This Chia Seed Pudding recipe contains only 5 ingredients and is made with coconut milk, desiccated coconut, chia seeds, nuts and raspberries. A truly healthy snack loaded with nutritious ingredients. It makes the perfect low carb, vegan, gluten-free breakfast or snack option.
First of all thank you for checking again Ramona's Cuisine! Here is a new recipe for all my chia seed pudding lovers. A tasty and nutritious way to start any day but also to make and have as a snack for those afternoon sugar cravings. It is particularly nice if you are looking for a high protein vegan breakfast or a quick snack idea. It is really versatile since you can 'tailor it' to your own liking and preferences by adding your absolute favourite ingredients. Check a little further down to see all these ingredients and variations you may add to this delicious chia pudding recipe.
I have made this last weekend on Sunday with the very last raspberries offered by our raspberry bush which was a very generous one this year and gave us some truly beautiful, big and full of flavour berries. Thanks to it, we have had a good couple of breakfasts using its flavoursome raspberries. This chia pudding is one of them. Even these
lovely magpies have had a feast on our raspberries which, I will admit, I did get a little upset about - not for sharing the berries with them but because they did break a hefty brunch loaded with fruits in their efforts to get their breadbaskets packed with antioxidants. Haha, naughty birds!
I think I am right in saying that it is not easy to find a great, quick, vegan, gluten-free breakfast recipe that is not only healthy but also one that does not break the bank! 😉
HOW TO MAKE CHIA SEED PUDDING?
There are only 3 super easy steps to make this chia seed pudding recipe and these are:
- Mix and stir the chia seeds and chosen liquid (milk, coconut water, compote, fruit juice) together in a chosen glass or jar.
- Allow it to rest for approximately 5 minutes, give it one more vigorous stir, cover and place it in the refrigerator to properly set and thicken for anything between 30 min to overnight.
- Add nuts, seeds, honey, fresh fruits whatever you like and serve. Beautiful and very simple!
Variations or alternatives:
Liquid to soak it: you may use any milk you like, fancy or have. This includes any cow's milk, coconut milk, almond milk, oats milk, cashew nut milk or coconut water - all in a full fat or reduced-fat version. I sometimes use compote to soak it up and to sweeten too;
To sweeten it: you may use of course and cane sugar, agave, maple or coconut, dates syrup, honey, desiccated coconut, homemade jam, apple sauce;
Flavours: you can add vanilla, almond, cardamom or mint oil or extract, rum essence, caramel flavouring, cinnamon;
Seeds and nuts: almonds or almond flour, hazelnuts, walnuts, pumpkin or sunflower seeds, hemp, flax seeds to name just a few;
Fruits: any fresh fruits you may like, any berries, mango, pomegranate seeds, melon, peach, apricots, apples or dried fruits like goji berries, prunes, apricots, cranberries, sultanas, dates.
other breakfast recipes you may enjoy :
- English Breakfast in a Flash
- Quail eggs with spinach breakfast
- Rice and mung beans pudding
- Yorkshire puddings - naughty I know, but imagine these for breakfast with bacon & eggs
- Dutch Baby Pancakes - oh, yes please!
No, chia pudding is not suitable for freezing.
You can store it refrigerated in an air tight container ( ideally a jar) for up to 5 days.
Any supermarket stores them now and they can be found at the whole-foods, superfoods section.
It really depends on how you like it. The consistency also depends on the seeds and the brand. I know, right?
I do between 3 tablespoons of chia seeds to 1 cup of liquid for a slightly runnier consistency but go for 4 tablespoons if you want it thicker. See how your seeds behave. You can always adjust the liquid or the amount of the seed by adding more of one or the other until you get to the consistency you like.
Easy Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
- 4 glasses or jars
- 8 tablespoons chia seeds organic
- 2 cups coconut milk (reduced fat) organic
- 4 tablespoons desiccated coconut organic (divided)
- 2 handful raspberries organic
- 4 tablespoons hazelnuts toasted and chopped
- Pour the milk into desired jars, glasses or a bowl. Stir in the chia seeds and mix well together. Let settle for 5 minutes and give these another mix until well combined.
- Add the 3 tablespoons of desiccated coconut and any flavours, sweetener (if you choose to) - see variations and alternatives in the recipe for some delicious ideas. Mix well. Cover and place in the fridge for anything between 30 minutes to overnight.
- Before serving, stir the pudding again add anything you wish to it. I only add a tablespoon extra of desiccated coconut, the nuts and the fresh fruits and serve. Enjoy!
What makes this chia seed pudding a healthy one?
Chia is such a great ingredient, it is super nutritious and only brings in very little calories. It makes a great vegan or vegetarian breakfast, super quick snack or even a dessert option.