Coconut Chia Pudding Recipe

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Coconut Chia Pudding is a nice change of pace from the usual paleo breakfast.

Coconut Chia Pudding Recipe |

It makes a great snack, too! Sometimes, eggs for breakfast can get quite boring. If you’re in a rut and looking for something new, give this Coconut Chia Pudding a shot.

This is the first chia pudding I ever made, and it served as the inspiration to my mega-popular 3-Ingredient Banana Pudding recipe. The truth is, there are so many ways to change this recipe up. You could use a different kind of dairy-free nut milk, add other mix-ins, or experiment with lots of tasty toppings. Think of this as a blank template upon which to build!

Chia seeds, high in Omega-3 fatty acids, have an interesting ability to gel up upon mixing with liquid and create an almost tapioca-like texture.

If you want to bump up the protein content, try adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder or even some unflavored grass-fed collagen.

I kept this version unsweetened, but you could definitely add in some honey or maple syrup to make it more dessert-like.

It’s best to let the chia seeds sit for 1-2 hours to soften and absorb as much liquid as possible which will yield a nice thick texture. Feel free to experiment with different spices as well.

Coconut Chia Pudding Recipe |

Coconut Chia Pudding

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Paleo
Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 2
Calories: 319 kcal

Coconut Chia Pudding is a nice change of pace from the usual paleo breakfast. Chia seeds naturally gel to form a thick custard-like treat!



  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Mix the chia seeds and coconut milk together in a mason jar or other glass container.
  2. Blend in the vanilla extra and spices.
  3. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours (but at least 30 minutes) for best texture. Serve with shave of dark chocolate, a splash of maple syrup or just as is.
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Chia Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 21g105%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 321mg9%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 6g24%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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