If you’re looking for creative ways to add more chia seeds to your diet, then you’re in luck! These 15 recipes featuring chia seeds will provide you with a ton of nutrients and will completely change the way you think about cooking with chia seeds.

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1. Chocolate Sponge Cake

Chocolate Sponge Cake

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Soft, moist, and chocolatey sponge cake, healthy and super decadent at the same time, especially if you fill it with any frosting. This Chocolate Sponge Cake by Maja Tisma is light enough to enjoy for breakfast, snacks, or dessert.

2. Protein Scones with Blackberry Chia Jam

Protein Scones with Blackberry Chia Jam

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These Protein Scones with Blackberry Chia Jam by Vicky Coates are a healthier, gluten-free, and vegan version of the classic baked good that you can enjoy every day of the week rather than as a treat now and again. Besides the texture, one of the best things about these scones is the not-too-sweet taste. Any biscuit-like bread just begs for a thick layer of berry jam spread on top. You could of course stick with regular jam instead of the chia jam, but it’s a great reduced sugar healthier version.

3. Chia Seed and Banana Breakfast Cookies

Chia Seed and Banana Breakfast Cookies

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These Chia Seed and Banana Breakfast Cookies by Vicky Coates are loaded with protein, seeds, oats, and whole grains for a cookie that packs some serious health benefits. They are the healthiest breakfast cookies…ever! They are both gluten-free and refined sugar-free, which makes them an awesome snack, as well!

4. Peanut Butter and Jelly Fudge Bites

Peanut Butter and Jelly Fudge Bites

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Peanut butter and jelly — a magical combo that reminds most people of their childhood. These Peanut Butter and Jelly Fudge Bites by Mitra Shirmohammadi are a twist on the classic sandwich, made with a handful of wholesome ingredients and no refined sugar. You can substitute the peanut butter with almond butter, sunflower seed butter, or any other nut/seed butter of your choice.

5. Almond Cashew Coconut Energy Bites

Almond Cashew Coconut Energy Bites

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Almond Cashew Coconut Energy Bites are made with Medjool dates, raw cashews, raw almonds, coconut oil, chia seeds, and rolled in coconut! A Whole3 0 approved grab-and-go snack. These are tasty and quite easy to make! Just throw the ingredients in a food processor, roll them into balls, and cover them with coconut. Store them in the refrigerator for the next time you need a healthy snack! These coconut energy bites by Laura Nockett are grain-free and dairy-free. They’re also naturally sweetened with dates! You might want to make an extra batch––they’re addicting.

6. Coconut and Passion Fruit Chia Pudding

Coconut and Passion Fruit Chia Pudding

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This Coconut and Passion Fruit Chia Pudding recipe by Koko Brill is so nutritious! If you aren’t familiar with chia seeds, they are superfood seeds packed with goodness. They contain tons of soluble and insoluble fiber – great for digestion and they have more omega 3’s than salmon. They contain many minerals such as iron, potassium, and calcium and are very high in antioxidants. They’re also gluten-free.

7. Protein-Packed Breakfast Quinoa Bowl

Protein-Packed Breakfast Quinoa Bowl

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It may seem weird to eat quinoa in the morning but it makes a great breakfast. This Protein-Packed Breakfast Quinoa Bowl is a tasty vegan, gluten-free meal that will keep you feeling happy and full until lunchtime! The secret is making quinoa in non-dairy milk with delicious spices. Then it’s topped with fruit and protein-packed seeds and nuts for extra power. This quinoa breakfast bowl by Jesse Lane Lee is the perfect way to start your morning!

8. Healthy Spelt, Oats, Chia and Flax Seed Crisps

Healthy Spelt, Oats, Chia and Flax Seed Crisps

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These homemade Healthy Spelt, Oats, Chia and Flax Seed Crisps by Julie Zimmer are a nice change from the store-bought kind. Made with three different types of seeds, spelt flour, and rolled oats, they’re good for you and are high in fiber. To make these crisps you don’t need a dehydrator, just a basic oven, a rolling pin, and a baking sheet. They taste great alone or you can enjoy them with dips, soups, or as hors d’oeuvres topped up with your favorite savory foods.

9. Chia Rocket Pops

Chia Rocket Pops

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It’s a blast from the past with these Chia Rocket Pops by Hannah Sunderani! When you fell at the park, these popsicles always found their way into your hands. Although chia rocket pops are still in stock in the frozen aisle of the grocery store, they are incredibly easy to make at home! It takes only 15 minutes of prep for these rocket pops to take off. And they’re probably one of the easiest layered treats because you don’t have to wait for one layer to freeze before continuing to the next step. Plus, you get to say you MADE these to your friends!

10. Chia Oatmeal Cookies

Chia Oatmeal Cookies

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Cookies are a refined way of eating oats and these Chia Oatmeal Cookies by Melanie Sorrentino are so easy and delicious. Packed full of delicious flavors and chia seeds – you will love them!

11. Strawberry Pistachio Chia-Oat Bars

Strawberry Pistachio Chia-Oat Bars

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These Strawberry Pistachio Chia-Oat Bars by Anna Banister are naturally sweetened, slightly zesty, and have the perfect amount of fruit-to-oat ratio. This particular recipe calls for strawberries, but they’re easy to adapt with whatever fresh fruit you have on hand. Serve these crumbly, juicy bars as is or with a big scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream.

12. Lemon Chia Poppyseed Cookies

Lemon Chia Poppyseed Cookies

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These Lemon Chia Poppyseed Cookies by Helyn Dunn are tender, pillowy, and not too sweet. They also have a good dose of extra nutrients from the chia seeds. Go ahead and indulge in this little sweet/sour dessert!

13. White and Dark Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Chia Jam

White and Dark Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Chia Jam

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This combination of creamy double chocolate filling, rich chocolate base, and tangy raspberry jam is just irresistible. The crunchiness of the intensely chocolate base beautifully complements the softness and lightness of the chocolate filling layers, while the raspberry jam adds that gorgeous zing and cuts through the richness of all the chocolate. We highly recommend you try this White and Dark Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Chia Jam by Maja Brekalo because you might just fall in love with it.

14. Pink Chia Pudding

Pink Chia Pudding

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Oatmeal is so yesterday! This Pink Chia Pudding by Valentina Mussi is the perfect meal-prep breakfast for zero effort on mornings when you wish you could’ve stayed in bed. Just make the pudding the night before and leave it in the fridge overnight.

15. Green Smoothie Parfait

Green Smoothie Parfait

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This Green Smoothie Parfait by Mitra Shirmohammadi not only looks amazing, but it tastes amazing! It has amazing nutrients and will keep you full and satisfied!

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