Chocolate Chia Pudding

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Easy chocolate chia pudding that takes only 10 minutes. It’s blended to give the chia pudding a mousse-like consistency. Perfect for breakfast, dessert. Gluten-free and vegan.

This chocolate chia pudding is very similar to my basic chia pudding recipe, but we’re blending everything in a high-powered blender which gives the chia pudding a mousse-like consistency. So pro tip: if you’ve been intrigued by the nutrient-packed chia pudding, but don’t love the seedy texture, try blending it!

Chocolate chia pudding in a jar, topped with raspberries and mini chocolate chips.

Why I Love Chia Pudding

  1. It’s ridiculously easy to make.
  2. It’s packed with nutrients! Chia seeds are a great source of healthy fats and fiber… read: they’ll keep you satisfied for hours! Read all chia benefits.
  3. There are countless flavor combinations. (Try this pumpkin chia mousse if you’re a pumpkin fan!)
  4. Chia pudding basically allows you to eat dessert any time of day. It’s thick and creamy like regular pudding but the nutrition facts make it acceptable to eat for breakfast, snacks or dessert.
  5. Chia pudding is an awesome meal-prep option because it will stay good in the fridge for 5-7 days!

Bird's eye view of a jar of chocolate chia pudding, topped with chocolate chips and raspberries.

How to Make Chocolate Chia Pudding

This chocolate chia pudding is a little different than most of the chia pudding recipes on EBF because it’s blended! Blending the chia pudding makes it extra thick, smooth and creamy and more of a real “pudding” consistency.

To make it, you simply add all your chia pudding ingredients into a blender. Start at a low setting on your blender (variable on the Vitamix) and progress to high. Blend until chia seeds are almost undetectable and mixture is smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender with a spatula if needed. 

Chia pudding should be thick and ready to enjoy so you can top with your favorite toppings and dive in or if you like your chocolate pudding cold, transfer to a resealable container, cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours to chill before topping with your favorite toppings and eating.

One tip: if you don’t have a high-powered blender you can always buy pre-ground chia seeds or grind them yourself using a coffee grinder.

I recently made a double batch of this chocolate chia pudding so you better believe I’ll be enjoying it after dinner tonight… and maybe even for breakfast.

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If you try this chocolate chia pudding be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how it turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers. 

Chocolate Chia Pudding

4 from 106 votes
A creamy chocolate pudding made from chia seeds. Healthy enough for breakfast and delicious enough for dessert, this chocolate chia pudding is bound to be a staple in your kitchen! Gluten-free and vegan. 
Chocolate chia pudding in a jar, topped with raspberries and mini chocolate chips.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 3

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Add almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt into a high powered blender. Start at a low setting on your blender (variable on the Vitamix) and progress to high. Blend until chia seeds are almost undetectable and mixture is smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender with a spatula if needed. 
  • Chia pudding should be thick and ready to enjoy so you can top with your favorite toppings and dive in or if you like your chocolate pudding cold, transfer to a resealable container, cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours to chill before eating.

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Notes

  • If you don't have a high-powered blender your chia pudding might not get as smooth and creamy and will have the texture of regular chia pudding, similar to tapioca pudding.
  • Use stevia or monkfruit sweetener instead of maple syrup or honey for a low-sugar option.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/3 of recipe (without toppings) Calories: 233kcal Carbohydrates: 31g Protein: 6g Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g Sodium: 202mg Fiber: 11g Sugar: 15g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chia pudding

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    130 comments
    1. Karen
      March 5, 2022 AT 3:41 pm

      5 stars
      Love this texture more than overnight chia puddings. I use almond milk, chocolate protein powder, and ground chia (in my coffee grinder). Blended well in blender. No other sweeteners. Top with banana slices. Saves well for multiple breakfast servings. Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 7, 2022 AT 9:55 am

        Yay! Glad you’re loving this recipe, Karen. Grinding up chia seeds in your coffee grinder is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

    2. KT
      February 8, 2022 AT 1:19 pm

      5 stars
      Delicious! I added cinnamon & tumeric 😍😍

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 9, 2022 AT 8:53 am

        Yum! They’re both great additions! Thanks for making this recipe and coming back to leave a review and star rating, I appreciate it so much!

    3. Peter
      January 16, 2022 AT 6:19 pm

      Hi Brittany, This looks great and can’t wait to try! I would like to the Stevia route. Any suggestion on the amount to use?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 17, 2022 AT 6:50 pm

        Hey Peter – If you have liquid stevia I would start with 1-2 tsp of stevia for the full batch. 🙂

    4. Lee
      September 21, 2021 AT 6:09 pm

      Is the nutrition listed for 1 serving or 3 servings?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 23, 2021 AT 7:26 pm

        Nutrition listed is for one serving. The full recipe makes three servings.

    5. Kristen Heinsen
      July 30, 2021 AT 7:41 am

      5 stars
      This was so delicious and so easy to make. It tasted like a decadent dessert. What a yummy treat!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 2, 2021 AT 10:57 am

        Yay!! So glad this chia pudding was a hit, Kristen!

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