Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding, a simple chocolate-flavored chia seed pudding recipe topped with chocolate chips. A light and tasty dessert that can double as a sweet snack!

chocolate chia seed pudding cups on a white table

Love chocolate? Love chia seed pudding? Make a chocolate chia pudding! This simple and tasty recipe is great for a light dessert recipe or even a sweet-flavored snack.

👉 Ready to learn how to make chia seed pudding with chocolate? Let’s do it!


🍫 Ingredients

  • Chia seeds: The base of this recipe, chia seeds are small seeds from the Salvia hispanica plant that form a gel-like consistency when mixed with liquids
  • Plant-based milk: The liquid that mixes with the seeds to make the pudding, we’re using plant-based creamy oat milk (but any milk will do)
  • Cocoa powder: Adds deep chocolate flavor and a nice dark color to the pudding
  • Flavorings: A touch of vanilla extract and maple syrup add a slightly warm and sweet flavor to the pudding
  • Garnishes: Optional garnishes include chocolate chips or a few pieces of fruit (we used pomegranate seeds!)
  • Recommended tools: small mixing bowls, small glasses or jars for single-servings of pudding
bowls of chia seeds, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla, maple syrup, and chocolate chips on a white table for chia pudding
Ingredients: chia seeds, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla, maple syrup, chocolate chips

🥣 How to make (step-by-step photos)

1️⃣ Step One: Make chia seed pudding

Add chia seeds, plant-based milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine.

Let it sit for about 10 minutes so the chia seeds thicken, then stir again to mix well.

a metal mixing bowl with chocolate chia seed pudding ingredients and a whisk
Mix ingredients and let chia thicken

2️⃣ Step Two: Chill chia pudding

After the pudding ingredients are mixed and have begun to thicken, cover and place in the refrigerator for at least two hours to let the pudding thicken, ideally overnight.

a bowl of chocolate chia pudding with small glass jars on a table

3️⃣ Step Three: Build chia pudding cups

Once the pudding is chilled and has thickened, it’s time to build the pudding cups.

To do this, add the chilled pudding to a small glass or jar and then top with your favorite garnishes, like chocolate chips, fruit, granola, etc.

small jars of chocolate chia pudding with chocolate chips on a white table

🧊 How to store

  1. Refrigerator storage: Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  2. Freezer storage: It is possible to freeze chia pudding, but I recommend freezing in single servings. To freeze, add to airtight containers and freeze up to two months. To thaw, remove from freezer into refrigerator for 24 hours and then enjoy within 2-3 days.
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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Kristina Todini, RDN
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding, a simple chocolate-flavored chia seed pudding recipe topped with chocolate chips. A light and tasty dessert that can double as a sweet snack!
5 star (1 rating)
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Course Breakfast + Brunch, Desserts + Sweets
Cuisine Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings 4 servings
Calories 255 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups plant-based milk oat, almond, soy, etc.
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Optional garnishes: chocolate chips, fruit, nuts or seeds, granola

Instructions
 

  • Make chia pudding: Add chia seeds, plant-based milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine. Let sit 10 minutes so the chia seeds start to thicken, then stir again to mix well.
  • Chill chia pudding: Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least two hours to let the pudding thicken, ideally overnight.
  • Build chia pudding cups: To build the pudding cups, add the chilled and thickened chia pudding to a small cup or small jar. Top with desired garnishes, like chocolate chips or small pieces of fruit.

Notes

  • Make ahead: Chia seed pudding is great for meal prep and can be made up to 3 days before eating. Build the entire pudding with toppings, or just make the pudding ahead of time and garnish before serving.
  • Leftovers and storage: Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To freeze, add to airtight containers and freeze up to two month. To thaw, remove from freezer into refrigerator for 24 hours and then enjoy within 2-3 days.
  • Nutrition notes: Nutrition information is an estimate and does not include optional garnishes. This recipe is vegan and gluten free.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 8gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.03gSodium: 64mgPotassium: 359mgFiber: 12gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 258IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 342mgIron: 4mg
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