Orange and Vanilla Chia pudding, Vegan Breakfast/Dessert Pudding

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Its been long since i made something sweet for myself. When i say sweet, it is not one of those sugar-laden desserts, i prefer less sugar in my cup, not only me everybody in my family, prefer less sugar.  While thinking what to make, i remembered my Mango-musk melon chia pudding, with mango season arriving, this will definitely make appearance in our menu. 
In fact i have few Badami Mangoes ripening in my rice pot, i just smell them everyday to feel that energizing aroma of ripened mangoes!!
While going through my bookmarks folder for some inspiration, i landed here. Once i ticked all the ingredients in the list, I got to work immediately. It takes absolutely no time to make this pudding. Just dump everything, shake and refrigerate. After few hours, you have something sweet, delicious to snack on. 
I made this pudding vegan with coconut milk, and haven't added any sugar at all, we prefer it this way. Coconut milk itself, gives a sweet taste to the dish, and the orange segments added to it. 
Vanilla is what flavors this pudding and I would definitely recommend using a vanilla bean, it gives an amazing feel to the dish, if you don't have one, go on and use extract or flavor it some other spice you prefer. 
This recipe makes one single serving pudding for breakfast or 2 servings if served as a snack or dessert. 

Ingredients (serves 1 for breakfast, 2 for snack/dessert)
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 & 1/4 cup Coconut milk
1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp of vanilla extract
2 tbsp of honey/agave nectar/sugar/date syrup (i didn't use any)
zest of an orange
few orange segments 
1/2 tsp orange zest for garnish
2-3 tbsp of chopped walnuts
  • I used a bottle to soak up the chia seeds in coconut milk. Why bottle? it is easy to shake, to break the gelled chia seeds, i feel it is a bit messy in a bowl. So, use a bottle with lid, so you can give a nice shake, shake before serving.
  • Take chia seeds in a bottle, i used 200grams empty nutella bottle. Add coconut milk and orange zest to it.
  • If using vanilla pod, cut open it vertically, scrap the seeds using a sharp knife, add that black gold to chia seeds. If using vanilla extract, add it now. I prefer vanilla pod, i used the last pod from my stash for making this pudding!
  • Now give the bottle a good shake.using a spoon stir well for the ingredients to mix well or else the chia seeds will settle at the bottom and not gel well.
  • Close the lid and let it sit in the fridge for a good 4-5 hours, overnight will be even better, the flavors will marry and mingle so well. 
  • Before serving, get the garnishes ready, spoon the pudding in 2 serve bowls, top it with fresh orange segments, zest and chopped walnuts. Serve immediately.
  • If serving for breakfast, just add all the toppings to the bottle and enjoy. It serves 2 if served as dessert or snack and one if served as breakfast.
If you want to try Mango-Musk Melon Chia pudding, you can find it here
 Mango-Musk Melong chia pudding

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  1. Impressive!Thanks for the post

  2. Tomorrow for sure I am making this yummy pudding.

  3. I have seen chia pudding at several restaurants near me but I haven't tried it. It looks tasty!

  4. This looks so good. I imagine eating something like this for breakfast is my BEST dreams!!! Lovely

  5. HEalthy and tasty delight. grt way to make kids eat chia

  6. This sounds so delicious, Healthy and yum...

  7. I have got to try chia seeds. I've never tasted anything made with them. Thank you for the bottle tip. That's good to know once I try your pudding recipes.

  8. My kids LOVE chia! I must make this for them, they'll devour it!

  9. I have never tried chia pudding but this makes me want to go buy some chia seeds.

  10. This is a great sweet treat! Love chia seeds as a way to get a pop of protein, especially for vegans!

  11. I've been seeing so many chia pudding recipes floating around and still haven't tried it. Yours sounds great so going to make some soon.

  12. Chia is one of my favorite cereals, in Mexico I was used to have it as a child. Now is trendy but I have always enjoyed it.

  13. That pudding looks like it's got a really neat texture. The color of the orange really pops against the pudding.

  14. Love chia seed pudding! It's one of my favorite recipes. I've never had an Orange and Vanilla variation, but I think that would be a wonderful combo!

  15. I really need to try some chia seed recipes. This one sounds great as I love orange so may have to try it!

  16. Pudding for breakfast sounds so much like cheating! But the chia seeds are so healthy it can't be wrong! I love mango, too.

  17. Orange and vanilla are the perfect flavor combination and the texture from the chia seeds make this dish so special and amazing.. beautiful recipe and beautiful pics :)

  18. I've never tried chia seeds in a pudding before, but I use them quite often as a salad topping. But, the flavours of orange and vanilla together might just convince me.

  19. This is such a delicious and easy option for a healthy breakfast. I love chia and can eat it everyday and would definitely try your version with some fresh orange zest.

  20. I am yet to make anything with Chia and I have a pack of it lying in my pantry for a while now. Definitely need to make one of these puddings. They looks so delicious and love the citrus flavor.


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