Coconutty Apple Chia Pudding

by Khushboo on November 6, 2014

Apparently I’m really into breakfast: despite Monday’s post, I have another breakfast recipe to share.  This time it’s on the sweeter side.  But before we get to that, here’s somethings for my friend in the UK to get excited over…at least those who love breakfast as much as I do:

London’s first cereal cafe will serve more than 100 types from around the world

That alone is enough reason to plan my next trip back hah!  So remember that bag of coconut flour I picked up in Sri Lanka?  I finally tore it neatly cut it open last night to see what it’s all about.  For those of you unfamiliar with coconut flour, it  is essentially flour made from dried coconut meat that has been ground into a very fine powder. 

Coconut Flour Chia Pudding slices

Although I bought it with no idea what I planned to do with it, I was more impressed with its nutritional profile:

  • Moderate effect on blood sugar levels, making it ideal for diabetics and/or those eating a low-carb diet
  • Higher protein content than wheat flour: 19g per 100g of coconut flour versus 10g per 100g in wheat flour
  • High in lauric acid, a healthy saturated fat that is essential for immune health & healthy skin
  • High in manganese, which boost immunity & thyroid health

For those of you who eat a gluten-free diet, coconut flour would be a great alternative to try.  I’ve pinned various recipes that incorporate coconut flour including baked goods, waffles, pancakes and so forth yet I start off using it raw in the form of chia pudding- typical.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last 24 hours, it’s that coconut flour absorbs SO MUCH liquid due to it’s fiber content- definitely something to consider when I start baking with it. 

Coconut Flour Chia Pudding PB

I experimented with a Coconutty Apple Chia Pudding last night before going to bed and woke up with high hopes. Although I loved the coconut flavor that the flour added, overall it tasted a bit dry, meal-y & kinda meh.  The apple & cinnamon were the only saving grace. Fortunately doctoring it up with some extra milk & nut butter did the trick!

Coconut Flour Chia Pudding Spoon

This Coconutty Apple Chia Pudding turned into a breakfast I’d make again…and again.  Then again, you know that- I wouldn’t be blogging about the recipe if it didn’t taste fab:

Coconutty Apple Chia Pudding
Serves 1
A low-carb, gluten-free & delicious chia pudding that's bursting in apples & cinnamon
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon coconut flour (15g)
  2. ½ tablespoon chia seeds (7g)
  3. 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk + ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk to add in the morning
  4. 1 small apple, cubed
  5. ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  6. ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1 tablespoon nut butter (I used peanut)
Instructions
  1. Add coconut flour, chia seeds, half the amount of apple, vanilla essence & cinnamon to a bowl. Pour in 1/3 cup almond milk & stir to combine well. Cover & refrigerate overnight.
  2. In the morning, mix in remaining apple cubes & nut butter. Pour over ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk & dig in.
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How do you use coconut flour?

What’s your favourite cereal?  Bran Flakes & Cinnamon Toast Crunch for me 🙂

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Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness November 6, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Keep the breakfast recipes coming, personally its my favorite meal of the day so I’m always up for new ideas! And that cereal restaurant is the most amazing thing, we need that in the states! My fav cereal is raisin bran 🙂

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Khushboo November 8, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Dude I’m still amazed by the Chobani cafe in New York- amazing!

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Shashi @ runninsrilankan November 6, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Breakfast is one of my favorite recipes – this summer I was starting to favor dinner more – but (am not sure if its the weather or not) I am back to breakfast eating and loving mode again! Speaking of which, this is one heck of a unique recipe – I have never ever thought of combining coconut flour and chia in a pudding – BRILLIANT lady!
I bake on and off with coconut flour – I did not realize it was a low GI flour – my mom is diabetic and this would be perfect for baking eats for her!
So – as much as I love breakfast – I am not a huge fan of cereal – I used to have a thing for raising bran about 10 years ago – but I cannot seem to give up my oats these days!

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Khushboo November 8, 2014 at 2:13 pm

I’m with you about oats–> I would much rather tuck into a bowl of that than cereal!

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Alyssa @ The Healthy RD November 6, 2014 at 8:05 pm

That looks delicious! Can you believe I still have yet to try chia seeds?

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Khushboo November 8, 2014 at 2:13 pm

You must try them in oatmeal- the end result is phenomenal 🙂

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles November 6, 2014 at 9:42 pm

I do like coconut flour – I usually use it for pancakes/waffles and mugcakes! However, I’ve never actually had chia pudding. I’m probably missing out.

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Khushboo November 8, 2014 at 2:14 pm

If you’re a fan of chia seeds in your oatmeal, defo try out chia pudding!

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Nikhita November 6, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Yum I love coconut flour! but one thing I definitely suggest you do is sweeten with coconut sugar if you can find it – it’s low glycemic and gives this caramelly flavor to my coffee! Also try a coconut flour mug cake – SO GOOD!

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Khushboo November 8, 2014 at 2:16 pm

I’ve never tried coconut sugar but heard great stuff about it 🙂

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Linda @ The Fitty November 7, 2014 at 1:53 am

Really, could this delicious bowl really only be made of mainly fruit, coconut flour, and almond milk?! It looks super rich and carby!

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Lucie@FitSwissChick November 7, 2014 at 3:27 am

I LOVE coconut flour! I eat it almost every day. I usually make this same bowl but with additional oats and eggwhites 🙂

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ami@naivecookcooks November 7, 2014 at 7:46 am

Khusboo this looks so delicious!! I love having a big healthy breakfast so definitely trying this!!

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Khushboo November 8, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Thanks so much, Ami & hope you enjoy it 🙂

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Brittany November 7, 2014 at 11:22 am

OHH MY. I want this all over my face right meooww.

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Khushboo November 8, 2014 at 2:16 pm

DO IT!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig November 7, 2014 at 2:16 pm

I saw that link to the cereal cafe a few days ago – I’m so excited! I will be sure to go and report back. I’ve heard they’re serving oreo cereal?!

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Khushboo November 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm

As much as I love Oreos, I found the cereal variety a bit disappointing- let me know what you think :)!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 7, 2014 at 10:59 pm

Ohhhh… I haven’t made chia pudding in forever! I love the coconut flour in this. Making ASAP. Rock on.

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Khushboo November 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Woot let me know how you like it 🙂

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Miss Polkadot November 8, 2014 at 3:21 pm

You hadn’t tried coconut flour before?? I’m shocked 😉 . Honestly, though it’s a daily staple for me and I’m even picky about the brand I use. My favourite way is stirring it into Greek yogurt along with some sweetener like honey for delicious flavour and thick creaminess. Then obviously topped with almond butter.
I’m not usually a fan but your idea of adding coconut flour is awesome.

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Khushboo November 10, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Hope this recipe changes your opinion of chia pudding 😀

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