk a lot and I frequently make different kinds of nut milk. Recently, I tried a new flax milk the kids and I all loved (linked in the recipe below), and it inspired me to create this new “peanut butter and jelly” spin on chia pudding.

Enter peanut butter chia pudding with blackberry jam!

Using Chia Seeds and Making Chia Pudding

I’ve written entire posts on what I love about chia seeds and making chia pudding, so I won’t expound too much here. I will say that if you’ve never given them a try before I highly recommend it. Here are a few of my favorite things about chia seeds:

  • Their nutrient profile: they’re full of antioxidants, omega-3s, fiber, and protein
  • Their thickening properties: they’re hydrophilic so they attract water and serve as a natural thickener. When used whole, they create a fun gel-like consistency that we happen to love
  • Their mild taste: because they don’t have a whole lot of flavor on their own, they work perfectly in all kinds of recipes

Making Peanut Butter Chia Pudding With Blackberry Jam

When I make this pudding, it’s a two-step process. However, both steps are so fast and simple that I don’t mind at all. 

First, I make the blackberry jam. It’s a super-simple jam with only 3 ingredients and only takes about 5 minutes to make. I just simmer blackberries with orange juice and then stir in some chia seeds to thicken it up.

I divide the jam between little serving containers and put them in the fridge while I make the pudding. I usually use a couple of different sizes of containers. I use some smaller 4 oz jars for smaller eaters and as snacks and larger 6 or 8 oz jars for bigger eaters and breakfasts. The number of puddings this recipe will make will depend on the size of jar you choose to use. When I use 4 oz jars I end up with about 8 individual puddings.

To make the pudding, I just put the milk, peanut butter (you can use any nut butter you like), and maple syrup in a blender. Then I add the chia seeds, give them a couple of pulses to mix them in, and pour the mixture over the jam. 

Be aware that the chia seeds will sink to the bottom of the blender quickly. You may need to scoop them out with a spoon and stir them gently into the pudding layer in the serving jars.

Using Alternative Milks

I’ve tried a variety of different plant and nut milks and animal milks (even camel milk!). Because of the prevalence of lactose intolerance and the questionable health values of cow’s milk, there are lots of options out there.

Our family uses a lot of cashew milk, almond milk and even flax milk.

Peanut Butter Chia Pudding with Blackberry Jam Recipe

Simple 3-ingredient blackberry jam topped with a peanut butter chia pudding makes a fast breakfast or healthy snack.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 4 hours
Calories 163kcal
Author Katie Wells


8 puddings



For the blackberry jam:

  • 1 ⅓ cup blackberries
  • TBSP orange juice
  • TBSP chia seeds

For the chia seed pudding:


To make the blackberry jam:

  • In a small saucepan, combine the blackberries and orange juice.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chia seeds.
  • Divide between individual serving cups and chill while making the pudding.

To make the chia seed pudding:

  • In a blender, combine the milk, maple syrup, and peanut butter.
  • Blend until combined.
  • Add the chia seeds and pulse a couple of times.
  • Pour over the blackberry jam in the serving cups and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.


Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Chia Pudding with Blackberry Jam Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Many of the chia seeds will quickly sink to the bottom of the blender. You may need to scoop them out with a spoon and gently stir them into the pudding layer once it’s been poured over the jam.
I used little 4 oz jars to make 8 snack-sized puddings for this recipe. If you’d like larger meal-sized puddings you’ll probably only get about 4.

Have you tried flax milk? What are your thoughts?

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


7 responses to “Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding With Blackberry Jam”

  1. Corrinne Avatar

    Katie, do you really use 2 cups of flax milk? I used almond milk but my puddings were so runny and that was after leaving them in the fridge overnight. I still ate them because the flavor was yummy, but I wanted to double check with you to see if the amount of liquid was correct. Thanks!

    1. Suzanne Avatar

      2 cups is the correct amount. I’m sorry yours never thickened up. Did you use the full 1/2 cup of chia seeds? You might try whisking it occasionally as it cools to make sure the chia seeds are evenly distributed.

  2. Stephanie Ahlborn Avatar
    Stephanie Ahlborn

    Oooh, I think I will try this with the raspberries from our backyard this summer! Thanks Katie!

  3. Laura Avatar

    Do you consider the processing involved with these alternative mylks? I’m having to cut out some dairy because my nursing baby is bothered by it. I miss milk! I don’t really want to replaced it with something processed and so many mylks have added vegetable oils—yuck!

  4. Beth Duffey Avatar
    Beth Duffey

    Can this be made with fruit other than blackberries? And will fresh squeezed orange juice work?

    1. Suzanne Avatar

      I haven’t tried it with other fruits, but I don’t see any reason it shouldn’t work. And yes, it’ll work perfectly with fresh-squeezed orange juice.

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