Coconut chia pudding with cherries is a delicious and healthy overnight breakfast recipe. This coconut chia pudding recipe uses fresh cherries and healthy chia seeds for a sweet flavor and incredible texture.
Have you tried making chia pudding with coconut milk yet? Chia pudding recipes are all the rage, and this coconut milk chia pudding breakfast recipe is so easy, it can almost make itself overnight in your refrigerator. Add any toppings you like!
I have always been scared to try chia pudding.
It looked gross, slimy, and lumpy. It had no appeal to me at all. Bleh!
Well, that all changed after a trip to Austin a few weeks ago and now I am eating my words. We went to Austin for a friend’s wedding. Here is a photo that sums up a real Texan wedding:
I am from Austin and if this BBQ bus had been around when I got married, I would have hired them in a heartbeat!. I am digressing a little from my coconut milk chia pudding story, but I LOVE BBQ and this bus was very cool. Not only was everything (except the bread) gluten free, but they converted the entire back half of the bus into a giant meat smoker. It was incredible!
Back to Coconut Chia Pudding.
How I came to love chia pudding:
Another thing we discovered in Austin was Snap Kitchen. This chain definitely needs to come to the Bay Area. I wrote about them in my Deconstructed Spring Rolls recipe. One dessert that Snap Kitchen had was this sweet fig and almond chia pudding. Chia pudding is made from chia seeds, which pack a nutritional punch and make a delicious breakfast or snack.
I wasn’t going near the stuff. My husband, David, was intrigued by the concept of using chia seeds to make a pudding and bought it. I was tempted to sit at a different table from him:-).
He convinced me to give it a tiny taste so I hesitantly opened my mouth. Wow! It was good. Really good. So good we bought more the next day good. Snap Kitchen’s chia pudding tastes like a flavorful coconut pudding, and if you know me, I am all about coconut!
When I was shopping at Costco and saw a big box of cherries in the produce section, I knew it was time to come up with my own coconut chia pudding recipe. This chia pudding uses coconut milk so it’s vegan, gluten free, and even paleo!
We hope you like this fresh cherry coconut chia pudding as much as we did! If you did, you will also want to try this delicious Vanilla Chia Pudding with Dates and Pecans recipe.
Shopping List for Cherry Chia Pudding:
- chia seeds
- coconut milk or dairy-free milk
- shredded coconut
- coconut sugar
This coconut milk chia pudding recipe can’t get any easier.
All you have to do is dump all of the ingredients into a container, stir, and put in the refrigerator. Start with your chia seeds. I find it is easier to use a glass food storage container or make in small mason jars!
Add your favorite non-dairy milk. I personally like using almond milk, but coconut milk and flaxseed milk also taste great in this chia pudding recipe.
Your pudding is ready the next morning. You can also try adding blueberries and other fresh fruits to this recipe. You really can’t go wrong with this healthy chia pudding with coconut milk. It’s a healthy vegan breakfast and so delicious! If you need a good wake up, try this Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding recipe too.
Is Chia Pudding Slimy?
Chia pudding can have a little bit of a slimy texture…not too different from tapioca pudding. You can add more chia seeds to thicken the pudding more to eliminate a little of this.
Is Chia Pudding Healthy?
Chia pudding is packed full of nutrients. Protein, Omega 3s, Fiber, Calcium, and more. They make a healthy addition to not only this chia pudding, but they are great for baking! Give these Oatmeal Breakfast Bars a try!
I hope you enjoy this chia pudding. The flavor of the cherries really bursts through the coconut giving it a fruity flavor. We enjoyed this for breakfast, but it could also be considered a dessert.
Do you have a chia pudding scary story to share? Don’t be scared, give it a try!
More Delicious Pudding Recipes To Try:
- 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 cup vanilla coconut milk, I used Trader Joe's brand.
- 1 cup chopped fresh cherries
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon almond slivers to garnish
- In a glass container add all ingredients EXCEPT almond slivers.
- Stir well.
- Cover container.
- Put in the refrigerator overnight.
- The next morning add almond slivers as a garnish.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 102 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 9mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 17g Protein: 1g