Turn your morning coffee into a nutritious breakfast! This easy coffee chia pudding contains just 4 basic ingredients and is ready in minutes. A sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast.
I often make keto chia pudding for breakfast because it is such a simple yet delicious and nutritious dish. I love it with fruit, chocolate, nuts... you name it.
However, this coffee chia pudding is so amazingly delicious that it deserves its own recipe. It is the ultimate 2-in-1 breakfast that includes your morning cup of coffee. In fact, you could call it a chia seed coffee!
I love to prepare a larger batch and have breakfast ready for the entire week.
Why This Recipe Works
Time-saving. This recipe is a meal prep dream. You prepare it the night before and it is ready to eat in the morning. It contains just 5 basic ingredients and a few minutes of prep.
Healthy. Chia is a nutritional powerhouse. One serving of this chia pudding provides an impressive 8 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein. On top of that, the recipe is naturally gluten-free, low carb and dairy-free. It is also filling and will keep you going until lunch.
Tastes like a creamy latte. Get excited, dear fellow coffee lover: this pud tastes like a gently sweet latte. It will gently wake up your tired mind and invigorate the senses with its beautifully creamy texture.
Here are the ingredients you'll need:
Chia seeds - You can use white or black chia seeds. Apart from the colour, they have the exact same nutritional profile. Fun fact: Did you know that the seeds absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid?
Coffee - I use strong, cooled filter coffee. Make it a little stronger than you'd normally drink it to get the best coffee flavor.
Coconut milk - This is coconut milk from a can. Stir it before using, so the liquid and the cream are combined. It adds healthy fats to the pudding which will keep you fuller for longer. It also adds natural sweetness.
Sweetness - I like to keep my breakfast sugar-free and use a zero-carb powdered sweetener such as allulose or erythritol. Of course, you can also add honey or maple syrup.
Vanilla extract, cinnamon and almond butter - All of these are optional, but recommended. The almond butter adds a lovely nutty note which complements the coffee flavor.
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Making a chia seed coffee - pardon me, a coffee chia pudding - is very straightforward.
I recommend that you prepare it the night before so it has plenty of time to chill in the fridge. Chia seeds take at least 20 minutes to fully absorb the liquid they are put into and take on a gel-like consistency.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl.
Step 2: Using a fork or a balloon whisk, mix all ingredients until combined.
Step 3: Cover the bowl tightly with clingfilm and let it chill in the fridge until ready to eat.
Tip #1: If you want to experiment with the amount of sweetness, feel free to add the sweetener just before serving. For me, 2 tablespoons was perfect. However, the recipe will also work completely sugar-free!
Tip #2: Before eating, give the chia pudding a stir. If it is too firm for your liking, loosen it with a little milk of your choice.
Toppings and Add-Ins
Coffee chia seed pudding tastes wonderful all on its own and that's how we enjoy it most of the time. Here are optional add-ins and toppings that we have tried and liked:
Mocha: Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to the mixture.
Peanut butter: Swap the almond butter for peanut butter.
As for toppings, try...
- Low carb granola
- Chopped nuts - hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans
- Coconut flakes or desiccated coconut
- Hemp hearts
- Peanut butter granola
- Chocolate chips
- Berries or sliced banana
Of course. Just make sure you prepare the coffee a little stronger than you would for drinking, and let it cool before using it in the recipe.
It's possible to omit the almond butter and use any milk of your choice instead of coconut milk. Dairy milk, oat milk or cashew milk work well. However, I recommend reducing the amount to ½ cup or 120ml.
Add 1 scoop of unflavoured or vanilla protein powder.
Absolutely! Chia seeds activate the digestive system since they are packed with fiber. That's why it is especially beneficial to eat chia in the morning. Read more about the benefits of chia seeds.
Storage And Meal Prep
It is simple to scale the recipe and make 4 or 8 portions of chia seed coffee.
Store this chia pudding in an airtight container in the fridge (or cover it tightly with clingfilm) for up to 4 days.
Once it is ready to eat, you can transfer it into individual containers. This way, you can take a portion out each morning.
More Chia Seed Recipes
I love using chia seeds in my recipes. Here are some of my favourites (plus my keto coffee smoothie, since I know you are a coffee drinker!)
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Creamy Coffee Chia Puddingfrom Sugar Free Londoner
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- Put all ingredients in a bowl and stir with a fork.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes or overnight.
- Before serving, stir the pudding.