Spiced Coconut Chia Pudding Recipe
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ACME Markets. All opinions are 100% my own.
Healthy and light, Spiced Coconut Chia Pudding is easy to make without even turning on the stove. Coconut milk is blended with chia seeds and warm spices for a simple pudding recipe that’s perfect for a snack or quick breakfast.
Even though we’ve been home a lot lately, that doesn’t mean I’m still stuck for breakfast options. I need to prepare things in advance for an easy meal so I don’t go digging for a bag of chips at 8 AM.
Prepping something light on a Sunday that will last me the whole week is easy if it’s only going to take me minutes of hands on time, like easy overnight oatmeal or this Coconut Chia Pudding. It’s one of my favorite recipes to make the past few weeks and came from a little inspiration during a live cooking demo with Annessa Chumbley, RD and my local ACME Markets.
Acme so graciously delivered a variety of healthy Open Nature® and O Organics® products for me to experiment in the kitchen with. We used these very same ingredients during the virtual cook-a-long where Annessa made a super easy and tasty granola recipe.
We’ve been making our own versions of granola pretty much weekly but the bag of chia seeds was begging to be used in a new chia pudding recipe.
Made with healthy ingredients found at my local ACME Markets, this easy Chia Seed Pudding recipe is a hit with the kids, too, making it the perfect mid-day snack. ACME Market’s Open Nature and O Organics brands have numerous lines of plant-based products including non-dairy milk alternatives, nut butters, frozen ingredients, meal solutions, and desserts.
Offering minimally processed, high-quality products, Open Nature has something for everyone in the family, including plant-based, high protein, and gluten-free options. While the O Organics line offers high-quality, 100% USDA-certified organic products in every aisle of the store. O Organics products are always non-GMO and reflect uncompromising purity and quality.
So, they’re products I feel good about stocking my kitchen with to make meal planning and snack time as easy as possible.
Coconut Chia Pudding
We are BIG fans of chia pudding and, while I love my chocolate version, this Coconut Milk Chia Pudding is light, sweet and filling.
Chia Pudding is easy to make with just three ingredients. Any type of milk will work when making chia pudding but we love the natural sweetness of coconut milk.
When chia seeds are mixed with a liquid, they naturally expand and become creamy making this pudding easy to make without even cooking a thing.
I like to use an unsweetened coconut milk and then add my favorite O Organics Maple Syrup. This way I can control the sweetness level as much as I want.
Benefits of Chia Seeds
“Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family that grows abundantly in southern Mexico. In pre-Columbian times they were a main component of the Aztec and Mayan diets and were the basic survival ration of Aztec warriors. I’ve read that one tablespoon was believed to sustain an individual for 24 hours. The Aztecs also used chia medicinally to stimulate saliva flow and to relieve joint pain and sore skin.” – Quoted from Dr.Weil
Chia Seeds are loaded with Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids which are essential fatty acids. This means you can only get them from food sources because your body can’t produce them itself.
Omega 3’s are essential in reducing inflammation and may help lower risk of heart disease and cancer. They also are thought to aid in weigh reduction.
Chia Seeds are also loaded with plant-based protein, antioxidants and fiber. They help you stay full longer which also aids in weight loss.
Add Magnesium and Potassium to the mix and you have one tiny powerhouse!
How to Make It
This recipe is so easy to make it’s almost silly. You can make as much or as little chia pudding as you want.
This is a great substitute for chocolate pudding and, as I mentioned, had the texture of tapioca. If you don’t like tapioca…this may not for you.
Chia Pudding is super simple to make. All you do is whisk together the chia seeds, coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and maple syrup.
Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Stir vigorously because the chia seeds will begin to plump up at this point and stick together.
Cover and return to the refrigerator for another 30 minutes or overnight.
Stir your chia pudding again and enjoy.
I topped mine with a drizzle of Open Nature Cashew Butter…..which is AHHHMAZING. And I’m literally addicted to it.
You can substitute the milk for almond milk, rice milk or any other milk product you like. I used low fat milk because that’s what I had when I decided to create this recipe and have been making it this way ever since.
RATIO OF CHIA SEEDS TO LIQUID
No matter what liquid you decide to use, coconut milk, almond milk, regular milk, oat milk….the ratio of chia seeds to milk will be the same. You will need 3 tablespoons of chia seeds to 1 cup of milk.
I shopped at ACME Markets in the Philadelphia, PA area, but you can also find O Organics® products exclusively at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, , Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, and Tom Thumb. Shop O Organics® affordable high-quality products at your local ACME Markets store.
ACME Markets also offers Grocery Delivery and Pick Up for convenient ways to shop!
More Healthy Dessert Recipes
If you like this chia seed pudding as much as we do, you should also try this Banana Peanut Butter Pudding! It’s just as easy with protein and potassium from the banana and peanut butter, naturally.
Get the Recipe: Spiced Coconut Chia Seed Pudding
- 1 1/2 cups Light Coconut Milk
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- 2 tablespoons cashew butter, optional
- Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.
- Cover and refrigerate for approximately 2 hours or until the mixture has reached the consistency of pudding.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- To serve, layer the chia pudding and strawberries in a small glass. Drizzle with the cashew butter and serve.