Colorful summertime chia breakfast bowls with tropical fruit, what could be better? These feature homemade dragon fruit chia pudding and tropical granola that are easy to make, oil-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and plant-based. This breakfast beautifully satisfies a whole food plant-based lifestyle.
This is a fantastic combination: tropical granola and dragon fruit chia pudding! These vegan tropical breakfast bowls have the works, including fresh fruit. They seem fancy, yet can be a very quick breakfast for the week once you make the granola and chia pudding, which require very little prep.
what you'll love about these bowls
The flavors, colors, and textures make them so fun to eat!
With the chia pudding and granola made ahead, it only takes a few minutes to put these bowls together.
They're packed with whole food plant-based nutrition, including lots of fiber, protein, and omega-3s.
How to make these bowls
To serve, use a glass to eat as a parfait or a wide, shallow bowl to enjoy as pictured above.
Mango: Chopped fresh mango is a wonderful addition to these tropical bowls.
Jam: Use my Raspberry Chia Jam recipe or any jam you'd like.
Lime wedges: To brighten the bowl.
Edible flowers: To add beauty.
Fresh mint: For garnish that tastes great.
Once you've made one batch of the granola recipe, you have 12 servings! With a triple batch of the pink dragon fruit chia pudding, you have enough for 12 servings - that's chia pudding for a family of four for three days. Want to make 12 servings worth for just two people? To ensure fresh pudding, I recommend making 1 ½ of this chia pudding recipe at a time (three days worth, then make a fresh batch of the same).
More chia seed recipes
You can put this together either way! It's nice to mix it up, since they are different experiences. If you're feeling in the mood for stacked ingredients, go for the parfait. If spreading the ingredients out and enjoying them separately is more your vibe, then the breakfast bowl method is the way to go
Note: Make these recipes in advance
The recipe below is figuring you've made your dragon fruit chia pudding and tropical granola in advance. It only takes about 40 minutes to make the granola, and within that time you can make the chia pudding.
The Tropical Granola recipe makes about 3x as much as you need for these 4 servings, so you will have plenty left over for other breakfasts or snacks. Or add more to your chia puddings, no judgement here.
Also great with Raspberry Chia Jam!
Tropical Pink Breakfast Bowls
- measuring cups and spoons
- food processor or blender
- large bowl to combine granola
- silicone baking liner or parchment
- baking sheet
- a med-large jar with lid or bowl and cover
- knife and cutting board
- ½ lime cut into 4 wedges
- edible flowers
- Make the granola and chia pudding according to instructions. Prep the mango and lime, if using.
- Breakfast bowl: Choose a bowl for serving; I prefer a shallow, wide one like a pasta bowl.Parfait: Choose a bowl or short glass for serving.
- Starting with chia pudding, add a couple tablespoons to the serving container. Top the chia pudding with the jam.For the remaining ingredients, place them in a way you like. Sprinkle with the dragon fruit powder last.
- Eat immediately. If prepping for the week, store in sealed refrigerated containers. The granola is best added just prior to consuming.
general food safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands and ingredients well before using
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove