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Chocolate chia seed pudding in a small mason jar garnished with raspberries and mint

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Creamy, rich, and most importantly, incredibly easy to make this chocolate chia seed pudding will quickly become a staple in your fridge. Made with just a handful of ingredients, chocolate chia pudding is so healthy you can even eat it for breakfast without feeling guilty. All you need are chia seeds, cocoa powder, honey or maple syrup, and almond or regular milk.

I first learned how to make this chia seed pudding because my wife has recently been unable to eat dairy due to our infant son being sensitive to dairy products. With valentines day only a week away, I needed to find a chocolate dessert I could make for her that she would enjoy, but also be able to snack on during the day while I was away at work.

chocolate chia seed pudding being spooned out of a small mason jar

This recipe solved both problems. It’s healthy enough to eat anytime of the day for a quick energy boost, but also decadent enough to serve as dessert when garnished with berries, mint, and dark chocolate shavings.

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How Healthy Is Chia Seed Pudding?

Is chia seed pudding really all that healthy? Well that depends. If you load the chia pudding up with lots of honey or maple syrup, a ton of fruit and flavored granola, it may not be that healthy for you. That’s because despite using natural ingredients,( such as fruit or honey) and granola, you may still be loading up on a surprising amount of carbs leading to a quick spike in blood sugar followed by a crash later on.

That said, chia seeds do contain a good amount of protein (1/4 cup of chia seeds offers about the same amount of protein as 1 egg) and are rich in soluble fibre. This helps control blood sugar, your cholesterol levels and improves overall gut health. As always eat sweet treats like this in moderation, enjoying it on occasion won’t hurt, but eating it every single day may not be the wisest choice.

I’ve tried to balance this chocolate chia pudding to keep it sweet and rich (suitable as a dessert), but not so loaded with sugar that you couldn’t enjoy it as a snack or an occasional breakfast! If you want more ideas how you can add chia to your diet, try adding a tablespoon or two of chia seeds to these homemade granola bars, a watermelon smoothie, or energy balls for a quick nutrition boost.

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

My favorite part about this simple recipe is how easy it is to make. If you need a quick chocolate dessert for valentines day, this can be made in as little as 30 minutes. Planning on enjoying this for breakfast? Make the pudding the night before and pop it in the fridge! All you will need is:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 2 cups milk (I used almond milk to keep the recipe dairy free for my wife)
  • 1 Tbsp strong coffee
  • 4 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • Berries (optional)
  • Chocolate Shavings (optional)
  • Mint (optional)

If you want to make the chocolate chia pudding a little richer, try pureeing 6 pitted medjool dates with the liquid ingredients before adding the liquid to the dry ingredients. – Chef Markus Mueller

Instructions

  1. Measure out all the ingredients, and mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.mixing dry chia seed, cocoa powder and salt in a bowl
  2. Add the liquid ingredients, and stir the mixture very well using a whisk.liquid ingredients being added to the chia seeds
  3. Refrigerate the chocolate chia seed pudding for at least 30 minutes to allow the pudding to set. You can optionally portion the pudding into small mason jars, and refrigerate the pudding over night for some quick breakfast meal prep.!chia seed pudding mixed and ready to be refrigerated
  4. Once set, stir the pudding with a fork, and then garnish with a little dark chocolate shaving, fresh berries, and mint!

Chocolate chia seed pudding being stirred in a bowl once it has set

That’s it! How easy was that? Even a child could make this recipe! Speaking of which, this recipe is super kid friendly, and my daughter loves making it with me.

How Long Does Chia Pudding Last?

If you made a batch of this chocolate chia seed pudding and don’t eat it all right away, how long will it last? Stored either in individually sealed glass jars, or in one container the chia pudding will safely last five days in the fridge. 

Chocolate chia seed pudding in a small mason jar garnished with raspberries and mint

As long as the pudding stays refrigerated, and you don’t contaminate it with a dirty spoon you don’t need to worry about it going bad.

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

A simple yet decadent chocolate chia pudding, healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast, and rich enough for dessert! 
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword Chia seed pudding with almond milk, How long does chia pudding last?
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 1/2 cup servings
Calories 810.6kcal
Author Chef Markus Mueller

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 2 cups milk I used almond milk to keep the recipe dairy free for my wife
  • 1 tbsp strong coffee
  • 4 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup Berries optional
  • Chocolate Shavings optional
  • 1 sprig Mint optional

Instructions

  • Measure out all the ingredients, and mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Add the liquid ingredients, and stir the mixture very well using a whisk.
  • Refrigerate the chocolate chia seed pudding for at least 30 minutes to allow the pudding to set. 
  • Once set, stir the pudding with a fork, and then garnish with a little dark chocolate shaving, fresh berries, and mint!

Notes

You may substitute the milk for almond milk or coconut milk to make this delicious dessert dairy free.
For a richer pudding, try purring 6 medjool dates in with the liquid ingredients before adding to the chia seeds.
You can optionally portion the pudding into small mason jars, and refrigerate the pudding over night for some quick breakfast meal prep.!
A simple yet decadent chocolate chia pudding, healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast, and rich enough for dessert! #chia #chiapudding #dessert #glutenfree

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