Vegan Chia Porridge Recipe

We like to try to stay healthy when travelling so we always take supplies to make our own vegan chia porridge for breakfast, just in case there are no good vegan options available…Now back on the road again after 6 weeks of living the local vegan life in Melaka this recipe is so simple it will continue to be one of our favourite breakfasts wherever we are! You can make it if you are travelling like us or if you are at home… it’s delicious either way.


Vegan Food Quest favourite healthy travel breakfast

It’s filling, packed with fibre, protein, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids as well as other nutrients that are good for you and really, really yummy. Not only that, but it can be made anywhere, making it the perfect travel companion for anyone on the move.

We’ve made the measurements in spoons and cups (as we don’t travel with a set of scales) but you really can’t go wrong with it and can add more or less of any of the ingredients as you choose.


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Simple ingredients that you can change depending on what you fancy or what you have to hand

Makes one serving

  • 2 dessert spoons of chia seeds
  • 1 dessert spoon of oats
  • 1 dessert spoon of almonds
  • 1 dessert spoon of cashews
  • 1 dessert spoon of sunflower seeds
  • 1 dessert spoon of raisins
  • 2 dates (with the stone removed), chopped
  • 1/2 cup of soya milk (or any other plant-based milk of your choice)
  • 1 banana, sliced or any other fruit of your choice (fresh mango or pineapple anyone?)


  1. Put all the dry ingredients in your travel cup or bowl.
  2. Pour in your plant-based milk, making sure you stir the ingredients around to avoid the chia seeds clumping together.
  3. Leave to soak for at least hour or until the oats are soft and the chia seeds have absorbed enough liquid (they will swell up forming a gel)*.
  4. Stir (and add more plant milk if the consistency is too thick for you).
  5. Add your fresh fruit and eat with happiness.

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Add all your dry ingredients into your travel cup or bowl

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Add plant milk and wait for an hour…

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Add any fruit that you like and eat!


You can use any nuts, seeds, dried fruit or fresh fruit with this recipe, just experiment tot see what you like. A dash of cinnamon also works well if you have it with you.

*It’s great to leave it to soak in the fridge and you can do this last thing at night so its ready for you in the morning.  As we often stay in places with no fridge when we are travelling, we just make it in the morning and wait an hour.

If chia seeds don’t agree with you or you can’t find them where you are travelling, you can just make the porridge with oats. Likewise if you can’t find oats, or don’t eat them then you can make this porridge with 100% chia.

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How about some tasty fresh mango?

Follow the next stage of our Vegan Food Quest as we head to Kuala Lumpur to see what some of the best hotels in the city can offer to the vegan traveller…

Check out a selection of our other vegan recipes…


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  1. Jess July 26, 2014 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Hi guys, this looks delicious! I usually use quinoa in my morning porridge, but I’ll have to give chia seeds a try when we’re in San Francisco and surrounded by health food stores again.

    And it’s so nice to see chia seeds being used in a food blog post where they are in a bowl rather than a mason jar! 😀

    • VeganMush July 26, 2014 at 11:29 am - Reply

      Hi jess
      It really is delicious! We’ve just finished our daily intake here in Jakarta with fresh strawberries and papaya 🙂 We do LOVE chia seeds, so good for you! We’re using our trusty travel cups at the moment as we are on the road again, wonder if they make ‘travel mason jars’ 😉

      We LOVE San Francisco too, let the fabulous vegan eating roll on! Will you go to Millennium Restaurant? Seriously good food…

      Happy Vegan Travelling 🙂 xx


  2. ashok March 6, 2021 at 8:25 am - Reply

    My Family Loved it. I am definitely sharing Guys, Thanks For sharing this Great Recipe. this recipe and this website with my friend. Hope they also love it. Thank you again for sharing such a great recipe.

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