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This chia seed pudding recipe with coconut milk is an easy low carb breakfast idea. It’s healthy, delicious, dairy-free, and uses all-natural substitutes for sugar. Plus, you can keep it in the fridge for up to a week, making it a great breakfast or dessert meal prep.
Why Make Chia Seed Pudding with Coconut Milk
Here are some of my top reasons to make coconut milk chia pudding:
- Great for meal prep: This easy recipe with simple ingredients enables you to have a perfect healthy breakfast for up to a week.
- Dairy-free: I use coconut milk which makes a perfect substitute for dairy (or regular milk).
- Keto option: You can make a coconut milk chia seed pudding keto variation by substituting sugar with a keto sweetener. The chia seeds also contain healthy fats, which offers some great health benefits.
Adding this healthy treat to your list of healthy breakfast recipes doesn’t require a lot. Here’s what you’ll need to gather from your pantry or local grocery store:
- Black chia seeds: I’m using whole chia seeds
- Powdered sugar: I prefer powdered sugar because it mixes better than granular. To make this keto-friendly be sure to use your favorite 1:1 sugar substitute.
- Coconut milk: I’m using unsweetened coconut milk, but be sure to use and lite coconut milk for less fat. I opt to use unsweetened, canned coconut milk because sweetened, full fat coconut milk typically contains a lot of added sugar.
- Vanilla extract: For additional flavor. You can also use caramel or banana extract to suit your preference.
You can get the full list of ingredient amounts and instructions from the full recipe card at the end of the post.
How to Make Chia Seed Pudding With Coconut Milk
My chia coconut pudding recipe is summarized into these two simple steps:
- Add the ingredients into a jar or blender
- For best results, give it a good stir and mix or blend to incorporate. As it sits in the refrigerator overnight, it will turn into a delicious, creamy pudding.
Top Cooking Tips & FAQs
- Use powdered sugar, not granular: Powdered sugar is easier to mix than granular, so you’ll achieve a smooth texture faster.
- Choose unsweetened coconut milk for keto: If you’re cutting carbs or on a keto diet, unsweetened coconut will serve you better, while still giving you a delicious coconut flavor.
- Use light coconut milk to make light coconut milk chia seed pudding with less fat.
- Switch the milk if you wish: Besides coconut milk, you can also make chia seed pudding with unsweetened almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, or whatever your favorite, non-dairy milk may be.
Top this creamy chia pudding with some favorite toppings like:
- Fresh fruit: sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and more
- Coconut flakes
- Seeds and nuts
- Keto chocolate chips
How to Store Leftover Coconut Milk Chia Pudding
If you have any leftovers of this coconut chia seed pudding recipe, the best way to store them is in a mason jar or an airtight container for next time. I suggest storing it for 4-5 days.
But, you can store it for 5-7 days. Just know that as it sits, it has more and more of a gel-like consistency. You can always add a little more coconut milk and stir. But, since it’s so easy to make, I just make more.
Chia seed pudding with coconut milk will last 4-5 days in the fridge.
According to Healthline, the benefits of chia seed pudding are: it’s a great source of fiber, so it keeps you full for longer and aids with digestion; chia seeds are rich in minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.
Yes. There are many proven health benefits to chia seeds, but since they contain a lot of fiber, eating too much can cause some to have stomach and digestion issues.
For this recipe, the ratio of coconut milk to chia seeds is 4:1.
This recipe has 261 calories per serving.
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Chia Seed Pudding With Coconut Milk
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- Add the ingredients to a jar or blender.
- Mix or blend to incorporate and sit in the refrigerator overnight.
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!