Chocolate Chia Pudding makes for a delicious and healthy dessert or snack. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. This chia pudding recipe is also free from nuts and eggs, making it a great, allergy friendly school lunchbox treat.Jump to Recipe
Ingredients for Chocolate Chia Pudding
There are just 4 ingredients for this chia pudding recipe. They are:
- chia seeds
- cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
- pure maple syrup
- coconut milk or any other milk of choice.
These ingredients are available at most large supermarkets, organic stores and bulk food stores.
How to Make Chia Pudding
To make chia pudding simply add all of the ingredients to a bowl and whisk together until the chia seeds begin to swell. Alternatively, you could add all of the ingredients to a large jar and shake vigorously every few minutes to prevent the chia seeds from clumping together.
Once the chia pudding has started to thicken, divide the mixture between small jars or containers, secure the lid firmly and place into the fridge to set.
Note: if making these for a child you may want to reduce the amount of cacao powder so as not to be overly stimulating. Dividing this recipe between 8 containers or jars makes for the perfect lunchbox snack size pudding.
Once the chia puddings have completely set, top with your choice of toppings.
I love using toppings like:
- coconut yoghurt
- berries or other seasonal fruits
- cacao nibs
- grated dark chocolate
Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse. Small but mighty, these seeds are an excellent source of:
- plant based protein
- omega 3
Being a low glycemic index snack, having a chia pudding mid morning or in the afternoon will help to provide long lasting energy and reduce mood and concentration fluctuations due to low blood sugar.
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- Small jars or containers
- Measuring Cups & Spoons
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 2 cups almond milk coconut milk or other plant based milk
- 2 tablespoon cacao powder
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- Add chia seeds, milk of choice, maple syrup and cacao powder to a bowl. Whisk immediately and continue whisking until mixture is well combined and the chia seeds begin to swell.
- Divide chia pudding between small jars or containers and secure each lid. Transfer to the fridge for another hour at least to set completely.
- Once set top with your choice of toppings such as coconut yoghurt, berries, grated dark chocolate or toasted granola.
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Super easy to make, this Chocolate Chia Pudding is just the start for many variations. So easy to adjust sweetness to your taste by adding more or less sweetener be that maple syrup or agave or something else you like. The base flavor can be modified easily by substituting peanut butter powder or combining cacao and peanut butter powder or adding fruit at the beginning. I rate this recipe a 4 because it illustrates just how easy it is to make chia seed pudding and could be improved by including notes about how versatile the base recipe is, not just the variety of toppings that can be added. Give this a try as written then let your imagination run free.
Thank you so much for your comment. I love hearing the ways that you have adapted the base recipe! Thank you for your feedback, I will add some more tips on variations of the base recipe.