About This Recipe
I recently moved in with my grandmother. I have been doing most of the cooking and she’s happy to eat anything I decide to make. She is diabetic and has a big sweet tooth. So we have been looking for alternatives to things like soda and ice cream. She handed me a recipe to a chia pudding that consisted of a lot of ingredients and in the past, I had also made one with cocoa powder, but I have been recently craving plain old vanilla. This easy vanilla coconut chia pudding is delicious and super quick to make.
This recipe only consists of 4 ingredients. Canned coconut milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. I showed the exact brands that I have in the photo below but honestly it doesn’t really matter.
I will note a couple of things though. The coconut milk I am using to my knowledge is unsweetened. You also want to make sure there are no chunks and that it is liquid as shown in the photo below on the left. The vanilla extract I am using is alcohol free (you can find that at Trader Joes if you have one near you) and I am using 100% pure maple syrup.
So you want to start by adding your chia seeds to your coconut milk. Stir until all chia seeds are evenly spread and none are clumping together or sticking to the bottom of the container. Also, I recommend using a clear container so you are able to see.
I am reusing an empty Talenti jar because it is clear, the perfect size, and it’s cute too.
The photo above shows chia seeds clumping at the bottom. So you want to make sure you break these up.
After your chia seeds are evenly spread throughout the coconut milk you can now add your maple syrup and vanilla extract. And Stir.
Now you you just leave it in the fridge over night, unless you’re impatient. Then a couple of hours is fine too. Enjoy with your favorite fruit or just on its own!
Easy Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding
- 1 can Coconut Milk Unsweetened
- 5 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract alcohol-free if possible
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
- Stir together coconut milk and chia seeds until chia is evenly distributed.
- Add vanilla extract and maple syrup. Stir.
- Leave in the refrigerator overnight or for an hour or two.