Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Coconut Chia Breakfast Pudding with Honey and Fresh Berries

I'm a tad wary of chia. (Sung to the tune of I'm Just Wild about Harry.) But seriously, I'm okay with including chia seeds in a smoothie where they get blitzed to smithereens. Problem is, when I throw them in my breakfast muesli I inevitably find one of those gelatinous little guys in my teeth at 3 o'clock in the afternoon no matter how hard I brush and floss (Have I grossed you out yet?). But here, steeped in coconut milk for hours, they become almost sago-like. This pudding is so lush, I didn't know whether to have it for breakfast or keep it for dessert. And that's a problem I don't mind having.

Coconut Chia Breakfast Pudding with Honey and Fresh Berries
Serves 2

3 tablespoons chia seeds
1 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 teaspoons honey, plus extra for drizzling
200g strawberries
Handful of blueberries

Put the chia seeds, coconut milk, vanilla extract and 2 teaspoons honey into a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, overnight is ideal. The chia seeds will swell and become soft.

Spoon the chia pudding into small glasses.

Put half the strawberries into a blender with 1 teaspoon of honey and blitz until smooth. Push them through a fine mesh sieve. Pour the fruit coulis over the chia pudding. Top with sliced strawberries and a few blueberries and drizzle with a little honey.


  1. Well hello decadent desk breakfast! These little pudding cups will make me the envy of the office, and who says you can't start the day with a healthy and pretty breakfast :)
    Love your amazing photos too! #inspiration

  2. This looks so delicious, the perfect breakfast and desert!

  3. Hmmm...I too am not a chia-aholic, but you've definitely piqued my interest mentioning coconut milk. I love breakfasts which can be interchanged with dessert, kinda like chocolate cake. Yes, thank you. :)

  4. Just like you. I like adding chia seeds in my granola but the same problem's happening. I saw many recipes like yours and I should really do it!! You're giving me the motivation haha :P

  5. I have never had chia seeds but wondered if I would like them. I would definitely like this.

  6. I'll admit I'm slow to jump on the chia train.. I'm thinking though, I should at least give them more of a shot..This looks really delicious Jen!

  7. I am a massive chia pudding fan, but have only ever made my chia puddings on almond milk. Great idea using coconut milk, I must try the recipe out!