Coconut Chia Porridge Recipe

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Chia and Coconut Porridge Recipe
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Winter may be on its way out, but some mornings my family still craves a warm, nourishing breakfast. Since I found out I’m allergic to eggs, my no-oat oatmeal is out and we wanted another healthy and hearty breakfast option.

Of course, we don’t do oatmeal around here and I’m not about to give my kids Cream of Wheat, so I love serving up a big bowl of this delicious coconut chia porridge. It’s grain free and the figs, pistachios, and vanilla beans give it a real depth that everyone in my family appreciates.

The best part: You can even combine the seeds and coconut ahead of time in a jar with your own choice of spices and dried fruit for an easy, ready-to-go, hot “cereal” mix.

As always, I buy all my ingredients in advance here so I can save money and time — I hope you and your family enjoy this hearty breakfast as much as we do!

Chia and Coconut Porridge Recipe

Coconut Chia Porridge Recipe

A healthy hot breakfast cereal or porridge with chia sees, flax seeds, hemp, coconut, and figs + pistachios for flavor. Hearty and satisfying …
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Calories 865kcal
Author Katie Wells




  • Pour the almond milk into a small saucepan.
  • Slice vanilla bean in half lengthwise, and scrape seeds into milk.
  • Warm the milk over medium heat until it comes to a gentle boil.
  • Add the flax, chia, hemp seeds, and coconut and stir to combine.
  • Reduce the heat to low and stir until porridge thickens.
  • Season with a small pinch of salt. Serve immediately with pistachios, figs, and honey drizzled over top.


Nutrition Facts
Coconut Chia Porridge Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 1/2 cup)
Calories 865 Calories from Fat 573
% Daily Value*
Fat 63.7g98%
Saturated Fat 41.4g259%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 281mg12%
Carbohydrates 41.5g14%
Fiber 17.3g72%
Sugar 10.5g12%
Protein 35.4g71%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Mix up a large batch of the seeds and coconut with whatever spices you like ahead of time, then just use a little less than ½ cup of the mix for each batch. 

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


34 responses to “Coconut Chia Porridge Recipe”

  1. Laura Avatar

    5 stars
    My favorite go to recipe is a bowl with a banana, 1 or 2 different berries, 2 Tbsp hemp seeds, a spoon of sun butter, some flaxmeal, cinnamon, a few grains of Celtic sea salt (for good digestion and 2 Tbsp raw pepitas for the Zinc.

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