This Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding is made with layers of homemade jam, creamy peanut butter, and classic chia seed pudding. It's a tasty, healthy and wholesome treat!
- ❤️ Why You'll Love This Peanut Butter and Jelly Pudding
- 🛒 Ingredients for Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding
- 🔪 How to Make Peanut butter and Jelly Chia Pudding
- 💡 Tips for Making This PB&J Chia Pudding
- ☑️ Storage Instructions
- 🔄 Substitutions and Additions
- Is Chia Pudding Actually Good for You?
- Why is My Chia Pudding Runny?
- Can I Use Ground Chia Seeds?
- Can I Use Water To Make Chia Seed Pudding?
- 🍽️ More Sweet Treat Recipes
❤️ Why You'll Love This Peanut Butter and Jelly Pudding
- Layers of classic peanut butter and jelly flavors
- Fresh strawberry chia jam
- Chia seed pudding
- Healthy and delicious dessert
- Easy to make
- Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free and kid-friendly
With flavors similar to your favorite PB&J sandwich, this peanut butter and jelly chia pudding is like a taste of childhood in a jar. Smooth chia seed pudding is delicious all on it's own, but this recipe is for those times when you're craving an extra special treat.
The cool and creamy texture and comforting combination of peanut butter and homemade jam make this a wonderful dessert or afternoon school snack. Because it has a wonderful blend of wholesome ingredients, this pudding isn't just a sweet treat. It makes for a healthy breakfast on the go as well.
Those tiny little chia seeds pack a powerful punch of nutrition and are a great way to add fiber and healthy fats to your diet. If you're looking for other creative ways to add them to your meal plans, make sure you try this Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats recipe and this Chia, Date, Walnut Slice.
🛒 Ingredients for Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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🔪 How to Make Peanut butter and Jelly Chia Pudding
First, make the strawberry chia seed jam by adding the washed, hulled, and chopped strawberries, lemon juice, and honey to a saucepan.
Simmer on low for 5–6 minutes or until they start to break down. At this point, you can mash them down with a potato masher or fork.
Remove from the heat and stir in the chia seeds and vanilla extract.
Transfer the jam to a jar and chill it in the fridge while you prepare the chia pudding.
Tip: You will only need ½ the batch of the Strawberry Chia Seed Jam, but I highly recommend making the whole batch and using the remaining jam to spread over toast, waffles, English muffins, etc.
Make the chia seed pudding by pouring the coconut milk, chia seeds, honey, and vanilla extract into a mason jar.
Shake until well combined, then place in the fridge to chill and set up, along with the jam. They both should be ready within 30 minutes or so.
Once they are set, take your serving jars or glasses and add some of the jam to the bottom. Next, add some of the chia pudding, and then add the peanut butter on top.
Top with the (optional) peanuts and serve.
💡 Tips for Making This PB&J Chia Pudding
- If your peanut butter is too thick, gently heat it up in the microwave until it's pourable but not too runny.
- If the jam seems too thick after cooling, you can always adjust the consistency by adding a bit of water or fruit juice and stirring until you reach your desired thickness.
- To help keep separate layers in the jar, don't rush the chill time. The pudding needs time to sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the chia seeds to fully soak up the liquid. The jam needs time to firm up. It's worth the wait, trust me.
☑️ Storage Instructions
You can store peanut butter and jelly chia seed pudding, covered, in the fridge for up to a week. Freezing is not recommended.
🔄 Substitutions and Additions
- Jam: You can use just about any kind of jelly or jam you prefer. While you can use store-bought, nothing beats homemade. For other jam recipes you can use, check out these Apple and Blackberry Chia Seed Preserves, Raspberry Jam, or this Blackberry Jam.
- Peanut butter: All-natural peanut butter is what gives this pudding classic PB&J flavors. But you can also use almond butter, cashew butter, or sun butter.
- Additional fruit: Add more fruity goodness by adding fresh slices of bananas, strawberries, or blueberries on top or between the layers.
- Granola topping: Top it off with a sprinkle of this Homemade Granola for added texture and sweetness.
- Coconut: Add a taste of the tropics by sprinkling shredded coconut on top.
- Make it low carb: To make this pudding low carb, simply swap out the jam for this low carb Strawberry Chia Seed Jam!
Is Chia Pudding Actually Good for You?
Yes, chia pudding can be good for you. It's a healthy choice because chia seeds are packed with nutrients like fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. Just make sure the pudding is made with ingredients like coconut milk or almond milk with natural sweeteners.
Why is My Chia Pudding Runny?
If it's too runny, try adding more chia seeds and letting it sit longer in the fridge to absorb more liquid. Shake it well to make sure any seeds that may have settled on the bottom are able to get to the liquid.
Can I Use Ground Chia Seeds?
Yes, if you prefer, you can use ground chia seeds to make the pudding. When substituting ground chia seeds for whole chia seeds in any recipe, you can generally use a 1:1 ratio.
Can I Use Water To Make Chia Seed Pudding?
While coconut milk adds creaminess, you can use water; however, the flavor and texture may not be as rich.
🍽️ More Sweet Treat Recipes
- Baked Ricotta Raspberry Pudding
- Gluten-free Apple Cake
- Homemade Applesauce
- Honey Orange Roasted Figs
- Sugar-free raw Chocolate Brownie Bites
- Healthy Date, Walnut and Seed Truffles
Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding
- First, make the strawberry chia seed jam by adding the washed, hulled and chopped strawberries, lemon juice and honey to a saucepan.
- Simmer on low for 5-6 minutes or until they start to break down. At this point, you can mash them down with a potato masher or fork.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the chia seeds and vanilla extract. Transfer the jam to a jar and chill it in the fridge while you prepare the chia pudding.
- Make the chia seed pudding by pouring the coconut milk, chia seeds, honey and vanilla extract into a mason jar. Shake until well combined, then place in the fridge to chill and set up, along with the jam. They both should be ready within 30 minutes or so.
- Once they are set, take your serving jars or glasses and add some of the jam on the bottom, next add some of the chia pudding, then add in the peanut butter on top. If your peanut butter is too thick, gently heat it up in the microwave until it's pourable, but not too runny. Top with the (optional) peanuts and serve.
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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