Coconut Chia Pudding

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Coconut chia pudding is quick to make. This creamy pudding is perfect for a snack, dessert or make ahead breakfast.

A small glass container of coconut chia pudding topped with raspberries and coconut flakes, wood spoon in bowl.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Quick and easy to make
  • Energy dense, Dairy-free, gluten-free and a source of fibre
  • Make ahead snack, dessert pr breakfast


Ingredients you will need

  • coconut milk
  • water
  • chia seeds
  • honey (warmed) or maple syrup
  • coconut flakes

Ingredient Notes and Substitutes

  • Coconut milk: I use full fat coconut milk. If you are going to use coconut cream instead of milk, reduce the volume to 200 millilitres (half a can) and increase the water to 1 cup of water.
  • Chia seeds: White or black chia seeds are fine
  • Honey: warming the honey will make it easier to stir it into the pudding.

How to make coconut chia seed pudding for babies

If you wish to use this recipe for babies under one year of age, please use maple syrup to sweeten the pudding not honey. Honey should not be served to infants under one year of age.


Step-by-step instructions

Below are illustrated step-by-step instructions to make my Coconut Chia Pudding recipe, if you prefer just the written instructions then head straight to the printable recipe card below.

Step one: Place the coconut milk and water in a mixing bowl. Whisk so they are well combined.

Step two: Warm the honey so it is liquid and easy to mix in.

Step three: Add the remaining ingredients (chia seeds, warmed honey and coconut flakes.) Whisk with a fork, until well combined.

A glass container filled with coconut milk chia seeds and coconut flakes, wood spoon in container.

Step four: Portion into small mason jars (optional)

Birds eye view of four containers filled with coconut chia pudding.

Step five: Cover and refrigerate overnight.

2 stacks of 2 containers filled with coconut chia pudding with lids on.

Enjoy!


Four small glass containers filled with chia seed pudding.


Tips and FAQs

Here is how you can make these Coconut Chia Puddings perfectly every time!

  • Taste the pudding mix, if you don't love the flavor of coconut you can add vanilla extract.
  • Serve your coconut puddings with fresh fruit or berries: Banana, raspberries, strawberries, sliced blueberry and mango all pair well with this pudding.
A spoonful of coconut and chia pudding above of small glass container filled with pudding.

A small glass container filled with chia seed pudding, topped with raspberries coconut wood spoon in bowl.
A small glass container filled with chia seed pudding, topped with raspberries coconut wood spoon in bowl.

Coconut Chia Pudding

This coconut chia pudding recipe is quick to prepare and so creamy to eat.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: Coconut Chia Pudding, Coconut Chia Seed Pudding
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 391kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 can coconut milk 400 millilitres
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup honey (warmed) or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup toasted coconut flakes

Instructions

  • Place the coconut milk and water in a mixing bowl. Whisk so they are well combined.
  • Warm the honey so it is liquid and easy to mix in.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (chia seeds, warmed honey and coconut flakes.) Whisk with a fork, until well combined.
  • Portion into jars (optional).
    Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

  • Taste the pudding mix, if you don't love the flavor of coconut you can add vanilla extract. 
  • Serve your coconut puddings with fresh fruit or berries: Banana, raspberries, strawberries, sliced blueberry and mango all pair well with this pudding. 
  • Coconut milk: I use full fat coconut milk. If you are going to use coconut cream instead of milk, reduce the volume to 200 millilitres (half a can) and increase the water to 1 cup of water. 
  • Chia seeds: White or black chia seeds are fine
  • Honey: warming the honey will make it easier to stir it into the pudding. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 5mg

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