Chai chia oat pudding

This is one you’re gonna wanna bookmark. 

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Assemble the following food army…

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CHAI CHIA OAT PUDDING

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup whole rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3-5 drops NuNaturals liquid vanilla stevia (or 1 tsp vanilla extract and stevia to taste)
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tbsp Tropical Traditions shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp Tropical Traditions coconut peanut butter

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Once the chai tea has finished steeping in hot water, add the liquid to the oats and chia seeds.

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Next add half the milk (1/8 cup), vanilla stevia, peanut butter…and stir.

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Your oats will have semi-cooked due to the hot water and the chia seeds will be gelling and creating a thick pudding-like consistency (see below).

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After giving the chia seeds a bit of time to gel, add the rest of the milk plus the coconut and raisins until everything is submerged. 

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Leave overnight in the fridge and in the morning it will have grown grown grown to what you see below!

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When I woke up, I was so excited to dig in…I was like a kid on Christmas morning.  Dear Santa, I’ll take this over a stocking any day.

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Look at that delicious seedy, oaty, chai infused bowl of lovin’.   The raisins were so plump, too!

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Obviously I went photo crazy. 

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And then I dug in.

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It was heavenly.  How did I never infuse my favorite tea in my oats before?!?!  The chia seeds made the oats even more crazy gooey.  The coconut flavor was sublime, with only the subtlest hints of peanut butter and vanilla.  In fact, the peanut butter could have probably been omitted altogether.  Or maybe replaced with coconut butter.  The possibilities!  My mind is racing even now as I type this. 

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One last photo.  Just in case you can’t tell how fabulously thick this dish was. 

Enjoy!!

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65 thoughts on “Chai chia oat pudding

    1. Sarah

      Hey Kaitlyn! I saw your recipe for Date and Spice Granola on foodgawker and I’d love to try it! Although it looks like the blog linked to it is removed :( if you still have the recipe, could you send it my way please? Thank you thank you!
      Sarah

      Ps. and Elise — this looks like a great idea! I’ve had chia pudding but never put it with oatmeal. Fantastic! :) I’ll try it sometime.

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    1. Emily

      So after reading this this morning I went downstairs, made it (minus the peanut butter, using blueberries instead of raisins, and using coconut flour instead of shredded coconut), stuck it in the fridge, and just had it for dessert topped with PB&Co. cinnamon raisin peanut butter. Yum!

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  1. Gloria

    Yum! I will be making this asap. I might have to use a different tea though. I don’t think I have chai…

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  2. Kelsey

    looks delicious! great idea to infuse it with tea!! I feel the exact same way about overnight oats–it’s like waking up on Christmas morning haha. I’m such a dork. But it’s so. true.

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  3. Yolie @ Practising Wellness

    Oh my gosh! That picture makes me drool, lol! It’s so thick and gloopy…just how I like my oats, and now my chia/oat puddings! (A new obsession I can tell) I am making this tomorrow – I actually have all the ingredients, lol! :-D
    Where do you come up with these recipes? Do you just play in the kitchen, or do you modify from other recipes? I’m so curiuos, as I lack that confidence in the kitchen, and really admire people like you, who can literally create something with more than 2 ingredients (eg: toast and peanut butter, a specialty of mine ;-)) with success! So cool :-) xyx

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  4. BroccoliHut

    I am mildly obsessed with pudding-like things for breakfast–thick smoothies, oatmeal, and my GoLean-frozen banana concoction I call “breakfast pudding.” Anyway, so this recipe has my name all over it! I just need to get some chia, pronto!

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  6. Ali

    So I tried to do this using coffee instead of tea; and without the raisins, shredded coconut, or coconut peanut flour; and with some special dark cocoa powder and peanut flour; and without measuring anything; and something was a little off in the flavor (shocker); but it has potential with tweaking!

    …Or, you could make a coffee/mocha chia oat pudding recipe? Okay good : )

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    1. Elise Post author

      haha. welllll, coffee oats dont really sound quite as good. but maybe throwing in some chocolate next time could salvage it.

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  8. Smiler

    Funny story! I was gonna make this but then it turned out that Chia seeds are not actually seen as a food in europe. The only way to get them is in a pet store…which was a bit too much of a hassle…and weird. But i still made it and it was delicious. Thanks!

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  9. Tine

    I made one for tomorrow, without the peanut butter!
    I’m out of chia seeds so I used flax seed.
    And I used Rooibos tea because I like the taste.
    Can’t wait for tomorrow! :)

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  12. Pat

    Hi, Love the blog! I’m not Vegan, but I am really enjoying the recipes you have posted! I tried this recipe today and loved it! It seemed to make more than what you have in the bowl, do you eat all of yours, or split it into two portions?

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    1. Elise Post author

      thanks pat! glad you liked it. i eat it all in one serving. that bowl does look small in photographs though, so dont be deceived. its definitely hearty :)

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  18. Zee

    Oh yummm! I’m in the middle of making this right now but quick question, does this need to be covered when in the fridge?? Thanks!

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    1. Elise Post author

      I will recommend covering it since that’s the safest way to go (no risk of bacteria growth when unexposed) but just as an FYI I don’t usually cover it if it’s only over one night.

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  19. B

    This sounds great, I have a licorice, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon tea, closest thing I have to chai, would that work? Or should I be out buying chai? Generally avoid caffeine.
    Thanks, love your blog, the recipes are awesome, very clever!

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    1. Elise Post author

      im pretty sure chai is easy to make on your own but ive never tried so i dont know about those spices you mentioned. im an addict when it comes to the stuff. tazo makes a decaf chai tea.

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  20. Jane

    I made this last night and it is awesome!
    I used blueberries and left out the coconut.
    How many servings is it supposed to be? I only ate half, but really could have eaten it all!! :)
    So many possibilities to mix in.
    I am going to try cinnamon, walnuts and raisins next time.

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      1. Jane

        I could definitely eat it all. It would keep me going all morning I’m sure. Love your website. thanks for all the great info.

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  22. Holly

    I eat this almost every day. Its good with pumpkin, banana, ginger , cinnamon, all nut butters, but have never thought of chai tea. Looking forward to this

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  23. Beth

    this looks scrumptious. Where do you find the coconut peanut butter and the shredded coconut? I have yet to find them? Also, how much water do you add from the chai tea? Thanks so much for this lovely recipe!

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    1. Elise Post author

      1 1/2 cups tea water
      The coconut peanut butter is by tropical traditions and can be bought online. I buy my coconut from the same source but you can find unsweetened shredded coconut in any health foods / natural foods store.

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