Coconut Milk Chia Seed pudding

By Rena |

Creamy, refreshing, chilled, and full of protein, this chia seed pudding is made with coconut milk for the best, easy healthy flavors. If you love chia pudding, then will love this simple flavorful recipe that you can top with your favorite fresh berries!

easy Coconut Chia Pudding in two glasses with fruit

Coconut chia pudding is so comforting and refreshing in all different types of ways. This chia pudding with coconut milk is incredibly flavorful with natural nutty flavors of coconut that are accompanied by sweet maple syrup and light yogurt. A combination that is so delicious!

You can enjoy this chia pudding recipe with your choices of fruit like raspberries, fresh kiwi, blueberries, and strawberries–the options are endless. Prepare this pudding for breakfast on the go or as a light snack in the afternoon.

Easy Coconut Chia Pudding with kiwi and fruit served in glass dish

Why This Chia Coconut Pudding is the Best

  • Quick and easy: Chia coconut milk pudding is so simple to prepare within minutes in just a tiny dish! Allow the pudding to set in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving to enjoy this tasty chilled pudding.
  • Full of flavor and fresh: Refrigerated puddings are great for summertime when it is hot and you just want to cool down. This chia seed pudding recipe is incredibly flavorful and semi-sweet with fresh fruit to yield a refreshing snack.
  • Healthy with protein: Chia seeds are full of fiber, protein, healthy fats and omega-3s, and much more. When you eat this balanced snack, you will feel more recharged, alert, and ready to tackle the day.
  • Vegan-friendly: If you’re vegan, then you can make this recipe, too! Simply use dairy-free yogurt.
coconut chia pudding in glass dish with fruit

Ingredients

  • Coconut milk: Creamy light coconut milk is used with chia seeds so the pudding is naturally nutty and smooth. You can use either canned coconut milk or the type from a carton.
  • Chia seeds: A handful of chia seeds allow this pudding to be full of protein and rich in nutrients which is exactly what you may want to fuel your body for the day.
  • Maple syrup: Sweet and sticky maple syrup gives the chia pudding a natural sweetness that is not overpowering or artificial. Maple syrup is rich in flavor and subtly sweet.
  • Yogurt: Light, low-fat vanilla yogurt is used as another base for the pudding to make sure it has the pudding consistency. Yogurt is filled with healthy probiotics and gives the chia pudding another boost of protein.
  • Optional: Use your favorite fresh fruit you have on hand. We like to use raspberries, kiwi, bananas, etc. You can even top the pudding with coconut flakes, extra chia seeds, nuts, seeds, etc.
coconut chia pudding recipe with raspberries and kiwi in glass dish

How to Make Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

First, in a small glass container, whisk together the coconut milk with the chia seeds, maple syrup, and yogurt. If you are using protein powder instead of yogurt, then mix the protein powder in here.

Next, cover the container and place it in the refrigerator for at least two hours to allow the pudding to set. The pudding will be thick and creamy when it is ready.

coconut chia pudding recipe with raspberries and kiwi

Finally, serve the coconut pudding with your favorite add-ons and fruits. There are so many delicious options to serve this chia pudding with.

Notes and Tips About Chia Seeds in Coconut Milk

  • Use any kind of dairy-free milk in place of coconut milk. Oat milk is a great option.
  • Make sure the chia seed pudding has been set in the refrigerator for at least two hours. You can also allow the pudding to settle overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Use dairy-free yogurt for vegan, coconut chia pudding.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four to five days.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does chia pudding with coconut milk last?

You can enjoy this chia pudding stored in the refrigerator for up to four days for the freshest flavors. You can also freeze chia pudding!

Can you make chia pudding with coconut milk?

Yes, we love to make chia pudding with coconut milk because it is naturally nutty and full of healthy fats. You can use different types of plant-based milk, too, like oat or cashew.

Is Chia pudding with coconut milk good for you and healthy?

Naturally dairy-free and full of protein, this recipe is healthy because it is nutrient-dense and filled with natural plant fiber.

Can coconut water go in chia pudding?

Yes, you can create this chia seed pudding with coconut water! Coconut water is full of electrolytes and is a great substitute.

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Coconut Chia Pudding with raspberries and kiwi in glass

Coconut Milk Chia Pudding Recipe

Creamy, refreshing, chilled, and full of protein, this chia seed pudding is made with coconut milk for the best, easy healthy flavors. If you love chia pudding, then will love this simple flavorful recipe that you can top with your favorite fresh berries!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Rest Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Light Coconut Milk or from a carton; 8 ounces
  • ½ Cup Chia Seeds
  • 2 Tablespons Maple Syrup
  • ¼ Cup Vanilla Low Fat Yogurt or 1 scoop vanilla whey protein; use dairy-free yogurt for vegan chia pudding
  • Optional garnishes: fresh berries

Instructions

  • Whisk together the coconut milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and yogurt.
  • Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until mixture has thickened.
  • Serve and top the pudding with berries if desired.

Notes

Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Notes

  • Use any kind of dairy-free milk in place of coconut milk. Oat milk is a great option.
  • Make sure the chia seed pudding has been set in the refrigerator for at least two hours. You can also allow the pudding to settle overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Use dairy-free yogurt for vegan, coconut chia pudding.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four to five days.

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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  1. Lynne says

    Hello Rena

    I am into Lower carbs and a bit more fat. I am looking for more like a dessert pudding. Can I omit the protein powder or the yogurt to make it a healthier dessert?

  2. Katie says

    What is the size of the can of coconut milk? I couldn’t find a can at my grocery store only a box carton and I wasn’t sure if I should use the whole thing..
    Thanks

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