Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

Superfood chia seeds and creamy coconut milk marry in this vegan and Paleo-friendly coconut chia pudding with caramelized pears.

This wholesome, raw pudding can be served like a traditional panna cotta, creamy and smooth, topped off with some warm, naturally-sweetened coconut-caramelized pears.

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

This rich pudding is a make-ahead, wholesome treat that will fill you up on fiber, anti-inflammatory omega 3’s, and one that will save you time on busy mornings. It’s guilt-free and packed with goodness, a treat that you can feel good about feeding the kids.

I often make a huge batch of chia pudding at the beginning of the week then add a variety of toppings each day to create an array of mouth-watering variations. My kids love these; Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding, Strawberry Cheesecake Chia Pudding, and Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait.

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

The beauty of chia pudding, besides being uber-healthy, is that it only takes minutes to prepare. Soaking the crunchy chia seeds makes them literally transform before your very eyes, as they turn into plump, tapioca-like pearls.

Simply mix the ingredients the night before, pop in the fridge, and rest-assured that you have a healthy, delicious breakfast ready for you and the kids in the morning.

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

2015-08-30
: About 3 cups
: 5 min
: 10 min

Superfood chia seeds and creamy coconut milk marry in this vegan and Paleo-friendly coconut chia pudding with caramelized pears. This wholesome, raw pudding can be served like a traditional panna cotta, creamy and smooth, topped off with some warm, naturally-sweetened coconut-caramelized pears. This rich pudding is a make-ahead, wholesome treat that will fill you up on …

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Ingredients
    1 cup sweetened coconut milk
  • 3 tbs. chia seeds
  • 1-2 tbs. unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)
  • 2 medium organic pears of choice, core removed and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbs. extra virgin coconut oil or butter
  • 2 tbs. pure maple syrup + 1 tbs. for the chia pudding
Directions

Combine the coconut milk, chia seeds, cinnamon, coconut flakes, and 1 tablespoon of the maple syrup in a large bowl. Set in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours or until the chia seeds have tripled in size and are soft and gelatinous.

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

Peel the pears, then core and slice thinly. Heat the coconut oil in a medium frying pan on medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add the pears and saute for 8-10 minutes or until fork tender.

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

Remove the chia pudding from the fridge and top with the warm caramelized pears and a sprinkle of coconut flakes, and additional chia seeds, if desired. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears

42 thoughts on “Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears”

  • This! OMG LOVE 😀 I love chia pudding for breakfast but never try them with caramelized pears before. Off to pin your recipe now.

  • I’ve been seeing a lot of chia pudding recipes lately…is there a movement I don’t know about? Those caramelized pears look delicious.

  • I love chia pudding recipes! This sounds so delicious, what a great addition with the pears.

  • Coconut and pears?? Sounds YUM!!!! Great recipe girly!!

  • Digna Dreibelbis 4 years ago

    Wow, yum! This looks super good! I eat chia seeds almost everyday. Love them with almond milk!

  • This sounds really healthy, I’ve still not tried chia seeds yet.

  • chubskulit 4 years ago

    I love this idea, very healthy and sounds very tasty too. I have never tried chia seeds yet but this would definitely be a start.

  • Ann B 4 years ago

    This looks so delicious. I have never tried Chia seeds before. I will have to try this recipe.

  • I need to try Chia seeds. I have heard they are really good for you. Thank you for sharing this wholesome breakfast.

    • I think the main reason why people haven’t tried them is because they don’t know how to incorporate them into recipes…this one is a great start!

  • I have never cooked with chia seeds before. Your dessert looks delicious. I must add it to my list of must try desserts.

  • Alli Smith 4 years ago

    Pears are one of my favorite fruits, but I usually just eat them raw. This looks like a great way to enjoy cooked pears – the carmelized pears sounds wonderful.

  • bloggingastrid 4 years ago

    Mmmm, this sounds delicious! I love coconut and chia seeds and the combo with pears seems wonderful.

  • Oh my, I am craving for this. Love this recipe too!

  • I haven’t had chia seeds like this, its always been in granola but this way looks way yummier! Plus I love anything coconut!

  • Ourfamilyworld 4 years ago

    I’ve heard about the many benefits of Chia seeds. I haven’t tried it, yet, but after seeing this post, I am definitely going out to buy me some Chia seeds.

  • rika agustini 4 years ago

    I love chia ! Chia is so healthy and very high in fiber. I love the overnight chia pudding!

  • Tracy Iglesias 4 years ago

    I am living for those Caramelized Pears! YUMMO, thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  • Oh this sounds like the best idea. I’m really beginning to enjoy using chia seeds in more of my recipes.

  • @weareofficially 4 years ago

    Are chia seeds easy to digest? looks like something I can twist for my daughter who’s allergic to milk and soy.

  • Megan Elford 4 years ago

    Mmm, that looks so yummy! I’ve never had chia before, but I really need to give it a try.

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle 4 years ago

    That sounds delicious! I love that you used chia in it. It’s so healthy!

  • Jeanette 4 years ago

    This sounds delightful. We try to use chia seeds in a lot of stuff because of the health benefits. I will have to try this recipe!

  • Eileen Mendoza Loya 4 years ago

    Revisited your blog post again because I had to show this to my daughter. She suddenly was interested in healthy eating because she is pregnant with her first child (my very first grandchild!). She’s now on the look-out for places that sell chia seeds. 🙂

  • I’ve never heard of Chia pudding but I have noticed the recent craze of using Chia seeds in different foods and beverages. I like that your recipe isn’t an “eat it or forget it” recipe. 3 days is a good store time.

  • Robin Rue 4 years ago

    That sounds like a fantastic breakfast idea! I think my husband would really like something like this 🙂

  • Yep – I’ve saved this recipe! I love it already – thank you so much for sharing – I have the ingredients and hope to try it this week! YAY

  • Catherine S 4 years ago

    This looks and sounds yummy. I have been wanting to try chia seeds. Thanks for the recipe.

  • mail4rosey 4 years ago

    I want to see the seed transform, yum! I think this sounds delicious.

  • Eileen Mendoza Loya 4 years ago

    I have been reading a lot about chia seeds and I don’t know where to get them! I don’t think it is available where I’m at, but would ask my cousins to send me some.

  • rika agustini 4 years ago

    Chia seeds are very healthy. Very high in fiber and contains protein. Love Chia and we’ve been consuming them everyday

  • chubskulit 4 years ago

    This looks very healthy and tasty. I have never tried anything with chia seeds, sounds delicious!

  • Dina 4 years ago

    Pears are in season right now. Meaning they’re about to be falling off my tree! YUM I’ll have to make this for sure.

  • Sue Lau 4 years ago

    The pears look really delicious! I’ve never had chia pudding before but it looks like I should give it a try! I imagine it’s delicious.

  • Terri Lynn Grothe 4 years ago

    Your recipes leave me feeling so hungry and wish I could lick it thru the computer screen

  • Sounds easy enough. I’d love to try this one day. Your recipes always leave me feeling great physically and mentally.

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