Coconut Chai Chia Pudding ( Vegan)

Enjoy this delicious vegan coconut chia pudding made with chai tea steeped-coconut milk and topped with a selection of super foods; a gorgeously healthy  dairy-free way to start the day!

A glass jar of coconut chai chia pudding topped with blood orange and goji berries

Vegan Chai-Infused Coconut Chia Pudding – easy to make, nutritious, and so delicious! 

Before we dig into this Vegan Chai & Coconut Chia Pudding, I just have to say that chia pudding is one of those breakfasts that I can become completely obsessed with for a good chunk of time.

A creamy chia pudding is a gorgeous way to start the day on a healthy note. The amount of protein, anti-oxidants and omega-3 fatty acids in one serving of chia seeds is enough to make you look and feel more gorgeous when consumed regularly.

side view of ingredients for making vegan coconut chai chia pudding

Sometimes I go overboard on the chia pudding and have to take a little break, but what always keeps me coming back are the endless possibilities of flavors that its blank canvas provides.

A glass jar of coconut chai chia pudding topped with hemp seeds and blood orange

Why you’ll love this chia pudding recipe: 

  • This chia pudding recipe is simple to make but one of the most delicious and healthy ways to enjoy chia pudding.
  • It only uses 5 simple ingredients but you can completely transform it by adding different toppings. 
  • It’s the perfect make ahead breakfast, dessert or snack. Stored in a mason jars you can even bring it to work or enjoy it as a post-workout snack after the gym or even as a sweet treat on a roadtrip.
  • The coconut milk makes these vegan chia pudding really rich and creamy, without having to add any dairy.

overhead shot of chia pudding toppings including coconut, goji betties and blood oranges

Homemade chia puddings are such a great way to celebrate the seasons’ best produce. My “perfect” combination for any chia pudding always includes fresh fruit and something with a bit of a crunch, like nuts and granola.

overhead shot of a vegan Chai Coconut Chia Pudding topped with blood orange and honey

Try this Coconut Chai Chia Pudding, especially while blood oranges are still in season because they happen to go perfectly together.

honey being drizzled onto a coconut chia pudding

Toppings for chia pudding:

As for possible toppings? I’m partial to the aforementioned blood oranges (another healthy obsession), toasted coconut, goji berries, cacao nibs, hemp seeds and a generous drizzle of honey. But feel free to use agave or maple syrup if you’re keeping this recipe strictly vegan. But again, the possibilities are endless, and totally up to you.

Here are some favorite chia pudding toppings: 

  • Berries 
  • Fresh fruit
  • Passionfruit pulp
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Granola (try my paleo granola
  • Nuts or seeds 
  • Grated chocolate
  • Nut butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Homemade citrus fruit curd like my grapefruit curd.

Hands holding a jar of vegan coconut chai chia pudding topped with blood orange

Tips and variations for making this chia pudding recipe: 

  • You can have these coconut chia puddings any which way, changing up the liquid that the seeds soak in to suit your fancy. Coconut milk is my liquid of choice this time because it compliments the warming chai spices beautifully. But any non-dairy milk is fine. Sometimes I’ll add in some yogurt too if I’m craving a thicker consistency.
  • Lately what I’ve been loving is steeping teas into my chia soaking liquid prior to adding the seeds, like I did with this raspberry matcha chia pudding, which is to die for and you should definitely try. Not a fan of chai? Why not try a version with Earl Grey Tea, or make a chamomile-infused chia pudding and top it with fresh nectarines and peaches.
  • Remember to give your vegan chia pudding a good stir just before serving to reincorporate any of the coconut cream that may have risen to the top while it was chilling overnight.
  • I used blood oranges, goji berries, cocoa nibs, hemp seends and coconut but the possibilities are endless.  See topping section below. 
  • Make this a chocolate coconut chia pudding by stirring 2 tbsp of cocoa powder into the base!

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A glass jar of coconut chai chia pudding with toppings
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Coconut Chai Chia Pudding

This Coconut Chai Chia Pudding recipe is made with chai tea steeped-coconut milk and topped off with loads of superfood toppings.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword coconut chia pudding, coconut milk chia pudding, vegan chia pudding recipe
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Author Denisse

Ingredients

  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1-2 chai tea bags
  • 1 tbsp honey plus more for drizzling
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • assorted toppings such as cacao nibs, hemp seeds, toasted coconut, goji berries, and blood orange slices

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring coconut milk to a simmer over low heat. Add chai tea bags and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, stir in honey and vanilla extract. Allow to cool slightly. Discard tea bags.
  2. Transfer mixture to an airtight container and stir in chia seeds. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. To serve, transfer chia pudding to bowls and sprinkle with toppings. Finish with a drizzle of honey, if desired.

Recipe Notes

  • You can have these coconut chia puddings any which way, changing up the liquid that the seeds soak in to suit your fancy. Coconut milk is my liquid of choice this time because it compliments the warming chai spices beautifully. But any non-dairy milk is fine. Sometimes I’ll add in some yogurt too if I’m craving a thicker consistency.
  • Lately what I’ve been loving is steeping teas into my chia soaking liquid prior to adding the seeds, like I did with this raspberry matcha chia pudding, which is to die for and you should definitely try. Not a fan of chai? Why not try a version with Earl Grey Tea, or make a chamomile-infused chia pudding and top it with fresh nectarines and peaches.
  • Remember to give your vegan chia pudding a good stir just before serving to reincorporate any of the coconut cream that may have risen to the top while it was chilling overnight.
  • I used blood oranges, goji berries, cocoa nibs, hemp seends and coconut but the possibilities are endless.  See topping section below. 
  • Make this a chocolate coconut chia pudding by stirring 2 tbsp of cocoa powder into the base!
Enjoy this delicious vegan coconut chai chia pudding made with chai tea steeped-coconut milk and topped with a selection of super foods; a gorgeously healthy and dairy-free pudding that is the best way to start the day! #vegan #rawvegan #glutenfree #healthyrecipes

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Comments

  1. Mahy

    Now this is the dessert to try – not only it sounds incredible but also it looks absolutely stunning – loving it!

    Reply

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