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 69 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

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 6 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, honey or sweetener of choice*
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • toppings of choice: fresh berries, chocolate chips, nuts

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.

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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    119 comments
    1. 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!

    2. Ashley
      July 27, 2021 AT 11:01 am

      5 stars
      This recipe is to die for!! Already made it 3 times in one week. Yum!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 27, 2021 AT 7:13 pm

        Oh my gosh, I love hearing this! Thank you so much for sharing!

    3. Lisa Nussbaum
      July 26, 2021 AT 3:09 pm

      5 stars
      SO DELISH!!!! I haven’t even waited for it to cool and it’s awesome already! I love dessert, and hate the wasted calories/sugar – this will be nice for my sweet tooth w goodness and protein ++

    4. Ellen E Robinson
      July 25, 2021 AT 12:14 am

      5 stars
      First time trying chai seed pudding. Easy and delicious. Used a mason jar and just shook up to mix. Looking forward to trying more chia recipes.

    5. Leticia Guillermo Flores
      July 21, 2021 AT 4:12 pm

      5 stars
      This was so easy to whip up for me and my husban and son and it was delicious as well , i increase the cocoa powder to 4 tablespoon it was delicious

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 22, 2021 AT 1:26 pm

        Yay!! So glad this chia pudding was a hit, Leticia! Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it!

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