This creamy overnight coconut milk Chia Pudding recipe is the easiest make-ahead healthy breakfast recipe. It only requires three ingredients and under 15 seconds of preparation. It is paleo, vegan, whole30 friendly and can be made keto.

Overnight, this nutritious breakfast chia pudding recipe will be ready for you to grab-n-go in the morning.

When I was working my 9-6 corporate job, the last thing I wanted to think about was finding the time to make breakfast in the morning.

Maybe your mornings don’t look as hectic as mine…

This super easy overnight chia pudding will save you a lot of time and you get to enjoy a healthy and filling breakfast that will energize your whole day.

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Easy, Healthy and quick Chia Pudding Recipe

One of my favorite parts about chia seeds is the texture. Chia seeds gel up when mixed with liquid. I love adding it to my oatmeal or make berry chia jam because of the creamy and jelly-like texture they provide.

Check out recipes for my Chocolate Chia Oats and Berry Chia Jam

You can enjoy this healthy and creamy Chia Pudding as breakfast, snack, or dessert. If you know me, the line between breakfast and dessert is pretty blurry.

A few Simple Steps to this Chia Pudding Recipe

When I say this chia pudding recipe will take you under 15 sec to make, I wasn’t joking.

dairy free milk is being poured over healthy nutritious seeds

Here is how you make it:

1. Mix chia seeds and milk together (approx. 5 sec)

Firstly, in a mason jar, mix ¼ cup chia seeds with 1 cup coconut milk (see other dairy-free alternative options below).

2. Shake it up (approx.. 5 sec)

Second, put a cap on the mason jar. Shake it well or give it a good whisk using a fork if you are preparing this chia pudding in a bowl.

3. Refrigerate overnight (approx. zero effort)

Refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours

4. Add Toppings (approx.. 5 sec)

In the morning, simply take the chia pudding jar out of the fridge and add toppings of your choice.

There is a table with 5 bowls on it. one has coconut milk, on has honey, one has raspberries and blueberries, one has seeds and the last one had shaved coconut

Tip:

To prevent chia seeds from clumping up, you can either give an extra shake or stir after about 15 minutes of soaking, or you can shake it up really well in the morning before serving.

Sometimes I use a little traveling frother to break up the clumps. This will ensure your chia pudding comes out smooth and creamy.

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The perfect ratio for the Most Creamy Chia Pudding

¼ cup chia seeds + 1 cup liquid of Choice

This ratio is made in order for the chia seeds to soak up all the liquid completely.

a spoon full of creamy chia seed pudding topped with coconut, raspberry and a blueberry

You can adjust the texture to your preference accordingly. So if you add more liquid, the texture will be looser. Vice versa, if you add less liquid, some of the chia seeds may not get the chance to swell up. The chia pudding will come out a little chewy and maybe even crunchy.

Tips:

If you accidentally add too much liquid (oops):

In order to save this delicious breakfast, you can microwave the chia pudding for a minute or two. The heat will increase the chia seeds’ ability to soak up a bit more liquid.

Dairy-Free Alternatives for Chia Pudding

In this recipe, I used canned coconut milk. But if you are like my husband (not a coconut fan), I’ve got you covered with a few other options below.

a glass jar of homemade oat milk

1. Coconut Milk

I love using full-fat coconut milk for this recipe. It is thick, coconut-y, and sweet. It makes the chia pudding extra creamy.

2. Cashew milk or other dairy-free milk

I also love using my homemade cashew milk to mix this chia pudding with. You can find the easy 2-ingredient recipe HERE.

3. Other dairy-free Milk:

Oat, hemp, or flax milk, the options are enormous these days

4. Full-Fat Milk (Dairy)

If you don’t have an intolerance or dairy restriction, 1 cup of organic full-fat milk will do the justice for this sweet and creamy chia pudding as well.

Spice up the Chia Pudding Breakfast Recipe

You can spice up this simple chia pudding recipe with chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, berry, golden milk, or whatever comes to mind. The sky is the limit when it comes to mix-ins and toppings.

there is a glass full of coconut shaves, fresh raspberries and fresh blueberries.

Here are a few of my favorite flavors to add:

  1. Cinnamon: ½ tsp of cinnamon
  2. Chocolate: 1 tbsp of cacao powder
  3. Classic Vanilla: ½ tsp of Vanilla extract
  4. Golden Milk: 1 tsp of Turmeric and ½ tsp cardamom
  5. Maple: 1 tbsp of maple syrup or honey

Here are a few of my favorite Toppings:

  1. Fresh or frozen Berries
  2. Granola
  3. Nut butter
  4. Raw Nuts
  5. Coconut Shavings

Last but not least, scroll down to the recipe to give this creamy chia pudding a try. This healthy and easy breakfast definitely won’t disappoint.

You can also make a big batch of chia pudding at a time and keep it in the fridge for a few days. It is so easy to make.

This creamy chia pudding is the perfect meal prep to start your day off!

Ooo also I look forward to seeing your creations! You can use “Tried it” on Pinterest or share on Instagram by tagging #shuangyseasts

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Get the recipe:Creamy Vegan Chia Pudding {3 Ingredients}

This easy, sweet and creamy chia pudding recipe is the perfect healthy breakfast on-the-go. It is vegan, paleo and gluten dairy free
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp keto maple syrup

Toppings of choice

  • Berries
  • coconut shreds

Instructions 

  • Combine chia seeds, maple syrup, and coconut milk in a mason jar
  • Close the cap and shake the mixture well
  • Let the chia pudding sit in the refrigerator overnight
  • Take it out, add Toppings and Enjoy!

Notes

  1. * You can use maple syrup, honey (non-vegan), or keto-friendly liquid sweetner here.
  2. ALWAYS add toppings. Pick your favorite toppings (see suggestions above in the post)!
  3. You can add different flavors to spice up this chia pudding recipe. (See suggestions above in this post)
The Nutrition facts below do not include toppings.
Calories: 385kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g, Sodium: 24mg, Fiber: 17g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

pinterest picture for creamy coconut chia pudding. There is fresh frout on the picture as well