Peaches and Cream Vegan Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk

Peaches and Cream Vegan Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk

Make this Peaches and Cream Vegan Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk to rock your breakfast world. This simple fresh peaches and cream recipe creates a healthy but dessert-worthy peaches and cream trifle. With easy overnight prep and only 5 ingredients, this healthy peach recipe comes together in no time and keeps you full for hours with nutrient packed chia seeds, ripe peaches, and creamy coconut milk. Perfect for healthy diets of all kinds, this chia pudding breakfast is vegan, vegetarian, paleo, keto, plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, and clean-eating (Whole30 with easy changes).

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Why we Love Easy Chia Pudding Breakfast Recipe:

Only 5 Ingredients!

That’s right, peaches and cream chia pudding makes a delicious, decadent breakfast and needs only five ingredients. You just need coconut milk, chia seeds, fresh peaches, maple syrup or stevia, and vanilla extract. That’s it. We love simple breakfasts, and this healthy chia pudding has simplicity in spades.

Easy, Make-Ahead Breakfast

This chia pudding breakfast starts you off on the right foot with sooo little effort. Mix up the chia and coconut milk the night before, toss it in the fridge, and add vanilla and peaches in the morning. For the busiest of mornings, go ahead and chop the peaches beforehand as well. You can easily prep several days or a week’s worth of pudding at once, too, which makes breakfast meal prep a breeze.

Works as a Breakfast on the Go

You deserve a healthy (but oh so sweet and delicious) breakfast every morning, no matter how rushed. No time to eat at home? No problem. After adding the vanilla and sweetner in the morning, scoop your overnight chia pudding out into a mason jar, top with peaches, and toss the lid on it. Voila. Peaches and Cream Chia Pudding to the rescue! Breakfast you can eat at work while tackling those first emails of the day (and making your co-workers jealous).

Peaches and Cream Chia Pudding = Healthy Dessert for Breakfast

If you’ve been around the blog for a while, you know I love sweet breakfasts, and if I can make essentially dessert for breakfast, I will. My quest for a healthy smoothie version of my childhood favorite black forest ice cream custard (back when I could handle dairy) led me to my new favorite smoothie, my Black Forest Smoothie, full of chocolate cherry goodness. 

I also rarely go a week without making these quick and easy but oh so tasty Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Breakfast Toasts. Seriously, my breakfast favorites tend to be healthy, nutrient dense dishes that still satisfy my sweet tooth. Healthy breakfast for dessert is clearly where it’s at.

This peaches and cream chia pudding is basically a simplified and healthy peaches and cream trifle for breakfast. Sweet vanilla peach magic. Seriously, you cannot beat this fresh peaches and cream recipe for an easy healthy breakfast that could absolutely pass for dessert.

Best of All… it’s Actually HEALTHY! Really!

We’re all about healthy recipes here at Our Sweetly Spiced Life, but they have to taste good too. I love my breakfast food WAY too much (and have far too strong a sweet tooth) to sacrifice sweet and delicious just to get healthy. No, my friend, we can have our (breakfast) cake –or peaches and cream chia pudding– and eat it too.

chia pudding mason jar with peaches on top

What makes this Easy Peaches & Cream Recipe Healthy:

It works for many diets!

Gluten Free  – No grains here, so no gluten to worry about!

Dairy Free – We make this dairy free chia pudding with coconut milk, so you’re covered.

Vegetarian & Vegan – No dairy and sweetened with maple syrup or stevia means this simple chia pudding recipe makes a perfect vegan peach breakfast recipe.

Low Carb & Keto Chia Pudding- Have you been asking yourself “Is chia pudding keto?” Well, not every chia pudding recipe might be keto, but we’ve got you covered if you’re searching for a low carb breakfast option to fit your keto lifestyle.

Coconut milk keeps the fat content high for you, and chia seeds also have decent amount of good healthy fat too. Chia seeds do have some carbs, about 25g in the entire recipe (all 3-4 servings), but almost 19g of that are fiber, which makes a big difference for any diabetics considering this breakfast recipe too.

Using the stevia drops instead of maple syrup keeps the sugar content very low, making this delicious vanilla peach chia pudding recipe keto friendly. 

Peaches do, of course, have carbs, so depending on your personal dietary requirements, you might need to back off a little on the peaches to keep this peaches and cream chia pudding recipe perfect for your keto diet. A medium peach has about 15g carbs, and with four servings, that means half a peach per serving here, you’d end up with about 7.5g carbs if you use the full amount.

Still, you get to choose your carbs, and as sweet, delicious breakfasts go, this fresh peaches and cream recipe is a lower-carb choice that will make your heart happy and keep your belly full.

Paleo Chia Pudding – Yep, this overnight chia pudding is paleo too! Just fruit, seeds, coconut milk, and natural sweeteners! I know alcohol seems to be a gray area for many on paleo diets, but the amount of alcohol in the vanilla extract is incredibly small. If you’re truly concerned about that trace amount of alcohol in the 1.25 tsp per serving, you can always swap for vanilla bean instead (it’s just much pricier and more time consuming to make).

Plant Based – Another healthy lifestyle in which this fresh peaches recipe can shine! Stick with the maple syrup to keep this completely naturally sweetened, and you’re good to whip up a plant based breakfast rich and tasty enough to pass for a peach dessert recipe!

Coconut Milk 

While coconut milk is certainly high in fat, that doesn’t mean it can’t play a role in a healthy diet! Most of that fat comes in the form of medium chain fatty acids, especially the helpful lauric acid. Lauric acid converts to monolaurin in the body, which acts as an antiviral, antifungal, and antibiotic agent, meaning that coconut milk may help protect your body from disease-causing organisms! So go ahead, enjoy the rich, delicious coconut milk! We use canned, full-fat coconut milk in this peaches and cream chia pudding recipe, but if you’re in an area where you can get your hands on (or make) fresh coconut milk, that’s even better and healthier.

Peaches

From vitamin C to collagen to fiber and minerals like potassium and iron, peaches are a nutritional powerhouse and certainly earn their place in a clean eating, healthy diet. Even if you’re watching your carb intake, fresh peach recipes like this peaches and cream chia pudding make a great healthy breakfast because peaches are a low carb fruit! Win win all around.

Chia Seeds

If you haven’t jumped on the chia seed bandwagon yet, let me encourage you to hop aboard. Chia seeds, a superfood beloved since the Aztec and Mayan cultures, have long been associated with improved energy, likely due to their nutrient density and ease of absorption. Unlike flaxseeds, the body absorbs chia in its whole-food state: no grinding necessary. 

With lots of healthy omega 3 fatty acids, a good dose of fiber, calcium, and a variety of other vitamins and minerals, you can see why the chia seeds in this chia pudding breakfast will help keep you satisfied and full long after your peaches and cream breakfast has disappeared. 

four jars filled with layered vanilla chia pudding and fresh peaches

How to Make Peaches and Cream Chia Pudding Shine:

Quality Ingredients

Since this peaches and cream recipe has so few ingredients, the quality matters significantly here. We wanted a recipe packed with flavor, and that really comes from the coconut milk, peaches, and vanilla. 

While you can swap the full fat coconut milk for a lighter version if you’d like, we like the full fat because it provides such a rich, creamy texture to this peaches and cream breakfast parfait, making me think once again of dessert for breakfast.

Likewise, fresh, ripe peaches will give you the most satisfying flavor here. Thawed frozen peaches can work well too, but there’s nothing quite like making your peaches and cream healthy chia pudding with perfectly ripe peaches. I love this healthy summer peach recipe and look forward to peach season every year.

Vanilla and Sweetner in the Morning:

We really wanted a strong vanilla flavor here, hence the full tablespoon of extract, which we found was the right amount paired with the rich creaminess of the coconut milk. However, when we added it at night, we lost a lot of the vanilla flavor. Stick to adding your vanilla in the morning. Of course, you can always back off on the vanilla if you want a milder vanilla flavor!

We also recommend adding your sweetener right before eating in order to adjust to your preferences. If you’re trying to cut back on sweeteners, you can always start with less than the recipe suggests and add until you hit your desired sweetness level. 

peaches and cream chia pudding with chia seeds and orange towel

Easy Swaps & Adjustments:

Other Fruits

Trade the fresh peaches for nectarines, mango, or even cherries; you’ll find the base recipe works quite well with many fruits, and these swaps make this chia pudding breakfast a recipe you can make year-round!

Other Milks

Because this is a coconut milk chia pudding, our peaches and cream chia pudding is dairy-free and vegan. We also adore the coconut milk because of the richness of flavor and luscious texture it provides. 

However, if coconut milk isn’t your thing, or you have an allergy, you can certainly trade this for other milks, dairy or otherwise. Macadamia nut milk or almond milk would work well here as substitutes. If you’d rather not use full-fat coconut milk, feel free to swap it for a lighter version as well.

No Sugar Added Peaches & Cream Chia Pudding

To make this chia pudding without any additional sweetener, just drop out the maple syrup or stevia. This change would make this quick and easy breakfast also Whole 30 compliant (just make sure to choose a compliant coconut milk). We recommend upping the fresh, ripe peaches in this case, to give your peaches and cream breakfast chia pudding a little extra whole-food, plant-based, natural sweetness!

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Peaches and Cream Vegan Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk

  • Author: Our Sweetly Spiced Life
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 34 servings 1x
  • Category: breakfast

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Make this Peaches and Cream Vegan Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk to rock your breakfast world. This simple fresh peaches and cream recipe creates a healthy but dessert-worthy peaches and cream trifle. With easy overnight prep and only 5 ingredients, this healthy peach recipe comes together in no time and keeps you full for hours with nutrient packed chia seeds, ripe peaches, and creamy coconut milk. Perfect for healthy diets of all kinds, this chia pudding breakfast is vegan, vegetarian, paleo, keto, plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, and clean-eating (Whole30 with easy changes).


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Instructions

  1. Combine coconut milk and chia. Cover and leave overnight in the fridge.
  2. Add vanilla and sweetener to your pudding in the morning.
  3. Top individual servings with fresh peaches, or create a parfait by layering pudding and peaches into a juice glass, parfait or footed ice cream bowl, or ice cream bowl

Keywords: peach recipe, peaches and cream, chia pudding, vegan, paleo, keto, clean eating, plant based, healthy, summer recipe, easy breakfast

vegan peaches and cream chia pudding breakfast parfait in mason jar with fresh peaches

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Easy Blender Chilled Peach Soup: Healthy Vegan Summer Appetizer or Side Dish

Roasted Hatch Chile Peach Salsa: Easy Food Processor Salsa – Sweet & Spicy!

More Dessert for Breakfast Recipes:

Chocolate Cherry Black Forest Smoothie – My childhood black forest custard recreated as a vegan healthy breakfast smoothie

Spiced Date Smoothie -A smoothie version of a Kleicha (flavorful, spiced Iraqi cookie that reminds me of a more flavorful cinnamon roll)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Nut Butter Toasts with Healthy Chocolate Drizzle

Chocolate Berry Banana Granola – Allergy friendly chocolate granola with no-sugar added dried fruits

Apple Pie Oatmeal – cinnamon and clove spiced homemade stovetop oatmeal topped with spiced apples, toasted pecans, and golden raisins: naturally sweetened with maple syrup

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Stay sweet and healthy!

-Joelle



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