Chocolate Chia Pudding

by | Nov 2, 2021 | Breakfast, Dessert

Learn how to make this decadent Chocolate Chia Pudding made with chia seeds, coconut milk, and cacao. The perfect wholesome dessert or midday snack!

I’m not sure how I only have one single chia pudding recipe on my whole blog, considering how much I love chia pudding! Thankfully I’m comin’ in hot with four chia pudding recipes this week, starting with this decadent Chocolate Chia Pudding.

I’ve always been a fan of chia pudding but I’ve been on quite the kick for a few months now. There are just so many ways to make it! This Chocolate Chia Pudding makes a great wholesome dessert or midday snack.

The base recipe is really simple: 1 can coconut milk, 1/4 cup chia seeds, and extra water as needed.

How to Make Chocolate Chia Pudding

To make this pudding you’ll need:

For a chocolate banana pudding variation, add in a ripe banana.

A lot of chia pudding recipes involve mixing together the ingredients in a bowl, covering, and allowing to thicken on its own (since chia seeds are like little sponges that gelatinize when exposed to water). But I like to take it up a notch and blend it for an ultra creamy pudding.

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Chocolate Chia Pudding

A decadent chocolate pudding made with chia seeds, coconut milk, and cacao.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Meghan Livingstone

Ingredients

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk (400ml)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 3 medjool dates (soaked in 1/4 cup warm water)
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt
  • Optional: add 1 ripe banana for a chocolate banana pudding

Toppings (optional)

  • cacao nibs
  • chocolate chips
  • shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Peel dates in half and remove and discard pits. Soak in 1/4 cup warm water for 5-10 minutes or until softened.

  2. Add all ingredients to blender, including dates WITH the soaking water.

  3. Blend on high until creamy well combined. Mixture will thicken rapidly in blender. Add up to 1/4 extra water if needed to aid blending or for a thinner pudding.

  4. Transfer to container or jar (such as a mason jar) and place in refrigerator to chill and continue to thicken slightly.

  5. Enjoy with toppings of choice!

If you make this Chocolate Chia Pudding, leave a comment and review below!

Other chia puddings you might like:

by Meghan Livingstone

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3 Comments

  1. Daphné

    5 stars
    I love this recipe (with the banana it’s even better!). I prepare this on Sunday and have quick snacks for the busy workweek. Perfect 🙂

    Reply
  2. Jessica

    5 stars
    First time making chia pudding — and this recipe did not disappoint! So simple to make and tastes wonderful.

    Reply
    • Meghan

      So glad you loved this recipe Jessica!

      Reply

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Meghan Livingstone, CNP

Hi, I’m Meghan. I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, blogger, and YouTuber with a passion for healthy, simple living. I’m here to inspire you to listen to your body, eat wholesomely, and create a fulfilling life.