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Mango Chia Seed Pudding {Gluten-Free}

Creamy chia seed pudding topped with a sweet and citrusy blend of mangoes.

Mango Chia Seed Pudding topped with Honeyed Mangoes

This mango chia seed pudding is the result of a fierce craving for sunshine and warmth. For lazy days on the beach sipping a tropical drink. For flip-flops and sun-kissed skin.

Pipe dreams.

Mango Chia Seed Pudding topped with Honeyed Mangoes

It’s all one big pipe dream. As I sit here and type this post and spoon creamy gobs of chia seed pudding topped with vibrant honeyed mangos in my face, the one fact remains: it’s -2 degrees outside and snowing.

Mango Chia Seed Pudding topped with Honeyed Mangoes

Every time I FaceTime with my grandparents, my grandfather is in the background counting down the days until spring. I believe the number he rattled off this morning was 24. Being patient is something I’m no good att, which is why you won’t find too many intricate dessert recipes on this site. When I want something, I want it. As in immediately. As in instant gratification.

I’m a lot like my grandmother that way. The Dougherty side of the family is an impatient bunch.

Mango Chia Seed Pudding topped with Honeyed Mangoes

Spring can not get here fast enough. I can’t wait for the day I can exit my front door and not have to worry about 1. the arctic air digging its razor-sharp icicle-like claws into my cheeks, 2. face planting down my front steps, and 3. wearing five layers of warmth. Nine times out of ten, I choose to stay home all because I’m too lazy to put on every single layer of clothes I own.

So I made mango chia seed pudding. Sweet, creamy pudding that also happens to be healthy. Eat it for breakfast or enjoy it as a snack. Either way, it’s a delicious treat.

Mango Chia Seed Pudding topped with Honeyed Mangoes

Let’s talk about the mangoes. I’ve been absolutely obsessed with them lately. Every time I find myself at the grocery store, I add a few mangoes to the cart. What I have now is a bowl full of ripe mangoes that need to be used immediately before they rot. That’s what mango greed will get you, folks.

Mango Chia Seed Pudding topped with Honeyed Mangoes

In a desperate attempt to use up all the mangoes before they went bad, I added mango puree to the pudding mix and made a sort of mango salad to spoon over the top of the chilled pudding. The mango salad is a mixture of mango chunks, honey, lime juice and zest. It’s vibrant, sweet, and slightly tart.

Mango Chia Seed Pudding

Creamy chia seed pudding topped with a sweet and citrusy blend of mangoes.

Yield: 4 cups

Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Prep Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients:

Pudding: 

  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mango puree (about 1 mango)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds

Honeyed Mango Topping:

  • 2 mangoes, seeded and cut into bite-size chunks
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

 

Directions:

Pudding: 

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, mango puree, honey, and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the almond milk until the mixture is smooth. Whisk in the chia seeds until combined.
  2. Transfer the mixture to individual containers or cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours.
  3. Top with honeyed mangoes right before serving.

Honeyed Mango Topping: 

  1. In a small bowl, combine mangoes, honey, lime zest and juice. Stir to combine.
  2. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Kitchen tools I used to make this recipe:

• Mixing bowl
• Whisk
• Chia seeds

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10 Responses to “Mango Chia Seed Pudding {Gluten-Free}”

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    Laura Dembowski — February 24, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Mangoes are so good right now. I know I WIPO love this pudding. But I am definitely not patient especially when it comes to this weather. It’s the worst. I haven’t left the house much either. I have cabin fever!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) — February 24, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I am seriously going through the same craving for warmth and sunshine right now. I can’t even stand it. But these are perfection!

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    Nicole - Coking for Keeps — February 24, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Those guys are SO pretty! Wow! I need to get on the chia seed train!

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    Ashley — February 24, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    I just used mango today for a recipe I was testing! It made me feel so tropical … despite the fact that it’s currently snowing outside. lol These look awesome!

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    Linda | Brunch with joy — February 24, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Jennie, this mango chia seed pudding makes me happy and I can’t wait for Spring to come…or at least warmer days :)

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    Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker — February 25, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    YUMMMERS! I love chia seed pudding but always have it with berries, not mangoes. And mango puree? Best. Call. Ever. Pinned!

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    Megan — February 26, 2015 at 7:23 am

    This looks great! I haven’t tried chia pudding yet, and this brings to mind the tropics … which is what we need right now with all the cold!

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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — February 27, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I gotta get on this chia seed pudding bandwagon. I have to admit I am kind of scared. I am sooooo over winter too, sadly we are supposed to get a buttload of snow in the next two days ugh.

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    shannon — March 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I HAVE RECENTLY BEEN OBSESSED WITH MANGOS TOO WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!? like picking them up and eating them every chance i get. This recipe is totally right up my alley, and i think (due to mango obsession) i have everything already here at the house to make this.

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