Cinnamon and Date Chia Pudding

Cinnamon and Date Chia Pudding

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Chill Time: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
276 Calories
9g Fat
46g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 276
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 12g 41%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 190mg 15%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 357mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Chia seeds are an amazing base for pudding because they swell when hydrated. Combine chia seeds with almond milk, cashew milk, or coconut milk for a naturally creamy, healthy pudding you can flavor in so many different ways. 

In this particular chia pudding recipe, chia seeds are combined with unflavored almond milk, honey, vanilla paste, ground cinnamon, and plump Medjool dates. The cinnamon and dates really make this recipe: the rich flavor of cinnamon and soft, plump dates coming together in an irresistible combination. 

After chilling for a few hours, the chia seeds absorb the almond milk and transform into a deliciously thick pudding that is light and refreshing but also packed with protein and fiber. The dates soften even more when chilled in the pudding. 

You can eat the chia pudding as is, or top with fresh berries, such as strawberries and blueberries for an even more refreshing breakfast. For added crunch, add almonds, walnuts, or pistachios over top the pudding. 

Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels—not all brands are created equal. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.


  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 6 Medjool dates, pitted and quartered

  • Berries, optional garnish

  • Chopped walnuts, for optional garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Cinnamon and Date Chia Pudding ingredients

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  2. Place all ingredients except dates in a mixing bowl. Whisk together until well combined. 

    Place all ingredients except dates in a mixing bowl

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  3. Stir the quartered dates into the chia seed mixture until just combined. 

    Stir the quartered dates into the chia seed mixture

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  4. Cover and chill overnight, or at least 4 hours. Stir once or twice to loosen any seeds that may have clumped together. 

    date chia pudding in a plastic wrap covered bowl

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  5. Divide chia pudding into two bowls. Top with sliced strawberries, blueberries, and a handful of nuts, if desired.

    Cinnamon and Date Chia Pudding

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