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36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Louise | November 23
36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Did you know chia seeds were once a prized crop in the Aztec Empire, given to rulers as offerings? Now you can feel royal too with our list of 36 Keto Chia Seed Recipes, perfect for a sweet pick-me-up after a long day at work or as an easy and healthy breakfast to power up your morning.

Registered Dietitian Jacqueline Santora Zimmerman, RDN points to some of the nutritional benefits of these tiny seeds. “Chia seeds are a rich source of ALA, fiber, minerals, and antioxidants. Unlike flaxseeds, which aren’t fully digestible in their whole form and must be ground in order to impart their health benefits, chia seeds may be consumed intact without affecting digestion and absorption of their nutrients.”

From easy chocolate chia puddings to nutrition-packed chia smoothies, these little seeds are a superfood to savor! And don’t think chia seeds are only good for sweet treats; we’ve even thrown in a fabulous Keto-friendly chia seed cracker recipe, perfect for snacking!

Here are just a few of the Keto Chia Seeds Recipes we’ve included:

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Keto Chia Seeds Smoothie Recipes

Matcha Ketogenic Smoothie Bowl (Contains Dairy)

– Keto Summit

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Ingredients: matcha powder, greens powder (optional), coconut yogurt or Greek yogurt, chia seeds, goji berries, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, stevia (optional).

This keto chia seeds recipe is a wonderful mixture of colors and flavors, with the added benefit of the smooth yogurt base to set it all off. The seeds and berries give a lovely range of textures and are super-foods, so are packed with health-boosting anti-oxidants and can even improve your concentration. Serve this for a nourishing breakfast or a tasty lunch option.

Keto Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

– Low Carb Yum

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk, chia seeds, matcha green tea powder, lemon juice, vanilla stevia drops, plain whole milk Greek yogurt or coconut cream, glucomannan (optional thickener), crushed ice (optional).

With the higher levels of antioxidants found in matcha tea, this keto smoothie is guaranteed to get your day off to a healthy start! It is thickened with chia seeds and would make a lovely refreshing drink for breakfast. Some green smoothies can be quite a vibrant color, but this one is a more gentle shade, so not as off-putting for green smoothie converts.

Keto Green Smoothie (Contains Dairy)

– Ditch the Carbs

Keto Green Smoothie

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: chia seeds, coconut cream, unsweetened yogurt, almond milk or coconut milk, avocado, leafy greens, fresh mint leaves, ice, peppermint essence (optional), granulated sweetener of choice (optional).

This drink would be great for a healthy breakfast or afternoon snack. The avocado helps to give this smoothie its creamy consistency, and the chia seeds help with this too if you leave the drink for a few minutes before enjoying.

Beautiful Berry Chia Smoothie

– Dr. Jockers

Ingredients: full-fat organic coconut milk, chia seeds, bone broth protein, raspberries or blueberries (fresh or frozen), liquid stevia.

This amazing smoothie has all the nutritional benefits you would expect but has the added bonus of the high calcium level in chia seeds. It does not need any added sweetener as the berries provide natural sweetness, and the chia gives this a lovely texture. This recipe would even be impressive enough to give guests for dessert at a summer dinner.

Keto Green Smoothie

– Keto Connect

Ingredients: MCT oil, flax meal, chia seeds, whey protein, frozen spinach, ice, water.

This recipe is definitely for the fans of green smoothies and not so much for folks who like their drinks sweet! The smoothie is thick and has a more sophisticated flavor thanks to the spinach and whey protein. It is packed with health-giving antioxidants and nutritious minerals, but it does not have fruit in it, so I would suggest this is more designed for adults than children.

Keto Smoothie Recipe with Avocado, Chia Seeds & Cacao

– Dr. Axe

Ingredients: full-fat coconut milk, frozen avocado, nut butter of choice, chia seeds, water, cacao nibs, cacao powder or cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder, coconut oil, ice (optional), cinnamon.

The first thing you notice about this smoothie is the velvety consistency, which is so smooth because of the avocado and chia seeds. If you find your system can’t really handle solid foods first thing, then green smoothies could be a great idea for breakfast as they are so easy to make and drink. This one also has a good chocolate flavor, especially if you use the flavored protein powder.

Blueberry Coconut Chia Smoothies (Contains Dairy)

– All Day I Dream About Food

Ingredients: frozen blueberries, full-fat Greek yogurt or almond milk or coconut milk yogurt, coconut, unsweetened cashew milk, coconut oil, ground chia seed, sweetener of choice.

Smoothies can be very useful to get vitamins and antioxidants into fussy eaters, and ones like this which are packed with flavor can even help anyone recovering from illness as they are so easy to drink and taste great. This recipe uses blueberries to give a vibrant color, natural sweetness, and fabulous flavor and it can be made with frozen berries which can be sourced quite cheaply!

Keto Breakfast Smoothie (Contains Dairy)

– Essential Keto

Ingredients: water, chia seeds, heavy cream, collagen protein powder, MCT oil, almond butter, ground cinnamon, vanilla essence, liquid stevia.

When you use chia seeds to thicken a smoothie, it is not necessary to soak them for too long, but the more you soak them, the more they will swell and give a lovely creamy texture to the drink. If this is your type of smoothie to make for breakfast or as a snack, I recommend you add the vanilla and cinnamon because they really add a special note to the flavor!

Low Carb Green Smoothies

– Low Carb With Jennifer

Ingredients: frozen strawberries, frozen spinach or kale, chia seeds, almond butter, granulated Swerve, water or almond milk.

Smoothies can be the answer to a healthy breakfast if you just don’t have the time to cook, or if you need a hit of energy to start the day. This green one may look a bit grassy, but the nutritional values just can’t be ignored. This is a low carb recipe that will almost certainly give you all the energy you need to get your system started in the morning.

Keto Chia Seeds Pudding Recipes

Keto Cinnamon Chocolate Chia Pudding

– Keto Summit

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Ingredients: unsweetened cacao powder, cinnamon powder, chia seeds, coconut or almond milk, vanilla extract, stevia.

Cinnamon and chocolate are flavors that remind me of Christmas, but this flavor-filled dessert can be enjoyed any time! The chia seeds give this pudding a great consistency yet keep it low carb. This recipe can be used as a dessert, served for a quick and easy breakfast or poured into small jars for a snack on the go. Any small jars with lids would be ideal for storing this pudding in the fridge and they can be a useful addition to a lunchbox for work or school.

Chocolate Chia Pudding

– Paleo Flourish

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Ingredients: unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened coconut milk, chia seeds, unsweetened shredded coconut (for topping), spices and/or sweetener of choice.

This keto chia seeds recipe makes a delicious chocolate pudding that the whole family will enjoy and they won’t even notice that it is healthy! The chia seeds give the pudding a smooth and creamy texture and there is a good level of chocolate flavor coming through. I like to make this the night before I need it so that the seeds have the right amount of time to swell and then all you have to do is stir and serve.

Strawberry Matcha Chia Pudding

– Paleo Flourish

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Ingredients: matcha powder, coconut milk, chia seeds, strawberries, stevia (optional).

Matcha green tea gives this dessert a lovely fresh taste and when the chia seeds expand and take in the liquid you end up with a satisfying dessert with hidden pieces of fresh strawberry hidden inside. If you don’t have a cup with a lid then you can use any jar or container that has a tight-fitting lid to shake up the mixture. Serve with chopped strawberries on the top for a keto dessert that is pleasing to the eye and the taste buds!

Strawberry Orange Chia Pudding

– Paleo Flourish

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Ingredients: strawberries, small bit of orange peel, chia seeds, coconut or almond milk, vanilla extract, stevia.

It might be a bit of a surprise, but strawberries and citrus go so well together! The orange helps to bring out the natural sweetness of the berries and gives this pudding a really fresh flavor. This recipe suggests serving this in small jars and in the past I saved baby food jars for this, but if you don’t have any, why not serve it in a liqueur glass, especially if this is dessert for a dinner party.

Mocha Chia Pudding

– The Nourished Caveman

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: herbal coffee, dry chia seeds, coconut cream, vanilla extract, Swerve, cacao nibs.

Just because this keto recipe is for a pudding, you are not restricted to when you can enjoy it! If you like coffee and chocolate together, you can eat this for breakfast, dessert, or as a healthy snack during the day. This pudding tastes rich and indulgent but is not heavy on the digestive system. If you don’t like coffee you can simply make this a chocolate pudding and miss out the coffee part!

Strawberry Almond Milk Chia Pudding

– Low Carb Yum

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: unsweetened almond milk, chia seeds, vanilla stevia drops, monk fruit liquid extract, lemon juice, fresh or frozen strawberries.

This recipe is another example of the citrus and strawberry partnership, giving this pudding a fresh and summery taste. It would be great as a keto dessert, but if you have a small jar with a lid, it is portable enough to take to work or to put in a lunchbox for school. If you can’t have nut milk, this recipe works with whatever low carb milk you can tolerate without it altering the flavor too much.

Low Carb Keto Chai Chia Pudding (Contains Dairy)

– My Keto Kitchen

Ingredients: water, heavy cream, fennel seeds, ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, ground ginger, black tea leaves, Natvia, chia seeds.

I have noticed recently how many more recipes there are for dishes using tea and this lovely pudding is a great one! It is smooth and creamy but packed with flavor as you are adding spices like ginger and cinnamon, which give the pudding a warming taste – perfect for a winter dessert. If you are unlucky enough to have a sore throat, this would make a great breakfast as the ginger can help ease your throat.

Low-Carb Berry Chia Pudding (Contains Dairy)

– Keto Diet Blog

Ingredients: chia seeds, coconut milk or heavy whipping cream, water or almond milk, cinnamon or sugar-free vanilla extract, erythritol or Swerve, or other low-carb sweeteners, stevia extract, fresh or frozen berries.

Here is a lovely recipe for a chia pudding that is simple to make, but is quite pretty and would make a good dessert served in a lovely glass. Leaving some of the berries whole gives you a burst of fruity flavor as you eat, but because you can use frozen berries this pudding is cheaper to make than some. Chia seed puddings can be made the day before for a quick breakfast too.

Simple Chocolate Keto Chia Seed Pudding

– Low Carb Spark

Ingredients: unsweetened coconut milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, unsweetened cocoa powder, cinnamon powder, sweetener (optional).

If you have fussy eaters in your family, chia seed puddings can be the answer to getting them to eat healthy without the usual moans! This keto chia seeds recipe has a lovely smooth texture and the recipe can be adapted to suit your taste. If you like fruit puddings you can add some frozen berries or berry puree, or you can spice things up by adding some cinnamon which really complements the chocolate.

Other Keto Chia Seeds Recipes

Easy Nut & Seed Keto Granola

– Keto Summit

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Ingredients: whole almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, cacao nibs, coconut flakes.

This granola can be made in big batches and stored for use during the week, but it takes just a couple of minutes to throw it together so can be made fresh each morning. This makes a perfect energy-rich start to the day if you are no-sugar, and the slow release will boost your system till lunch. Serve with nut milk of your choice – almond milk or coconut milk work well here.

Mixed Berry Chia Jam

– Meatified

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: mixed berries, lemon juice, chia seeds, vanilla extract.

With only a few ingredients, this must be the healthiest jam around! It is packed with the flavor of the fruit, freshened with a little lemon juice, but if you like your jam really sweet you can add some honey. This recipe makes around a pint of jam, which is more than enough for the family and it can be stored in a jar in the fridge. To make it even easier you can use frozen berries for this keto recipe!

Keto Coconut Chia Bars

– The Nourished Caveman

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: chia seeds, water, shredded dried coconut meat, coconut oil, confectioners Swerve, vanilla extract, cashews.

I was amazed recently when I found out that the Mayan people knew about chia seeds and their health benefits! How come it took us so long to catch on? Chia can be used in smoothies, puddings and in snack bars like these to increase your fiber intake. The cashews in these keto bars give a lovely flavor to offset the coconut and give you even more goodness. These are also portable and make a great addition to a lunchbox.

Cheesy Flax & Chia Seed Cracker Bread (Contains Dairy)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: ground flax seeds, chia seeds, eggs, shredded cheddar (extra sharp), garlic powder, salt, pepper.

When I made these the first time, I cut them too thick and they weren’t as good, so I recommend you cut them thinner and that way they can be used as keto crackers. They have a lovely crunch and the cheese gives a great savory flavor, but this is a recipe you can play around with. Try adding some heat from Tabasco or use different types of cheese till you find your favorite ingredients.

Sugar-Free Chia Jam

– Ditch The Carbs

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: berries fresh or frozen, chia seeds, lemon juice, granulated sweetener of choice, water.

Gone are the days of boiling fruit and sugar for hours to make homemade jams – chia seed jam is ready in minutes! It can be used wherever you used jam before, but here are some lovely ideas. Try spreading this on low carb pancakes, use it as a topping for ice cream or as the fruit layer on top of a cheesecake! You can even grind the chia seeds to a fine meal if your family doesn’t like bits in jam.

Strawberry Rhubarb Paleo Mini Tarts

– Beauty and The Foodie

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: fresh strawberries, stalks of rhubarb, coconut flour, Swerve or other low carb sweetener equivalent, chia seeds, cold water, coconut flour, butter or coconut oil, egg, drops stevia liquid.

Just like citrus fruits, rhubarb has a super-tart flavor, but paired with sweet berries it makes a great filling for pies. These little mini tarts would make great desserts or as a summery treat and they are gluten-free and grain-free, which makes them great for people with these dietary issues. These would make a great gift to take to a pot-luck as they look impressive, and if you eat dairy they go really well with heavy cream!

Chocolate Strawberry Tarts Paleo (Contains Dairy)

– Beauty and The Foodie

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: strawberries, granular erythritol or other sweeteners, coconut flour, chia seeds, water, butter or coconut oil, egg, sea salt, liquid stevia, ghee, cocoa powder, full-fat coconut milk or heavy cream, vanilla extract.

This is a versatile recipe as you can use different fruits, depending on what is in season, or you can use frozen berries. The filling in the tarts will set because of the chia seeds, so these can easily be cut for easy eating. If you choose to use the ganache on top, you will find it adds a rich and glossy chocolate topping that goes so well with the freshness of the fruit, and who doesn’t like strawberry and chocolate?

Chia Seed Strawberry Jam

– Healy Eats Real

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Photo Credit: Hannah from Healy Eats Real

Ingredients: frozen berries, chia seeds, lemon juice.

Chia seed jam is so quick and easy to make and the health benefits over store-bought jams are amazing! Chia seeds are high in calcium, so this jam is great for kids to keep their teeth and bones strong but without the damaging sugar that’s usually involved. This method really brings out the natural flavor of the fruit and can be enjoyed on bread or in yogurt for a lovely fresh breakfast dish.

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

– Slim Palate

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Photo Credit: Josh from Slim Palate

Ingredients: coconut flour, chia seeds, baking soda, lemon zest, salt, vanilla extract, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, almond milk, liquid stevia, eggs, coconut oil.

This lemon muffin recipe uses chia seeds to give the texture to the cakes, leaving them a bit like poppy seed cake, but if you like lemon you are going to love these! You get a lovely citrus kick contrasting with the sweetness of the muffin, and the vinegar gives an added freshness to the flavor. I found these stuck quite badly the first time, so now I use a silicone muffin tray and they slide out easily.

Sugar-Free Berry Chia Fresca

– Ditch The Carbs

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: water, frozen berries (raspberries), chia seeds, granulated sweetener of choice.

If you have kids no doubt you have struggled to find drinks for them that they will enjoy but that are not packed with extra sugar, so why not try giving them this delicious fresca drink! There is no need to add much sweetener, depending on the natural sweetness of the fruit, so you can taste it before you serve it to see how much to add. I have also made this recipe with blueberries and it tastes amazing!

Low Carb Cinnamon Keto Cereal

– My Keto Kitchen

Ingredients: unsweetened shredded coconut, unsweetened coconut flakes, flaked almonds, flaxseeds, pepitas, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, ground cinnamon, erythritol, coconut oil, vanilla extract.

Homemade cereals are great if you don’t want to eat all the added nasties often found in store-bought ones and they are quite quick and easy to make. This cereal is packed with fiber and protein and stores well for a week in the fridge. You could eat it as it is with some nut milk, top with some fresh berries for added flavor, or stir it through some natural yogurt for a creamy yet crunchy keto breakfast.

Sugar-Free Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

– Low Carb Maven

Ingredients: frozen blueberries, lime juice, erythritol, water, lime zest, chia seeds.

One of the added benefits of chia seed jam is that it is very low in calories, so if you are watching your weight but need something sweet, this recipe could be the perfect answer! Unlike traditional jam recipes, this one does not require hours of preparation, just a few minutes to cook down the fruit, blend in the chia seeds and allow to sit overnight, then serve this wherever you would normally serve jam.

Cheesy Chia Seed Crackers (Contains Dairy)

– The Iron You

Ingredients: egg, chia seeds, almond meal/flour, grated Parmesan cheese, sea salt, ground black pepper, ground cayenne pepper (optional).

When you are following a food regime, it can be difficult to get things like crackers to satisfy your need for crunch, so this recipe would come in very handy! The crackers have a lovely crunch and a rich, cheesy flavor and they store quite well in an airtight container. I serve these on film nights with a dip or crumbled over salads and soups to give a bit of extra texture.

Keto Rocket Fuel Cafe Mocha with Chia Seeds

– Healthful Pursuit

Ingredients: brewed coffee or tea, full-fat coconut milk, cacao powder, chia seed, MCT oil or coconut oil, vanilla bean powder or vanilla extract, stevia.

For those of you who don’t know, bullet-proof coffee is highly recommended for extra brain power and sustained energy, so this recipe would be a great way to start your day! This mocha is creamy because of the MCT oil and has a lovely chocolate hit from the cacao powder, and has the added benefit of the fiber from the chia seeds. So next time you are facing a really busy day, why not give his a try?

Low Carb Overnight Chia Oatmeal

– iSave A to Z

Ingredients: chia seeds, unsweetened shredded coconut, vanilla, coconut milk, almond milk, stevia, pumpkin spice seasoning, cinnamon.

Here is the perfect keto alternative to oatmeal for breakfast which can help get you off to a great start. It is full of nutritious ingredients and can be enjoyed warm or cold. I like to serve this warm in the winter as it brings out the flavor of the cinnamon. You can eat this as is or top it with some berries if you prefer. Store this in a mason jar for a busy morning then you can take it to work with you!

Chia Seed Tea

– Keto Domain

Ingredients: brewed tea (green, black or herbal), chia seeds.

If you don’t like or can’t have coffee, chia seed tea can be a useful drink to make the first thing to get your system up and running in the morning. Chia seeds are filled with fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3s, so there is no reason why you can’t get the same boost that the coffee drinkers get. If you prefer the chia seeds to swell right up, leave the tea to sit for 10 minutes before drinking it.

Chia & Coconut Flour Crackers

– Divalicious Recipes

Ingredients: coconut flour, chia seeds, coconut oil, boiling water, salt, (Optional: rosemary and garlic powder).

This chia seed recipe gives you savory and flavorful crackers that could be served with soups or chili or just on their own, but I like to serve these with a relish as an alternative snack on game night. You have all the fiber from the chia and coconut, but with the added flavor of the herbs and seasonings. My favorite crackers made with this recipe have garlic and ginger, but I would imagine any herb mix would work.

Keto Oatmeal: 5-Minute Low Carb N’oats

– Perfect Keto

Ingredients: unsweetened almond milk, hemp hearts, flax meal, chia seeds, coconut flakes, cinnamon, vanilla MCT oil powder or erythritol and coconut oil).

One of the great benefits of this breakfast dish is that it is high in good fiber because of the chia seeds and hemp hearts, and they have both been proved to aid digestive problems and help keep the gut healthy. This is a great dish if you like the flavor of coconut and it has the warming taste of the cinnamon to finish it off. This makes a great recipe for breakfast on a chilly day as it is hearty and satisfying.

36 Keto Chia Seeds Recipes for Sweet Treats and Snacking!


Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.