Coconut Chia Pudding

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This creamy 5 ingredient coconut chia pudding is made with low fat coconut milk and sweetened with maple syrup. It’s easy to make and the perfect breakfast, snack or healthy dessert.

If you’re a coconut lover you’re going to love this coconut chia pudding! It’s super creamy, easy to make and the perfect recipe to meal prep for the week.

Coconut chia pudding in a glass cup, topped with fresh berries.

Why You’ll Love This Chia Pudding

  • Easy – This recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes of prep time with only 5 ingredients.
  • Healthy – This recipe is lightly sweetened and loaded with fiber, protein, omega-3s and healthy fats making it a healthy breakfast, snack or dessert option.
  • Meal prep – This recipe makes 3 servings so it’s perfect for meal prep. Make a batch over the weekend and you’ll have breakfast ready to go for a few days!
Ingredients measured out to make Coconut Chia Pudding: chia seeds, coconut, canned light coconut milk, vanilla and maple syrup.

Coconut Chia Pudding Ingredients

You only need 5 simple ingredients to whip up this chia pudding recipe. Here’s what you need:

  • lite coconut milk – the liquid base of the pudding, adding creaminess and a subtle coconut flavor. I went with lite coconut milk to keep the fat content down, but you can use regular coconut milk as well. If you’re looking for a chia pudding that doesn’t have coconut milk try my easy chia pudding or vanilla chia pudding instead.
  • chia seeds – the star of the show! They absorb the liquid to create a pudding-like texture while providing fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and protein.
  • shredded unsweetened coconut – adds a crunchy texture and more coconut flavor.
  • maple syrup – for a touch of sweetness I used pure maple syrup. Honey would be a good substitute. If you want to reduce the sugar in this recipe, just skip the maple syrup all together or use a sugar substitute like stevia or monk fruit.
  • vanilla extract – the perfect flavor enhancer for this chia pudding.

How to Make Coconut Chia Pudding

Just like with all of my chia seed pudding recipes this chia pudding recipe is super easy to make. Just mix, let sit overnight (or for a few hours) and enjoy!

Step 1: Combine the lite coconut milk, chia seeds, shredded coconut, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a bowl. Stir well and let sit for 5 minutes, then stir again to break up any clumps. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours.

Side by side photos of the ingredients in a bowl to make Coconut Chia Pudding, before and after being stirred together.

Step 2: When serving, stir the pudding to smooth it out. Add a splash of coconut milk if it’s too thick. Top with toasted coconut, fresh berries or any other preferred toppings.

Photo of Coconut Chia Pudding in a bowl, and a photo of the chia pudding added to two jars and topped with coconut and berries.

Recipe Tips!

  • Use fresh seeds: Older chia seeds might not absorb liquid as well so make sure you have fresh chia seeds!
  • Stir properly: After initially mixing the chia seeds with coconut milk and other ingredients, let it sit for a few minutes and stir again to prevent clumping. This helps achieve a smooth and consistent texture throughout the pudding.
  • Want a smoother texture? If you aren’t a fan of the texture of chia pudding, add all your ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth then let set in the fridge.
  • Add protein: Want an added boost of protein? Top this chia pudding with Greek yogurt or nut butter. You could also add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the mixture before letting it set in the fridge. You might just need to add extra milk as the protein powder will soak up some of the liquid.
Coconut chia pudding in a glass cup, topped with fresh berries.

Coconut Chia Pudding Topping Ideas

The toppings are the best part, IMO! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Fresh fruit – Add a few slices of banana or fresh berries like blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries for a burst of color.
  • Coconut flakes – Toasted coconut flakes would be delicious and amplify the coconut flavor.
  • Nuts and seeds – Chopped nuts or seeds like almonds, walnuts, pecans or sunflower seeds add healthy fats and make your pudding more filling.
  • Nut butter – Drizzle almond or peanut butter over the top for a creamy, nutty flavor with added protein.
  • Granola – A sprinkle of your favorite granola adds a satisfying crunch. Try this protein granola for a protein boost.
  • Chocolate chips – For a bit of indulgence, sprinkle some mini chocolate chips over your pudding. They complement the coconut flavor nicely.
A spoon holding a bite-size portion of coconut chia pudding over a cup of the pudding.

How to Store Coconut Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is an awesome meal-prep option because it can be stored for up to 5-7 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I like to make and store chia pudding in 16-ounce wide-mouth mason jars.

More Chia Pudding Recipes

Be sure to check out all of the chia pudding recipes as well as the full collection of breakfast recipes on EBF!

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Coconut Chia Pudding

This creamy 5 ingredient coconut chia pudding is made with low fat coconut milk and sweetened with maple syrup. It's easy to make and the perfect breakfast, snack or healthy dessert.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Soak Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 3

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Stir together coconut milk, chia seeds, shredded coconut, maple syrup and vanilla in a bowl or glass container. Let sit for 5 minutes then stir the mixture again to get out any clumps that may have formed. Place mixture in the fridge to set, at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • When ready to enjoy, portion out and top with coconut flakes and fresh berries or toppings of choice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/3 recipe | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast/Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut chia pudding
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