Chia Pudding Bites


3 ¾ Cups Milk

2 whole bananas or freeze dryer friendly sweetener equivalent

5 tsp vanilla extract

¾ Cup + 3 tbsp whole chia seeds

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Chia Pudding Bites

Jun 14, 2023Brenda Brink
Contributed By: Live. Life. Simple.

This recipe yields 1 medium freeze dryer tray*


  1. This recipe can be made with cow’s milk or plant/ nut milks.  Add milk to a blender.
  2. Add 2 bananas for natural sweetener, otherwise use the equivalent of freeze dryer friendly sweetener and blend smooth.
  3. In a mason jar or air tight container, add sweetened milk mixture
  4. Add vanilla extract and chia seeds and mix/ shake container thoroughly 
  5. Put the container into the refrigerator overnight to allow the chia seeds to expand in the mixture.  This can be stored for up to 5 days in the fridge.  Mix or shake contents a few times during this 24 hours if possible.
  6. Remove chia mixture and add to a parchment or silicone lined freeze dryer tray.
  7. Top with your favorite topping (strawberries, blueberries, peaches, coconut etc.) and submerge topping into chia pudding.
  8. Add tray dividers in the 40 portion setting and pre-freeze if possible
  9. Freeze dry as usual ensuring that these thick bites are completely dry
  10. Store Appropriately (See Tips and Tricks for storage help)

Cycle Time:

25 hours 14 minutes


Not intended

* Extra Large Tray = 15 Cups/Tray   Large Tray = 8 Cups/tray   Medium = 6 Cups/Tray   Small = 4 Cups/Tray 
Cycle times & rehydration for reference only. Your results may vary.

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