This creamy and flavorful Orange Coconut Breakfast Chia Pudding (Vegan) is packed with nutrients, fiber and protein to help you start your day off right. Its easy, healthy, tasty and a no-cook recipe.
Chia seeds soaked in the refreshing flavor of oranges and coconut milk is a unique twist on the classic chia seed pudding recipe.
Chia pudding with coconut milk is a vegan version with the addition of fresh oranges for the best taste.
This breakfast pudding is packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants to boost the immunity at the same time. Its naturally gluten free and vegan.
I promise you will get hooked on to this scrumptious orange chia pudding.
I love the fact that this pudding is an overnight recipe and no cooking is involved thereby making our meal preps easy and simple.
Other overnight recipes that I often make are carrot cake overnight oats and peanut butter overnight oats and my family loves them.
Health benefits of chia seeds
Even though these are so tiny in size but they are packed with protein, fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. Chia seeds are high in antioxidants and also promotes weight loss. hey are a great source of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus thereby promoting bone health.
How to store chia seeds?
Once the packed is opened its best to store in the refrigerator for its longer shelf life and to retain its freshness.
I often use chia seeds in my recipe and some of them are coconut chia cookies, mango chia drink, strawberry chia amaranth parfait.
Oranges – its the ultimate source of vitamin c and is loaded with antioxidants. It high in fiber and bring out a nice flavor in this recipe.
Coconut flakes – I used the unsweetened version of it to keep the sugar content as low as possible in this vegan chia pudding.
Maple syrup – its a a healthier sweetener and is sugar free. I like the overall flavor of maple syrup in this chia pudding recipe.
Coconut milk – I used tetra pack coconut milk here to lighten it up. You may use canned coconut milk but lightened and unsweetened one.
Orange extract – It helps in flavoring this recipe a little strongly and enhances its aroma as well.
Chia seed – its a vegan superfood that is high in protein and fiber. it helps in forming a jelly like pudding texture and is very versatile.
For detailed measurement of ingredients, please scroll down to the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
How to make
Firstly, I squeezed out fresh orange juice. I used my blender to blend the oranges and then strained them. Then, I discarded the leftover pulp. You may use your juicer if you have.
Afterwards, I blended all the ingredients (orange juice, coconut milk, coconut flakes, orange extract and orange zest) in the blender except chia seeds.
Lastly, I vigorously whipped up chia seeds in the blended coconut orange juice and let it rest in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning just before serving, I vigorously whipped the pudding again and spooned it in the serving jars/bowls.
Then topped it with some fresh oranges and fresh coconuts.
It tasted so good and so refreshing. This chia pudding is like dessert for breakfast. The best part is that its guilt free and yet delightful to the taste buds. It is a perfect go to breakfast for busy mornings as well.
Therefore, I encourage you all to make this recipe and enjoy it. I am sure you will devour every bite of this lip-smacking chia pudding recipe.
- Make sure to squeeze fresh orange juice instead of using the store bought juice. Freshly squeezed orange juice brings out the best flavors in this breakfast chia pudding.
- Chia seeds may sediment at the bottom so its important to stir nicely before serving for the well balanced taste.
I usually refrigerate this orange coconut chia pudding overnight and it tastes best the next day. However, this can be eaten for another 3 days if kept in a glass container in the refrigerator.
It has a crunch of chia seeds and a strong flavor of orange and random bites of coconut flakes.
yes, its high in protein and fiber plus has enough vitamin C. Therefore this can be enjoyed frequently in a given proportion.
More vegan breakfast recipes
Sweet Potato Pancakes
Air Fryer Tempeh Bacon
Savory French Toast
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Orange Coconut Breakfast Chia Pudding (Vegan)
- 3 whole mandarin oranges (peeled)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (tetra pack)
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup (or as per taste)
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 1/4 tsp orange extract
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- In a blender put orange pieces and blend it smooth. Strain the orange juice in a strainer and collect the orange juice in a mixing bowl. (Pulp not needed for this recipe).
- Now, in the blender again combine orange juice, coconut milk, coconut flakes, orange extract and orange zest). Blend it extremely smooth.
- Pour the blended ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir in chia seeds and mix very well.
- Put the bowl in the refrigerator overnight. However, just before sleeping stir it vigorously once to spread the chia seeds nicely.
- Just before serving stir this pudding again vigorously.
- Now,spoon the pudding in the serving jars/bowl/glasses and garnish with fresh oranges and fresh/dried coconut and enjoy.
- Depending on how sweet the oranges are you may adjust maple syrup as per your taste.
- I used tetra pack – beverage style coconut milk for this recipe. You may use any dairy free milk here if desired.
This was such an easy and tasty make ahead breakfast for my kids and me this week!! I made individual servings in mason jars and it made the mornings so much simpler!
Thank you Anjali for your feedback. This is so encouraging.
So good!! I love how exciting a healthy breakfast can be, especially when it’s made like this. Thanks for the great combination and helpful tips. YUM!
Thank you Traci!
I love all the flavours you used in this. just gorgeous.
Thank you Jacqueline!
Hayley Dhanecha says
This vegan orange chia pudding sounds so delicious, it’s healthy, refreshing and tasty! Thanks for sharing an amazing recipe.
Thank you Hayley! it indeed is so refreshing.
Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife says
This looks so good! I love incorporating chia seeds!
This is right up my alley – it looks so easy and tasty! I would love waking up and having one of these ready in the morning. Thanks for sharing!
YUM this sounds sooo good! I love chia pudding as well. I will be making this as soon as I can get to the store for some oranges! I totally agree with you, fresh squeezed OJ is the way to go.
This looks so good plus I know how good chia seeds are for you. Thanks for the recipe!
Orange is one of my favorite flavors, especially in summer! This sounds like such a healthy option with great flavor!
Thank you Olivia. Orange is my favorite for the season too.
Madi Rowan says
Oh wow, I will definitely be trying this!! Chia seed pudding is one of my favorite breakfasts…I have it multiple times a week! Looking forward to switching it up with the orange!!
-madi xo |
My mouth is watering at this recipe!!! I love chia seeds. I am going to have to try this one out!
I am definitely going to try this, but rather than orange extract can I sub that for an orange infused Olive oil?
Yes, Brandi you may switch to orange infused olive oil but be careful of the measurements so that the pudding is not bitter.
This looks delicious! Chia pudding is incredible, thanks for sharing!
Adriana Renee says
This looks so yummy and easy to make!