The EASIEST Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding

This Matcha green tea chia pudding with coconut makes a wonderful breakfast or snack. Just dump the ingredients into a container and put it into your refrigerator overnight.

This Matcha green tea chia pudding with coconut makes a wonderful breakfast or snack. Just dump the ingredients into a container and put it into your refrigerator overnight.

Welcome to one of the most popular recipes on my site right now! I just wanted to say hello and invite you to look around my blog, check out some recipes, and let me know what you think :-).

Have you tried chia pudding yet?

What about matcha green tea chia pudding? This chia pudding is both paleo and vegan, and perfect for anyone with food allergies.

If you haven’t tried chia pudding, you are missing a wonderful healthy treat. Chia pudding makes a delicious healthy breakfast, or a protein packed snack! I was a little scared of chia pudding at first. It was almost comical….I am sure you can imagine my original thoughts along the lines of eeewww and slimy. This chia pudding recipe will change your mind about those tiny little chia seeds.

You can read about my hesitations and how I became a convert after trying a coconut chia pudding in my post, Cherry Coconut Chia Pudding.

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Matcha Green Tea Powder

I have been experimenting more and more with matcha green tea powder in my cooking and baking recipes.

Green tea is full of antioxidants, and it even has a small caffeine boost πŸ™‚ .

Many matcha blends are not gluten free.Β It is important to read the ingredients carefully when buying matcha green tea powder. (NOTE:Β  DO NOT BUY TRADER JOE’s new matcha green tea powder in the canister!! It is full of gluten.)

If you prefer to make your own, it is very easy to make. Just take unsweetened matcha powder and add an extra teaspoon of sugar to your baking. You can also use coconut sugar, but it will change the vibrant green coloring. (3 teaspoons matcha to 1 teaspoon sugar is my favorite ratio. You can mix up a bigger batch and keep it sealed in a container to use as needed.)

Chia Seeds

If you haven’t tried chia seeds, there is nothing like a first time. Chia seeds are full of protein, healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, and minerals. Chia makes an excellent egg replacement in recipes. Just mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for 10 minutes and you have a delicious chia egg!

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This Matcha green tea chia pudding with coconut makes a wonderful breakfast or snack. Just dump the ingredients into a container and put it into your refrigerator overnight. Wake up and breakfast is ready!

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Tools To Make This Recipe:

  1. Glass Container with Sealed Lids: I use these containers all of the time. They are perfect to make chia pudding and overnight oats because they seal up air tight.
  2. Chia seeds: I prefer organic, but I am that organic freak type of person.

How to make matcha green tea chia pudding:

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Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
8 hr 5 mins
 

Easy gluten free matcha green tea coconut chia pudding.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 161 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
  • 1 1/3 cups coconut milk you can also use almond or soy milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large glass container, add all ingredients.
  2. Put on lid, shake well, and store in refrigerator overnight.

  3. Stir after the first hour, or before you go to bed.
  4. Stir again before serving.
  5. This recipe is also delicious when you garnish it with sliced almonds and more coconut.
Nutrition facts per serving (1g)
161kcal | Fat: 11g | Saturated fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated fat: 1g | Monounsaturated fat: 2g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 115mg | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Protein: 4g | Vitamin A: 3.8% | Vitamin C: 1% | Calcium: 9.4% | Iron: 10.3%

Here is a fun recipe for Green Tea Coconut Cookie Bars

Gluten Free Matcha Coconut Cookie Bars are a delicious cookie for healthy snacking.

Looking for more matcha recipes? Give this gluten free matcha banana bread a try.

Gluten Free Matcha Green Tea Banana Bread is a great way to use up ripe bananas.

Matcha Green Tea Madeleines

Gluten Free Matcha Madeleines are light and cake-like.

Matcha Green Tea Madeleines

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Comments

  1. These just shout spring to me. I love the pale green from the matcha. Lovely.

  2. Your pudding looks delicious πŸ™‚ I don’t believe I’ve ever had matcha green tea before, I need to look into that!

  3. Sandi, I want to eat this just because it is pretty! No other reason, it’s just really, really pretty, who cares that it is actually good for you. πŸ˜‰

  4. I love this, so colorful and healthy! I have a huge bag of chia seeds that have just been gathering dust in my pantry, can’t wait to try this

  5. This is so pretty! My husband loves matcha and chia seeds so this would be the perfect breakfast for him!

  6. Exquisite desert here and so beautifully shown. I can only imagine how wonderful this pudding must taste.

  7. Well, I haven’t tried either of them yet, I’m such a wimp when it comes to new textures. I am getting closer to trying though, seeing beautiful recipes like this gets me motivated! Keep them coming!

  8. What a lovely, healthy recipe – and it looks so beautiful too!

  9. What a great healthful drink!

  10. I’m a huge fan of match pudding and yours with match gree tea and coconut is just exactly the one I need to try. It looks so tasty and so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely treat! πŸ™‚

  11. Dear Sandi, I have not tried matcha yet, but this pudding sounds wonderful and sophisticated. I love the green hue. It would be so beautiful on my spring tablescape. xo, Catherine

  12. I love both chia pudding and matcha. This looks absolutely lovely! I’m ready to dig in – so nice!

  13. I’ve not tried Matcha, but this chia pudding sounds like a great place to start. I use chia seeds in so many recipes. Love the texture.

  14. I got to try chia pudding a couple weeks ago, and I LOVED it! Yours looks fabulous. Love the pretty color and the Green Tea! Awesome. Can’t wait to try it! Pinned!

  15. My daughter loves everything green tea, so we will definitely have to try this out!

  16. I am so making this tonight! I have everything in the house to make it! Just brilliant. So excited to pin and share!!! Great little recipe.

  17. I must say, I’m a little skeptical of chia seeds and edible green tea, but that looks absolutely delicious. I’m impressed that it has so few ingredients, too! It seems like something like that must be fairly healthy for you (especially given all I’ve heard about chia seeds). I don’t want to be a skeptic any longer–I plan to make this soon! Thanks for the recipe.

  18. I love the colour. This looks yummy and healthy too. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Sandi, I am taking a liking to chia seeds too and love it with coconut milk! I have to try the matcha green tea- sounds delicious! Great pictures!

  20. I love chia seeds. I have made mango chia pudding. Never tried matcha tea one. Would love to. Love the lovely green colour.

  21. Very nice and different recipe .. never made anything with chia seeds

  22. Anuradha Balasubramanian says:

    Beautiful looking dessert. πŸ™‚

  23. i was just wondering how long this keeps in the refrigerator? And how much does this recipe make? I plan on making it tonight! Thank you for posting this!

    • Hi Christine, because it is non-dairy this should keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. The chia seeds do expand, I would say the end result was about 2 cups of pudding. (I made it in a glass container and didn’t measure the end result, so this is my best guess.) I hope this helps.

  24. This sounds wonderful Sandi! I love the color and frisky matcha flavor. Pinning and posting! πŸ™‚

  25. What a fantastic color. Thanks for sharing this recipe…It makes such a wonderful presentation

  26. I love the way the chia seeds look in the glass. I haven’t come across matcha powder yet, but I’ll keep an eye out.

  27. I haven’t yet tried matcha, I’m sure it’s delicious and I know it’s on the healthy side of the scale.

  28. I have never had chia pudding or matcha and now I want to make this to try both. Looks delicious.

  29. I must admit I am somewhat wary of Matcha tea and Chia pudding. I am encouraged to try this recipe though. Your gorgeous pictures make it look delicious!!

  30. I’ve never tried chia pudding yet, but I’m intrigued by it! I should expect this version would be quite the energizer!

  31. I actually have everything in my cupboard to make this – which would be great for the supper party we are hosting tonight.

  32. I love the shredded coconut on top. I want to try this

  33. I love that you make it so healthy and tasty at the same time. I tried chia pudding before and I really love it, but never had the idea to use matcha tea as well. I will try your recipe very soon, looks perfect for a healthy morning kick! πŸ™‚

  34. Chia pudding is awesome and your version looks wonderful!

  35. Great flavor combination. This will definitely make me like Chia seeds.

  36. I love Matcha and love Chia so this pudding is something I want to try ’cause I know I will love it!

  37. I definitely have to try this! I have never had matcha green tea! It looks very pretty!

  38. This looks amazing, never tried anything like it!! Such a pretty color too!

  39. Hi. Do I made this recipe because I LOVE matcha and I loved the color! Are you sure you used 2 TABLESPOONS matcha green tea??? It was WAT too strong. I ended up adding a while can of coconut milk and more chia and it still needed more milk! My green tea powder came with a scoop, about. 1 teaspoon. Of I were to guess, 2 tsp. Match a is a more approoriate amount with this recipe. I also added 1 tsp. Vanilla and some nutmeg and a little raw honey… OMG, this is my new favorite caffeinated treat! Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Karen, I am sure I used two tablespoons, but everyone likes a different degree of strength. I am really glad you liked this recipe after amending it…I love the idea of raw honey and nutmeg. I appreciate your stopping by πŸ™‚

  40. I just tried this pudding, because it was SO pretty. I found that there was way too much matcha, like the previous commenter thought. I also used unsweetened coconut (which I already had in my pantry) and added some honey to sweeten it, as the pudding was very bitter.

    • I am sorry it was too strong for you. I find that people either like it strong like me, or in a much more mild version. I will make a note in the ingredients so people can gradually add to their taste. Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know.

  41. You mention your Matcha is sweetened, but the one I have isn’t. Would adding agave affect the consistency? Would adding an extra teaspoon of chia seeds balance the excess moisture?

    • Hi Barbara,

      I have not tried agave to sweeten. In theory, it should be fine. If you try it, can you please come back and report how it goes for others? Thank you so much.

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