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Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding

This post has been compensated as part of my ongoing partnership with Barlean’s.As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Brighten your day with this luscious lemon CBD recipe! A simple, make-ahead breakfast or dessert recipe complete with your daily dose of CBD hemp oil.

Overhead view of bowls of Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding garnished with fresh berries and honey

I love a good make-ahead breakfast recipe. Especially one that could double as a dessert. And my latest creation, Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding, is a new spin on the chia oatmeal/pudding that has been a hit in my house for many years now.

This time around, I’m taking inspiration from Barlean’s latest CBD hemp oil flavor to create a delicious CBD recipe that’s great for any time of day.

I’ve talked about CBD a little before. You may remember the Tropical Fruit + Chocolate CBD Parfait recipe I posted a while back. That recipe used the Seriously Delicious CBD Chocolate Mint Hemp Oil, and it was SO delicious!

The latest addition to the Seriously Delicious CBD line is Lemon Drop. Can we take a moment to swoon over this development?!

A bottle of Barlean's Lemon Drop CBD Hemp Oil

When I was tasked with creating a CBD recipe with this creamy lemon drop flavor as inspiration, my mind went to lemon poppyseed muffins.

But instead of baking, I thought it would be fun to make an overnight breakfast pudding recipe using oats and a few more ingredients so it would be substantial enough to hold me over until lunchtime but much less involved than actually baking a batch of muffins.

This Lemon Drop CBD recipe is so simple to put together. You can even scale the recipe up so you have a few days worth of breakfasts ready and waiting in the fridge for you.

Bowls of Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding with ingredients alongside

If you’re looking to incorporate CBD into your daily routine, adding it to a recipe like this is a great way to do so!

I’m going to break the process down to show you how simple this no-cook recipe is. It can be mixed and in the fridge in just 5 minutes (or less if you’re quick!). In the morning, you give it a quick stir and garnish it with some fresh berries and honey if you like, and you’re good to go.

Easy peasy. Let’s get to it!

First steps for making Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding

How to prepare Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding

The actual order that you add your ingredients to the bowl doesn’t actually matter once the banana is mashed.

I typically mash the banana in the bottom of my bowl with a fork, then add the oats, vanilla bean paste, milk, poppy seeds, chia seeds, and then the Lemon Drop CBD Hemp Oil.

I give it all a stir with the same fork that I used to mash the banana, pop a lid on, and transfer it to the fridge.

Second steps for making Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding

What is vanilla bean paste?

In the past when I’ve made other versions of chia pudding, I’d use pure vanilla extract. And if you don’t have vanilla bean paste, you can totally use that in this recipe as well.

I first learned about vanilla bean paste a few years ago when I went to an event at a local bakery and dessert studio.

The pastry chef there showed me a giant bottle of vanilla bean paste – a thick, syrupy paste made from the scrapings of vanilla bean pods and vanilla extract.

She said that she uses it almost exclusively instead of vanilla extract. The beauty of it is that you get those gorgeous flecks of vanilla bean throughout your dishes without having to scrape them out of vanilla bean pods.

Vanilla bean paste is also a less expensive way to get vanilla beans into your own kitchen.

If you’re looking to try out vanilla bean paste for yourself, I used this Madagascar Vanilla Bean Paste. It’s absolutely delicious, and really adds a high-end dessert flavor to your baked goods, ice creams, and of course, chia puddings!

There’s a great article about the difference between several types of vanilla over on Real Simple.

Third steps for making Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding

How to store Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding

I like preparing chia pudding recipes right in the container that I plan to eat them from. If I’m making it for myself to eat at home, I usually use a small glass bowl with a lid. If I’m making a big batch to serve to multiple people, I’ll mix it all up in a larger glass bowl.

I really like this set of Pyrex glass mixing bowls. They nest inside of each other, and I appreciate having a variety of sizes with tight-fitting lids.

If I’m making this to take on-the-go, to pack in a lunch box, etc. I usually make them in reusable food storage containers that have tight-fitting lids. My current favorite is the Rubbermaid Brilliance line.

I got rid of all of our old, mismatched food storage containers last year and replaced them with these pieces. I love a lot of things about them, and they’re perfect for stashing things like this CBD pudding recipe in the fridge.

Scooping a spoonful of Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding from a bowl

I’ve only ever made chia pudding as an overnight recipe, preparing it the night before I want to eat it. You could do it the same day if you want, but you’ll need at least 2-3 hours to get the chia seeds to gel, which thickens the pudding.

The time in the fridge also helps the oats soften. Be sure you use regular rolled oats, not steel-cut, as steel-cut oats have a much different texture that may not soften properly.

Serving Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding

This is the fun part! When you’re ready to dig into your chia pudding, give it a drizzle of honey (or maple syrup or agave nectar if you want to keep it vegan).

If you want a little extra lemon flavor, you could add fresh lemon zest on top.

I like adding some fresh berries to my chia pudding, too. Raspberries and strawberries add a nice contrast, but blueberries or blackberries would be great, too!

Drizzling honey onto a bowl of Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding

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Bowls of Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding garnished with berries and honey

Recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding

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Overhead view of bowls of Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding garnished with fresh berries and honey

Lemon Poppy Seed CBD Chia Pudding

  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American


Brighten your day with this luscious lemon CBD recipe! A simple, make-ahead breakfast or dessert recipe complete with your daily dose of CBD hemp oil.


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats*
  • 2/3 cup milk (or dairy-free milk alternative)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Barlean’s Seriously Delicious CBD Lemon Drop
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)


For garnish (optional)


  1. Mash banana in a bowl. Add oats, milk, chia seeds, poppy seeds, CBD, and vanilla, and stir to incorporate. Cover and refrigerate overnight. 
  2. In the morning, stir the pudding well. Drizzle with honey and garnish with fresh berries, as desired.


If you don’t have time to let this chia pudding sit overnight, give it at least 2-3 hours in the refrigerator.

To amp up the lemon flavor, add some fresh lemon zest before serving.

*Optional: use Gluten Free


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 427
  • Sugar: 28.3 g
  • Sodium: 75 mg
  • Fat: 9.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 70.8 g
  • Fiber: 15.2 g
  • Protein: 14.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.3 mg

Keywords: CBD, chia pudding, lemon poppy seed

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Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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