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Basil Seed Pudding

Basil Seed Pudding provides an easy and healthy breakfast, snack or treat. Use coconut milk or nut milk for a delicious dairy-free, Vegan option. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled, depending on the number of people/servings you'd like to make. Paleo, Keto, Vegan, GAPS, Gluten-free and great for most diets. Lectin-free!
Course Breakfast, lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword basil seed, gluten-free, keto, lectin-free, paleo, pudding, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 194kcal
Author Megan
Cost $1


  • bowl and whisk, or glass/jar and spoon



  • 1/2 cup milk of choice, OR you may make the pudding with water and then top it with and stir in a bit of cream of choice after it's thickened
  • 2 Tablespoons basil seeds
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup optional, or low carb sweetener for Keto; honey for GAPS
  • pinch sea salt optional


  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup milk of choice (To make the pudding drinkable, use 1 full cup of milk.)
  • 2 Tablespoons basil seeds
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup optional, or low carb sweetener for Keto; honey for GAPS
  • pinch sea salt optional


  • In glass or bowl of your choice, stir or whisk together the ingredients: milk or water, basil seeds, optional sweetener of choice and sea salt.
    ingredients process photo of basil seed pudding
  • Allow to thicken 15 to 30 minutes.
    triple batch of pudding process photo
  • Serve, or cover and refrigerate.
  • Basil Seed Pudding keeps covered in the fridge for 4 to 5 days. Serve with favorite toppings, such milk of choice, sweetener, berries, Strawberry Topping, cocoa nibs, nuts or seeds, fresh banana (not for Keto) or coconut whipped cream.
    bright raspberries on top of basil seed pudding


Chocolate or Carob Basil Seed Pudding variation

To make this recipe with carob or cocoa, use the same amount of milk, basil seeds, sweetener and sea salt as indicated in the recipe above:
  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together 1 Tablespooon carob or cocoa with milk of choice.
  2. Stir over medium heat until the mixture is steamy hot, but not yet simmering.
  3. Cool to warm or room temperature, then whisk in sweetener of choice and basil seeds.
  4. Allow to thicken at least 15 to 30 minutes. Chill 3 hours or overnight, if desired.

The following nutritional facts are for the Keto Low Carb version of this recipe.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 14g | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 1mg