Piña Colada Chia Pudding

Piña Colada Chia Pudding layers chia pudding with pineapple puree topped off with toasted coconut for a tropical start to your day!

I’m sure by now pretty much everyone has hopped on the chia seed bandwagon…I mean, they’re sold at Trader Joe’s (no hate, that’s totally where I buy mine) so it’s pretty safe to assume that chia seeds are fairly mainstream, or at least riding the trendy superfood wave pretty steadily.

Ok, so everyone’s heard of them by now, but what do we all do with them? Sprinkle them over salads? Add them to fruit smoothies? Mix them into muffins?

Let me tell you what you do if you’re anything like me.

You make chia pudding for breakfast.

Chia pudding is one of my serious jams right now. Let me just tell you the many reasons why it rocks my world:

  • You get to eat pudding for breakfast. So there’s that.
  • Chia pudding is full of fiber, making it super satisfying. Usually when I have this chia pudding in the morning I feel full until well into the afternoon!
  • This recipe is completely plant-based, but feels rich and indulgent. It makes a great healthy dessert option too!

And probably one of my very favorite things about chia pudding is how it’s a blank slate and you can doctor it up any which way you’d like. Check out my recipes for Raspberry Matcha Chia Pudding and Cacao Horchata Chia Pudding for more inspiration!

At the moment I’m loving this piña colada chia pudding parfait concoction that’s reminiscent of everyone’s favorite tropical cocktail.

How to make this Piña Colada Chia Pudding

The pudding is made with chia seeds, mixed with coconut milk to give it a thick, creamy consistency. Agave and vanilla extract give it a subtle touch of sweetness. The pudding is chilled overnight and then layered with freshly blended pineapple and topped with shredded coconut for the tastiest tropical treat.

This post was first published on Aug. 31, 2015 and updated on Aug. 21, 2109.

5 from 3 votes

Piña Colada Chia Pudding

Piña Colada Chia Pudding layers Greek yogurt chia pudding with pineapple puree and topped off with toasted coconut for a tropical start to your day!

Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut chia pudding, easy chia pudding, pineapple chia pudding
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 450 kcal
Author Denisse


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. Whisk together coconut milk, chia seeds, agave syrup and vanilla extract in a medium sized bowl or container until combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  2. Just before serving blend pineapple in a food processor or blender and puree until a smoothie-like consistency is reached.

  3. To serve, divide chia pudding and pineapple mixture evenly in alternating layers. Top with shredded coconut.

Recipe Notes

Use transparent vanilla essence to not darken the color of the chia pudding

Products I recommend for this recipe:

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  1. RK

    This looks delicious! Can you put them together & then store in the fridge? I was just wondering if it has to be eaten immediately because the pineapple mixture?

    1. Denisse Post author

      Thank you! I would definitely suggest eating right away as the pineapple mixture would melt over time…but if you are looking to prepare something in advance just substitute fresh chopped pineapple and it would be just as yummy!

  2. Kim

    Let Petit eats;
    Hi I just copied down your Pina colada chia seed pudding recipe and I am going to make your pudding today as I have all of the ingredients to make this pudding which looks so good and tasty.
    I put ground chia seeds,avocado,coconut,stevia powder and fruit in my smoothie,but I have never tried putting the regular whole chia seeds in my smoothie or in my other healthy desserts that I make at home.i am also a type 2 diabetic and I make healthy meals,snacks and desserts that are for diabetics to eat and drink that don’t affect my blood sugar very much at all.
    I will let you know what my family and I think of your pudding sometime day after I make it and we have ate your pudding.

  3. Kim

    Hi,I made your Pina colada chia seed pudding on Monday(yesterday)and my mom,my brother’s wife and I enjoyed eating your pudding and we loved eating it,it is a keeper in our recipe box,and I will deffinately make it again soon,it tasted so good and we were full for a while until we had our dinner or supper last night or evening.

  4. Aileen Lund

    Just curious as to the nutrition facts approximately. I’ve already eaten this twice for breakfast – I really enjoyed it.
    Thank you.

  5. Carmen Maria Wishlow

    Could you not jut make the pineapple puree and then put it in the fridge, then make the chia for overnight and then prepare it together in the morning? I want something quick for on the go to work or at work. I think i will try it that way and see how it works out. Sounds delicious!

    1. Denisse Post author

      I can’t exactly remember where I got them, but they are Weck jars! You can look them up, they come in all sorts of sizes and shapes.


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