This coconut milk chia pudding can be made with almost any fruit! Plus, is made with coconut milk and PACKED with protein. It is a delicious sweet snack or make-ahead breakfast!
Why This Recipe Works
Chia seeds are an incredible source of fiber, and they mix well with milk based puddings as they absorb moisture, so you can achieve a thick pudding like consistency without adding heavy ingredients like cream and yoghurt.
My preference is to use coconut milk, but you can use any plant-based milk.
You can make this recipe with almost any fresh or frozen fruit, making this the perfect treat all year round. Blueberries or other berries in this recipe adds antioxidants as well as amazing flavor.
I like to sweeten the pudding also with a natural sweetener like agave nectar or maple syrup, which enhances the taste without being sickly or overpowering.
Ingredients & Substitutions
berries - I love making this recipe with any fresh or frozen berries. It is also delicious with pineapple, mango, other fruit, and even a combination of your favorite fruit.
sweetener - my preference is to use maple syrup or agave nectar in this recipe. You can also use honey, but the recipe will no longer be vegan.
cardamom - this recipe uses ground cardamom. The seeds will not break down completely in the food processor.
How to Make this Recipe
Add the chia seeds to a medium-large bowl. Blend the rest of the ingredients until smooth.
Add the blender contents to the chia seeds and stir well. Let sit 10 minutes, stir again. Refrigerate overnight. Stir in the morning. It should be the texture of tapioca pudding. If it is too dry, add more non-animal milk. If it is too wet, add chia seeds.
Will keep for 5 days in the refrigerator.
Chia Pudding FAQs
They are usually in the bulk section or cereal isle. However, some stores keep them with the dry goods like almond flour. If you can't find them, you can get them on Amazon!
Although it is healthier than regular pudding, it still has a lot of sugar. However you will find plenty of protein from the chia seeds, fiber, and vitamins from the fruit.
It lasts up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
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Coconut Milk Chia Pudding
- ¾ cup chia seeds
- 3 ½ cups dairy free milk I use coconut beverage
- 1 cup fruit fresh or frozen: berries* or other fruit like pineapple or mango
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup agave nectar or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add the chia seeds to a medium-large bowl.
- Blend the rest of the ingredients until smooth.
- Add the blender contents to the chia seeds and stir well. Let sit 10 minutes, stir again. Refrigerate overnight. Stir in the morning. It should be the texture of tapioca pudding. If it is too dry, add more non-animal milk. If it is too wet, add chia seeds.
- Will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.