Chocolate Chia Pudding
Published Feb 13, 2019, Updated Jun 12, 2023
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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!
Why I Love Chia Pudding
- It’s ridiculously easy to make.
- 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.
- There are countless flavor combinations. (Try this pumpkin chia mousse if you’re a pumpkin fan!)
- 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.
- Chia pudding is an awesome meal-prep option because it will stay good in the fridge for 5-7 days!
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.
More Chia Pudding Recipes You Might Like:
- Basic Chia Pudding
- Mango Chia Pudding
- Strawberry Chia Pudding
- Kiwi Chia Pudding
- Breakfast Chia Pudding
- Pumpkin Chia Pudding
- Banana Split Chia Pudding
- Raspberry Chia Pudding
- Protein Chia Pudding
Do More with Chia Seeds! Check Out These Recipes:
Chocolate Chia Pudding
- 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.
- 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 information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.