This delicious chocolate chia seed pudding is an easy, healthy dessert recipe.
Chocolate lovers will enjoy this recipe! It's a creamy chocolate pudding with a fun texture.
This easy chocolate chia pudding is perfect if you have a chocolate craving and makes for a great afternoon snack.
This chocolate version of the classic chia pudding is well worth making! It's a delicious dessert that requires very little hands-on time.
When soaked, chia seeds take on a gel-like consistency that makes for a great pudding. If you've never tried chia pudding, it's a bit like tapioca pudding in consistency. The preparation of it is similar to overnight oats, in that it needs to set up in the refrigerator.
Chia seeds have many health benefits. These nutritious powerhouses have antioxidant properties and healthy fats and are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber (source).
If you have a sweet tooth but want a more nutritious dessert, this is the recipe for you! Top it with your favorite fresh fruit or some
Here's what you'll need to make this chocolate chia pudding recipe.
- Chia Seeds
- Oat Milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- Cacao Powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
- Honey (or pure maple syrup)
- Fresh Raspberries
See the recipe card for quantities.
Add the chia seeds to a small jar or cup. Pour in the oat milk and stir to combine. Then add the cacao powder and honey and stir till combined.
If the jar you are using is too small, combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and then pour them into the jar.
Place the cup in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Give it a good stir when it comes out of the refrigerator.
Top the pudding with the raspberries and serve immediately.
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Substitutions & Variations
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- Type of Milk - instead of oat milk, you can use coconut milk, unsweetened almond milk, soy milk, or cow's milk.
- Vanilla - use ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract if you want it to have a bit of floral flavor.
- Toppings - swap the raspberries for blueberries, strawberries, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, or any other favorite toppings.
Chia seed pudding will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container (like mason jars or weck jars).
Tips for Making this Recipe
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Preparation Tips - You can easily double or triple this recipe, whisk the ingredients together in a large bowl and pour them into individual containers to set.
Diet/Allergy Alternatives - To make this recipe vegan, use maple syrup instead of honey.
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- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½ cup oat milk
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon honey
- optional - ¼ cup raspberries
- Add the chia seeds to a small jar or cup. Pour in the oat milk and stir to combine. Then add the cacao powder and honey and stir till combined.
- Place the cup in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Remove the cup from the refrigerator and stir till the pudding is combined and thick.
- Top the pudding with the raspberries or your favorite toppings and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 12gSugar: 17gProtein: 7g