Break-the-Fast Healthy Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are hydrophilic – they absorb liquid – which means that when you combine them with a liquid they form a gel-like texture very similar to tapioca pudding. This chia pudding gets an extra-creamy boost from coconut milk.  

  • Author: kelseyrussellmurray
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: Snack, Dessert, Breakfast
  • Method: Chill
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 1 cup light coconut milk

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

  • Optional sweetener: 1-2 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey

  • Optional flavourings: 1-2 tsp. cinnamon, matcha powder, cocoa powder, vanilla extract


  1. Whisk the coconut milk and chia seeds (and optional sweetener/flavourings) together in a resealable container. Wait a few minutes and whisk thoroughly again.
  2. Cover and chill in the fridge for 3 hours (or overnight). If you are awake and available, stir the mixture once or twice more (no problem if you skip this step).
  3. Whisk well before serving. If the pudding is too thick, add a splash of milk while whisking. If the pudding is too thin, add another 1-2 Tbsp of chia seeds and let sit for 20-30 minutes until thickened. Sealed leftovers will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Topping Suggestions:

  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries) or banana
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew)
  • Bran buds
  • Granola
  • Shredded coconut 


Nutrition information is a rough estimate based on calculations using specific products, and without optional ingredients. 

Keywords: vegan, plant based, gluten-free, chia pudding, chia seeds