This is a breakfast both Gracen and I love. I love it because super healthy and I can throw all of the ingredients into a mason jar before I go to bed and wake up to an already prepared breakfast. I’m sure she loves it because it’s sweet, creamy, and it feels like you’re having dessert for breakfast. And that’s okay with me. I agree!
If you haven’t yet tried chia seeds, you definitely should. They’re often called the “super seed”, and for good reason. They’re packed with essential fatty acids, fibre, calcium, and a bunch of other vitamins and minerals, plus they can absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid. Besides using them in puddings, around here we add them to yogurt, muffins, cereal, and smoothies too. In fact, they quickly became my secret smoothie ingredient when I learned that adding a tablespoon of chia to a blender of our favourite smoothie would keep it thick and prevent it from separating (even when kept in the fridge overnight!)
But onto the recipe. Here’s what we use to make our overnight mango coconut chia pudding… Your choice of milk (coconut milk is especially delicious in this recipe), pure maple syrup, chia seeds, pure vanilla, unsweetened coconut, and a mango (not pictured because it isn’t needed until morning).
I like to make this recipe in a mason jar because it seals well and I can give the jar a little shake every now and then, but any sort of bowl or container that has a lid will do.
To get started, add your chia seeds to the milk.
Then add the coconut…
The maple syrup…
And the vanilla.
Give everything a stir…
Pop the lid on and put the jar in the fridge. If you come back to the fridge again that night, give the jar a gentle shake to prevent clumping. If not, it’s not a big deal.
Now go to sleep.
When you wake up in the morning, retrieve your mason jar of pudding. It’ll be thick and creamy by now and will resemble the insides of a passionfruit. Grab a mango too. (Though mango / coconut is one of our favourite combinations, strawberries, bananas, and blueberries pair well with the coconut too.)
Now peel and chop up your mango into small pieces…
And add them to the jar.
Mix everything together well.
Breakfast is ready!
- 2 cups of your favourite type of milk
- 6 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut
- 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla
- 1 medium-sized ripe mango
19 thoughts on “Mango Coconut Chia Breakfast Pudding”
That looks delicious! where do I buy chia seeds?
This bag is from Costco actually, but I believe I’ve seen them in the organic / all-natural aisle in Superstore too. I know that you can buy them at Whole Foods, Choices, and Trader Joe’s (if you cross-border shop) too. :)
Chia seeds can be found at your local Mexican/Latino store as well for much cheaper. Chia is actually a Mayan word, it’s a native superfood! FYI ;)
Do you think this would work with coconut water and not coconut milk or maybe half and half of those?
I’m sure it would, Jess! As far as my experimenting goes, chia seeds do the same thing in every liquid – water, juice, milk, even fruit puree, so I’m sure coconut water would work too! :)
This recipe looks and sounds amazing, I’m definately giving it a go. Going to try organic honey as a substitute for maple syrup, you think it would work?
Thanks! I definitely think honey will work! If it’s the really thick kind, maybe just stir it into the milk first to dissolve it. Otherwise, it should work perfectly.
This looks amazing! And what a lovely thing to do with your child- prepare and eat a yummy, healthy breakfast! Beautiful post :)
Do you mind if I link to your page for this recipe? I tried a variation of this myself, but used your recipe and the one you were inspired by as a base and want to acknowledge your blog. Please let me know if that’s ok :) xx
Go for it, Miss Marzipan! ;)
Just saw your post! It’s LOVELY. Thanks so much for the shout out. :)
This would be like a science experiment, too. I think I might have to try this with my buddies!
So true! I think your buddies would love it!
Interesting. I’ve never had chia seeds, but I may see if I can find some. We love mangos. So I’m sure we would love this. Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday. Have a great week.
You’ll have to let me know what you think if you try it. :)
What an interesting recipe… I so want to try this now. Great pics too; you’re little one if so cute! :)
If you give it a go, be sure to let me know what you think. :)
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Yum. This is a great idea for when we have to rush to the school bus in the morning.