Chocolate Chia Pudding is a quick and easy healthy dessert full of creamy chocolatey goodness. A delicious sugar-free, gluten-free and low carb treat!
If you’ve heard of overnight oats, these are basically the same thing except we are using nutrient dense chia seeds instead of oats to make it an even healthier treat!
What is Chocolate Chia Pudding?
This Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding is made by combining chia seeds, monkfruit erythritol blend sweetener, cocoa powder, and coconut milk.
It is then refrigerated until firm and gel-like. The texture is similar to that of tapioca pudding.
This recipe is a perfect snack or dessert for any diet because it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, low carb and keto friendly.
What ingredients are needed to make chia pudding?
- Fresh Chia Seeds
- Monkfruit Erythritol Blend (or sweetener of choice)
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Unsweetened Coconut Milk (or almond milk)
What is the difference between cocoa powder and cacao powder?
Cocoa powder and cacao powder both come from cacao beans. The difference comes from how they are processed.
- Cocoa powder is fermented and roasted at high temperatures.
- Cacao powder is un-roasted and processed at low temperatures.
Cocoa is much sweeter while cacao is more bitter due to the roasting.
What are the health benefits of chia seeds?
Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which helps with heart health. They also contain a lot of fiber that can aid with weight loss and help with your digestive system. Per 1 tbsp, chia seeds contain the following vitamins and minerals:
- 60 Calories
- 2g Protein
- 4g Omega-3
- 5g Carbohydrates
- 5g Fiber
- 63mg Calcium
- 84mg Potassium
What other toppings can I add to this chia seed pudding?
- Fresh Fruits
- Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips
- Shredded Coconuts
- Cacao Nibs
- Macadamia Nuts
- Peanut Butter
Did you have any tips in making this chocolate chia pudding recipe?
- If using sweetened coconut milk, use less sweetener.
- You can use any type of milk you prefer. To keep it low carb or keto, sugar-free, non-dairy milk like coconut milk works best.
- Use fresh chia seeds to attain the correct pudding texture.
- Add a little vanilla extract if you prefer more flavor.
- Store in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Adjust liquid depending on if you want it to be thicker or thinner.
Looking for other chia pudding recipes?
- Churro Chia Pudding
- Milk Tea Chia Pudding
- Thai Tea Chia Pudding
- Coffee Chia Pudding
- Matcha Chia Pudding
Now, let’s get started making this Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding recipe!
- Prepping Time 5M
- Cooling Time 3H
- Total Time 3H5M
- Net Carb/Serv ~2g
- Servings 1
1) Gather all the ingredients.
3) Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or more depending on preference.
Hope you enjoy your Chocolate Chia Pudding!
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Chocolate Chia Pudding
- 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 2 tbsp Sweetener monkfruit erythritol blend, sugar or sweetener of choice
- 2 tsp Cocoa Powder
- 3/4 Cup Coconut Milk I used unsweetened vanilla
- Gather all the ingredients.
- In a small cup or bowl, add chia seeds, sweetener, cocoa powder, coconut milk and mix well with a whisk. Note - For more firmer pudding, use less coconut milk.
- Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or more depending on preference.
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