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Whether it’s for a light breakfast, snack, or dessert, this pomegranate chia pudding parfait always hits the spot. It’s a delicious layer of creamy yogurt, chia pudding, pomegranate seeds, and sliced almonds! 

Glass of pomegranate chia pudding parfait
Photo: Gayle McLeod

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that chia pudding is one of my favorite things to make (and meal prep). It’s a sweet, but not too sweet recipe that’s loaded with nutritional benefits, thanks to the abundance of chia seeds. 

Pomegranates are also in season this time of year, so make them the shining star in this refreshing and healthy recipe. We all know that the holidays are full of heavy meals that can make you feel weighed down, but this light and fresh chia pudding parfait perfectly balances those other meals. Plus, it’s just a delightful little recipe!

Ingredients for pomegranate chia pudding parfait on a table

Pomegranate Chia Pudding Parfait Recipe Ingredients

Good news – chia pudding is super easy to make! That’s why I always have a batch prepped in my fridge or freezer. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • For the chia pudding: This is a simple mix of milk (dairy or dairy-free), chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. 
  • For the parfait: Layer it up with yogurt, pomegranate seeds, and sliced almonds.

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

How To Make This Chia Pudding Parfait

Make the chia pudding. Stir together the milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Let it rest for 10 minutes before stirring again. Cover the bowl and let it gel up in the fridge for at least an hour. 

Making chia seed pudding in a large bowl

Assemble the parfait. Star off with a layer of yogurt, then pile on the almonds, chia pudding, and pomegranate seeds. Then repeat!

Assembling pomegranate chia pudding parfait

Helpful tip: This is a great recipe to serve up buffet style and let people assemble their own during the holidays!

Glasses of pomegranate chia pudding parfait

Storage Tips

These chia pudding parfaits are best enjoyed the day of. But you can enjoy them 2 to 3 days later as well, as long as they are immediately stored in the fridge. 

More Chia Seed Recipes

Don’t forget that chia seed pudding is a simple base for many more variations. Here are a few other delicious flavors you can add to your rotation, or serve as a holiday dessert!

Enjoy this pomegranate chia pudding parfait over the holiday season, and be sure to make some for your loved ones as well! Let me know how you (and everyone else) liked this recipe in a comment below. 

Pomegranate chia pudding parfaits in glasses

Pomegranate Chia Pudding Parfait

Whether it’s for a light breakfast, snack, or dessert, this pomegranate chia pudding parfait always hits the spot!

Calories: 277kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 186mg, Potassium: 357mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 14IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 382mg, Iron: 2mg

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Recipe originally posted November 2014, but updated to include new photos and information.

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