Pomegranate Chia Pudding Parfait


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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

5 from 10 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Refrigerator Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Lisa Bryan


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


For the chia pudding

For the parfaits

  • ½ cup yogurt (dairy or dairy-free)
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds


  • To make the chia pudding: Stir together the almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Let rest for 10 minutes, then stir again once the seeds have started to gel. Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge for at least one hour.
    Chia pudding in a bowl
  • To assemble the parfaits: Dollop yogurt in the bottom of a glass jar. Top that with a few spoonfuls of chia pudding, then a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds, a sprinkle of almond slices, more chia pudding, yogurt, and pomegranate seeds.
    Making pomegranate chia pudding parfaits
  • Serve immediately or make the chia pudding parfaits ahead of time and place in the fridge until ready to serve.
    2 clear glasses of pomegranate chia pudding parfaits


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
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chia pudding, Chia Seed Pudding
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Recipe originally posted November 2014, but updated to include new photos and information.

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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. I had some leftovers pomegranate seeds from the holidays and was trying to come up with an easy way to use them. This was the perfect recipe. The flavor combination of almonds and pomegranates pair perfectly with the creamy chia pudding. I’m glad I gave it a try…and now have a new breakfast option I love.5 stars

  2. Delicious! I’ve been enjoying this for breakfast all week. It’s a healthy tasty way to help meet my nutritional goals. 💕 Thanks again for yet another wonderful recipe!
    Cynthia 5 stars

  3. FYI- a triple batch of chia seed pudding perfectly fills a quart wide mouth mason jar.

    Thanks for the inspiration for a new make ahead breakfast for myself and my family! I love your blog so! I can’t get pomegranate seeds for this batch, but have several homemade jams (many without sugar) that will certainly work. One “jam” we love around here is dried apricots cooked with lemon juice and a little water until soft, then puréed until it makes a smooth spread. You can do the same with many dried fruits, it’s especially nice when you need a fruit spread in a pinch. 5 stars

      1. Hi Vicky – You can always count on this chia pudding parfait for a healthy breakfast or snack!

  4. This is so simple to assemble and is great on taste too. I added roasted almonds for that extra crunch. I’ve been following your recipes. And every single one has turned out great :)5 stars

    1. Hi Judith- So glad to hear you’ve been enjoying all my recipes so far! Will definitely need to make more chia parfait recipes as well :)